Calling all seamstresses, the time is now to put your sewing skills to work and start to earn a living from creating custom fabric furniture covers.
There are many patterns available at fabric shops for creating standard-size furniture slips or covers, or the furniture covers can be custom made on a made-to-order basis. Successfully marketing the business can be accomplished in many ways, including the following:
• Building alliances and joint ventures with interior decorators for referrals to your business
• Selling the furniture covers and taking orders for custom-made furniture covers at craft and home and garden trade shows
• Advertising for business in traditional print media and on the internet
• Working on a subcontract basis for an established furniture upholstery service or retailer of fine home furnishings