Seamstress . . .
Updated: May 24
Got a knack for operating a sewing machine or hand stitching? A seamstress is a rare #sidehustle these days. When I was in high-school sewing was an elective. Not so much today. Most young people today are more fluent with computers and technology, which is why this sewing art is so valuable.
You don't have to be a clothing designer from Paris to take on simple sewing jobs. If you're a beginner, there are so many tutorials you can access online, specifically YouTube and teach yourself.
Before long you'll be ready to take on common tasks like: hemming pant-legs, dresses and repairing the elastic in a waistline, etc. The folks most likely to need alterations are the very short, very tall, very big and very small.
Word of mouth and business reputation are very powerful but if you want to jump-start your side-hustle and make some fast cash for a particular month, print up some fliers.
Offer a Summer Special of B2G1 (buy 2 alterations and get 1 of the same or less value for free), only for the month of June or Autumn Alterations only for the month of August. Post them at:
specialty clothing retailers, (tall and short)
weight loss centers and gyms
wedding and prom boutiques
Scout Troops... and the list is endless.
You will want to do your research to learn what other Alteration shops are charging, so your pricing schedule will be comparable. This will help you gain a competitive edge when creating flyers that promote discounted specials. Funding is available through Brick-N-Mortar Funding. We directly work with alternative lender that love startups. Even if you've been turned down by the bank for bad credit, we have funding options to get you started. So, with just a one page application and 3 bank statements we can start polishing your credit profile to get you approved for funding.
So, take that leap of faith into independence and just get started.
It's not until we're ankle deep in freedom and feeling the warmth between out toes that we wish we had jumped in sooner. :o)