JOIN US LIVE FOR THE #SEWCIALHOP2020 BIG GIVEAWAY DAY!
Day 12 #SEWCIALHOP2020
Today we feature making $ sewing!
Have you ever wanted to turn your sewing skills into a business? Having run a custom apparel and alteration business for 20 years, being an alteration specialist is an excellent career that requires talent and skill. MSDP offers a certification program
The Master of Sewing and Design Professional and Master Alteration Specialist Certification are performance-based testing programs, not a school, which was developed by the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals (ASDP). Based on ASDP’s standards of quality and is open to anyone with sewing related skills. MSDP and MAS certification provides the professional with prestigious credentials that validate skills and expertise.
ALTERATION DIGITAL E-BOOK SET GIVEAWAY
MSDP is giving away Alterations for Professionals and Alterations for Bridal and Formalwear digital E-books by Linda Stewart with a retail value of $125. And to get your sewing business going I will add my book How to Start a Home-Based Fashion Design Business.
Click here to enter to win and leave a comment below letting me know if you have ever wanted to make $ sewing #sewcialhop2020
On a Personal Note
I started ABO APPAREL, LLC a custom apparel and alteration business back in 1994. I joined ASDP (Association of Sewing and Design Professionals) in 2007 and attended my first conference when it was help in the Chicago area. What a group of talented men and women! I can tell you first hand, having a group of fellow fashion designers and sewist to connect with is priceless. Comparing pricing, work layout, marketing ideas … who else can you share stories about hemming the “simple wedding dress” lol!!!
It was at that conference the groundwork for Master Sewing and Design Professional Certification Programs began. I considered taking the certification myself, but I had already been in business 13 years and averaging 60 to 70 hour work weeks didn’t allow the time. That being said, I am honored to be a board member of a great organization offering so much to the sewing industry. If you have ever tried making money sewing, the tendency is to think you should not charge accordingly simply because its sewing. This is simply not true. If you are looking to make money sewing, you might consider taking the time to get your MSDP and MAS certification.
In the meantime, you can increase your alteration skill by reading Linda Stewart’s e-books Alterations or Professionals and Bridal and Formal Wear. I also have 3 online classes on Craftsy teaching alterations: Tailoring Ready-to-Wear, Advanced Tailoring Skills, and Tailoring Jackets. I tried SOOO hard to get the team at Craftsy to label my classes as alterations, but they insisted on tailoring! What are you going to do lol!
Just curious? Have you ever wanted to make money sewing or do you already have a business?
Having fun hopping over to places I’ve never been. Thanks! #SEWCIALHOP2020
I love to make $ sewing #sewcialhop2020 – but also give back
Hello, I so enjoy sewing — sew I started my Scented Memories / Sew Unique business after much encouragement from family and friends. Thanks for all you advice and techniques Angela
I have had a small sewing business off and on for the last 10 years. Can’t find enough time to turn it into more. I would like to try pattern making and sell my patterns. I am just not sure how to go about it. I own Angela’s tailoring classes. They are packed full of great tips and techniques. #sewcialhop2020
How do I sign up for the give a ways happening this Friday?
Click here Patti https://contest.app.do/sewcialhop2020
Sew nice to see your journey. #sewcialhop2020
Angela, what a bio, thanks for sharing your story – #sewcialhop2020
I enjoy sewing and mostly give items away. I think I would feel pressured if I charged.
Thank you for all you teach us #sewcialhop2020!
I would love to earn money sewing Home Dec. I don’t feel confident enough in my sewing skills for fashion sewing for the body. As a young new mom I sewed my own clothes as a necessity. Things were tight. Now I sew & machine embroider for delightfull fun on my Brother Dream 2. but would love it to be for Profit. Learning PE11
Thank you for supporting Wolfpack #sewcialhop2020
I didn’t know there was such a thing, sounds good to me! Thanks for being a part of the Wolfpack #SEWCIALHOP2020
I have thought of starting a business but don’t know if I am good enough so I decided to spend some time working on my skills. #sewcialhop2020
This is quite food for thought! I’ve made a few bags for people and done some simple alterations but have struggled with confidence in my own abilities and believing that my time and skills are “worth” actual money. This is going to be some interesting reading, Thanks Angela! Really enjoying the “hop”! #sewcialhop2020
Thank you! #sewcialhop2020
I have considered trying this for a business, but did not feel competent enough to navigate the ins and outs of pricing, not to mention how to deal with those high-maintenance clients on my own.
I wish I were an advanced enough sewer to feel like I could make money but I am just learning too many new basic skills right now, it is great to have this certification process available as a goal for the future though! Thanks for creating it you guys and for offering it for the hop!#sewcialhop2020
That has always been a dream of mine. #sewcialhop2020
This has always been a niggling thought, but I been afraid to make what is a joy a “job.” Maybe “some day.” Thank you! #sewcialhop2020
I used to make bridesmaids’ dresses and my own wearable art but work and life got in the way. I’m planning on starting again soon. Thanks for participating. #sewcialhop2020
Thank you for participating!! #SEWCIALHOP2020
I would love to learn how to start a sewing business, I love anything sewing whether fabric, leather, quilting or whatever. Thank you. #sewcialhop2020
Use to make all my own clothes. Need to start again. #sewcialhop2020.
Having a great time learning about al these vendors. The #Sewcialhop 2020 is informative and fun. I had a small sewing business for several years. I am still always learniing.
Thanks for participating! This is a lot of fun!!
I would love to make money sewing! Thank you MSDP and Angela for your giveaway!
This is wonderful.
Thanks for participating! This is a lot of fun!!