It is really important to have a hobby, but especially in these uncertain times. A hobby can help you take your mind off of things and reduce stress dramatically. And, some hobbies can even help you pay the bills.
For instance, crafting and creating clothing is a great way to pass the time doing something creative and then you can sell your creations. And kids clothing is something that people love to spend money on since it is much better quality than what you can get in the store usually.
If you are already making clothes for kids then read on for the tips in this article to help you start selling them.
Get the right equipment
If you already have a sewing machine then you are halfway there, but make sure that it is the type that can handle overlocking stitches. Sometimes called coverstitches, these are important for hems and seams that are strong.
If your sewing machine doesn’t have that option then you should look into sergers that are made specifically to make clothes or any other textiles that are sewn together and need a strong hem.
You’ll also need everything to cut out your patterns and have space to store everything. Material management systems are very important so you can work efficiently.
Find your niche
If you really want to stand out and find your ideal market, then find a specific category to work within. For instance, kids clothing is a very wide topic and you may get lost if you don’t have a product that stands out.
Instead look for sub topics to focus on and specialize that way. An example would be to create winter clothing, or summer clothing. Maybe even specialty clothing like for communions or weddings. If you can specialize and become known as the expert kids clothing maker in a specific area then you are more likely to find a market.
Know the regulations
Wherever you are selling your clothes, there are likely some norms to follow as there are regulations concerning children’s clothing. Things like using fire resistant material is something that you will need to be aware of as many jurisdictions require it to sell.
You also have to make sure that the clothing is designed to be safe. Avoid anything that could strangle a child accidentally. And always make sure that people are aware of possible allergens from the type of material you are using. This is especially relevant if you are using man made fabrics.
No matter how creative and well crafted your clothing is, if people don’t know about it you can’t sell. You need to get the word out there so you have to be able to market yourself as well as your creations.
The easiest way to do this is to sign up for a few social media platforms like Instagram and Pinterest. Then have a Youtube channel that shows off your creativity.
Have these channels link to your website or Etsy store where they can buy the clothes directly from you.