Since in my early childhood, I saw sewing machines at home use by my parents to sew pants, especially clothing for men. I can say that it is our source of income because it pays all our financial needs. With just having good reputation and good quality service then it will surely make you successful in this field.
When starting this business you donít really need to have space in public as long as you have an excellent ideas on how to start it at home youíll just look like having a place where people probably come and go.
You have to find out also if there is a demand for tailoring services in your area and if there are several existing competitors around. Of course, you should place your business strategically so that, as a newbie, you wouldnít have to be in the disadvantage in the marketplace as well. Besides, most tailoring shops that have already been around for a long time already has a lot of regular clients, which makes it herder for you to attract people as a new shop.
Most importantly, donít forget to hire expert tailors who have extensive experience about this business and has good work ethics. You sure would want your business to be synonymous to quality and timely service so you should look around for employees that can help you do that. In additional, it will be more advantage to you if you are also an expert to this business so that you can identify mistakes from your hired person and can prevent those mistakes earlier before it will come out to the market and costumers.
You have to be up to date also on the present fashion trends in order cater to the demand. You have to learn and improve your sewing skills in areas popular with customers. For instance you have to learn how to make outstanding bridal outfits that will create a name for yourself. Another specialty area you can enter is manufacture of soft toys, as long as you keep yourself updated on the current preferences of children of each age group. If youíll just focus on one expertise only your tailoring business will not expand to the extent that it will be outdated by those great competitors.
You have to budget your starting capital, and decide whether you have the necessary equipment or ability to purchase them. As a tailor you will require a sewing machine and an over locking machine. They should be of good quality and durable if your business is to be a success. You should also budget for other sewing tools and supplies.
However, if your business becomes successful it really needs a big space and more equipments to have a bigger productions. That is the time you will have to look for a commercial space for a comfortable working place also. You donít have to be worry of your customers because as long as you rendered a good quality service to them then surely they will look you even if your in the middle of those great competitors.