How to Start A Sewing Business

How to start a sewing seamstress business

I know a lot of sewers who have taken their passion and hobby and started a sewing business. But, there are still quite a few who want to take the leap and start a sewing business, but may be hesitant for whatever reason.

I created this video for those of you who would like some actionable tips on starting a sewing business. These are all things I’ve learned, mostly from trial and error, that I am more than happy to share!

Actually, this video is not necessarily for just sewers, many of these tips can apply to hobbyists turned businesses across many industries!

Thanks for watching the video and comment below with questions. And if you are already in business, please share your experience!

Update: If you’d like more information, I’ve created a free 5-day e-course you can receive in your inbox.

Click here to join the course!

Let me know what you think of this post!

  • “Hey, girl, hey!” Most definitely helpful. I’ve been nursing this for half a year now. Like you stated, I need to isht ’cause I ain’t getting off the pot.

    Thank you for all you do, Ms. Erin.


    Lyric of
    Ladie Lair

  • Thank you for your tips! I’m a stay at home mom that loves sewing and for the last two years I’ve been sewing for customers to but never considered it as a business, well I do now and your tips are helping already especially the staying in my lane! I’ve taken sewing jobs before without really knowing how to, i love challenges so I thought about the experience I would gain but it took to much ofmy time that the pay wasn’t worth it! And to get a separate place to showcase my products! So from now on i will stay in my lane! And apapproach this more professionally!

  • Well I finally did it!!!! I stepped out on faith and I made a Regal Maxi Skirt for my NEW CLIENT!!!! I was nervous, but after watching the video and doing the E-course, I just said why not. Try it at least once. I delivered my customer her skirt last night and she LOVED IT!!!! So did her son, my son, and my daughter!!Now that I can breathe……… I may consider doing it again. lol… Thank you for posting.

  • Just discovered your blog. Great video. Thanks so much for the tips. I am now following you on Facebook and Bloglovin.

  • Thank you for the video, and all the good information that you passed. I have 1 question who did you use for your website? I’m torn as to what site I should use to host my business.

  • Great video! Just what I needed. I’m new and stepping out into this world.Working wirh a graphic artist for my logo.
    Applying for my TIN and will check out legal zoom for legal establishment.
    Thanks for the push!

  • This really is helpful. I have made several of the mistakes mentioned and will use these tips once I’m ready to revamp!*I especially like the idea of RTW sizes for clients vs custom sizing.

    Thanks for sharing!