If you could make money sewing on a sewing machine, what items would you sew?

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  1. Brinafr3sh profile image75
    Brinafr3shposted 9 years ago

    If you could make money sewing on a sewing machine, what items would you sew?

  2. galleryofgrace profile image69
    galleryofgraceposted 9 years ago

    I did this many years ago and had great success with making pot holders and matching small appliance covers. They are very easy to sew.  They are money savers too in that you can use squares of an old blanket to pad the pot holders. Also make placemats and hot pads.  Appliance handle covers can be easily made too, such as a simple wrap for the oven or refrigerator handle. with small pieces of velcro to hold them
    Some people like  certain animal motifs such as cows or roosters. Others prefer a solid color that matches their kitchen or the old fashioned gingham squares.

  3. profile image56
    Carraiginposted 9 years ago

    I currently do this, sewing costume accessories: tails/ears, Victorian-style wrist cuffs, occasional hats, stuff like that. Doesn't make a huge amount of money, but it's nice for a little extra income.

    1. Brinafr3sh profile image75
      Brinafr3shposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      That's the key; making extra money sewing items is a good hobby to have. Plus learning to market the sewed items will certainly help. There's eBay, free websites, word of mouth, garage sales, etc., this will assist with marketing.

    2. profile image56
      Carraiginposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed. I'm mostly selling on Etsy now, but I'm running through a couple other sites as well.

  4. cdmwriter profile image63
    cdmwriterposted 9 years ago

    This isn't necessarily a money maker, but my favorite item to sew is fabric gift bags. I use them instead of wrapping paper for any and all gift-giving occasions. They make part of the gift and can be reused over and over. (No one who receives a gift wrapped on one of these bags ever wants to return the bag!)

    I even give my friends and relatives the bags themselves as gifts, and they love them. It's fun to make gift bags in holiday fabrics or use up fabrics from your stash. I make lined bags that use two coordinating fabrics. This is a great stashbuster for sewers or quilters who have too much fabric.

  5. lupine profile image70
    lupineposted 9 years ago

    I would sew items that are not too time consuming such as cute or sexy aprons, bibs for babies, also bibs for adults...good for messy eaters when eating bbq ribs or crab legs. Also tote bags would be good, they seem very popular for shopping these days.

  6. vdragonsblood profile image60
    vdragonsbloodposted 8 years ago

    My soon to be mother-in-law does a ton of sewing, knitting and crocheting.  She sells much of her crafts at craft sales as well.  I did notice she sells a ton of basic dish towels with patterns.  Pretty amazing for such a simple thing lol!

    1. lupine profile image70
      lupineposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, a simple thing, but always needed.

    2. vdragonsblood profile image60
      vdragonsbloodposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It sure is!  Sometimes simple is the way to go lol!

  7. DommaLeigh profile image61
    DommaLeighposted 8 years ago

    Currently I am making bathrobes for my grand kids and for the men in my family  with those few extra pounds. My Nephew is willing to pay $75 for my labor and he  will supply the fabric.


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