People who want to make money by sewing at home may do so, but they must take the steps to establish home sewing businesses. Some seamstresses post bulletins at dry cleaners and fabric stores to pick up alteration and repair jobs.
Individuals may choose items they make really well, be it clothing, draperies or bed spreads, and make some business cards to distribute wherever potential customers may be found. Some clothing stores pay seamstresses to take in or let out seams or shorten or lengthen hemlines.
Serious seamstresses should avoid ads for home-sewing jobs, which typically require investments to get started. Instead of risking time and money, savvy sewers build up their own client bases, earning money sewing at home for people in their communities.