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10 of the Best-Selling Items for Sewing Businesses

A sewing hobby is a great way to relieve stress, enjoy some alone time, and even make creative knick-knacks for yourself or your family to enjoy. But what if you could turn your skill into a money-making venture, all from the comfort of your own home? 

Here are ten popular items that are bringing in impressive revenue for sewing businesses of all sizes and scopes. 

1. Pot Holders 

Food tastes best when it’s made with love, and kitchen décor is the same. There’s a sizable market for homeowners who would rather support a small business and receive custom pot holders to match their unique kitchen than buy a generic version at a major retailer. 

2. Purses 

Purses and messenger bags aren’t difficult to make with a sewing machine, and your custom creation might just be the perfect piece for your potential customer to add to their collection! 

3. Sewing Lessons 

Not interested in selling your creations or want to offer a service in addition? One-on-one or group sewing machine lessons are a great way to connect with others in a meaningful way and share your skill with your community. 

4. Clothes for Dolls 

Already making custom clothes for your daughter’s, niece’s, or granddaughter’s dolls? Double or triple your output, and you could easily make some extra money on the side. 

5. Embroidered Clothing Pieces 

Perhaps you want to monetize your sewing machine skills but don’t typically create entire clothing items. In this case, custom embroidery is a great way to go. 

6. Clothes for Babies 

Clothing for babies is easy to make and just as easy to sell, and you won’t find a much cuter model! 

7. Clothes for Dogs 

Like clothing for babies, custom outfits for dogs take very little fabric to make and are extremely popular among dog owners. 

8. Custom Alterations 

Some sewers prefer to correct mistakes rather than create their own items, and there’s a huge market for this. However, make sure you have experience working with all kinds of materials first. 

9. Quilts 

Quilts are a high-value item that can bring in hundreds of dollars apiece – as long as you have all of the right tools and know-how. 

10. Costumes 

Costumes are a great way for you to put your sewing skills to good use while tapping into your creative side or even paying homage to your favorite fictional character.


Contact GoldStar Tool when you’re ready to take your sewing game to the next level.