Embroidery may be one of your favorite hobbies, but did you know that you can turn that into a profitable business? Think of how many times friends or family have asked you to make them something. Then think about how much you would be able to charge for said item.
You don’t have to be a big commercial company with a giant warehouse to have your own embroidery business. A small business can be easily run out of a spare bedroom in your house for not that much overhead cost.
If you love to embroider and want to work for yourself, read on for some tips on how to make money and set up a well-run embroidery business.
Embroidery Business Tips
The thought of setting up a small business can be daunting. All of us want a job we feel passionate about and if you love to embroider, there’s no reason you can’t make money off of that venture.
Below are some of our tips on setting up your own embroidery business:
Invest in a Quality Machine
Choosing an embroidery machine that is easy to use and provides lots of features is important when setting up your business. There are many options on the market, and it can be difficult to select one, so figure out what features you are looking for before you buy.
Both Brother and Babylock offer a variety of machines that would be a great start for your new business. We can help you decide which machine(s) you will need to complete the projects you want to sell.
Pick Your Niche
There are a lot of different things you can embroider: aprons, shirts, baseball caps, school uniforms, and much more. Choose what area you would like to focus on.
If you try to make too many different types of products, you won’t be able to target specific groups of people when you market. Honing in on a select number of products will also help you perfect your craft and make quality things.
Choose Your Workspace
Having a dedicated place for your business is essential. Starting in a spare room in your own home will work great if you have a small number of people and equipment. Eventually, you may want to rent business space.
Being in a public-facing space can get you more foot traffic, especially if you’re in a popular area. People will be able to see your signage and it will bring business into your store.
Time to Get Started
Starting your own embroidery business can be a fulfilling and profitable career. Investing in a solid machine that has all the features you need is the first step to making your dreams a reality.
Ruthie’s Notions is one of the top Baby Lock Machine dealers. Not only will you be able to save thousands off the MSRP of the machine, but you will feel confident going into business with the best equipment.
We can get you set up with your embroidery machine, teach you how to order wholesale, help you price your finished products, and much more. Contact us for more information.