Home Embroidery Business

The home embroidery business is a fun and interesting way to earn money. At the same time, it gives you an avenue to show off your creative prowess and talent. This article can help you with some of the important decisions you need to make when starting your own company.

If you are fond of needlecrafts and have the talent and skill to do excellent embroidery work, then there is room for your embroidery industry.

Turn your embroidery hobby into a profitable business. Starting an embroidery business is not as daunting as it seems. All you need is the right information, the proper training, the right tools and machinery; and you’re all set to get your business off the ground.

    Here are some tips that may come in handy as your start your embroidery business.
  • There are several ways you can promote your products. You can place an ad in newspapers and magazines circulating in and around your area. You can produce a business proposal of sorts and distribute this to the various business and commercial establishments in your locale. You can also put up a website. Not only can a website promote your business name, it can also serve as a sales channel for your products.
  • Determine what kind of product you want to specialize in. You can do embroidery work on T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, caps, throws, blankets, hankies, towels, golf club covers, canvas shoes--the list goes on and on.
  • In choosing a target market, aside selling directly to the public, you may consider teaming up with clothing and RTW companies. Offer to fulfill their embroidery needs for them. Another suggestion is, you can offer your services to various hotels and inns. These establishments usually have their logos embroidered on the towels, robes, linens etc. that their guests use.
  • Initially, you have to invest on an embroidery machine. You may also need to buy a software program that turns designs into digital format. Other supplies you may need are: threads in various colors, backing material, hooks, and needles. It is best to procure these items on wholesale to save you money.
  • Optimize your workspace and make it conducive to production. You need to go through several stages before you can finally come up with a finished product. First, there is the design and digitizing stage. Second, thread selection. Third, incorporating the design onto the garment (the actual embroidery stage). Fourth, detaching the protective fabric at the back of the embroidery. Fifth, trimming off loose threads. Lastly sixth, packaging the completed product. The faster you can manufacture your products, the faster you can pass them onto your customers and the faster you can take in more orders. Develop a system in your workshop to speed up your manufacturing process. An option is to make use of line production. This will dramatically reduce the time needed to accomplish each stage of production.
  • The process of turning text and graphic designs to digital patterns can be done in two ways. One, as mentioned, you can acquire a software program specifically designed for this function. Or two, you can outsource your digitizing need. There are companies who offer this kind of service. They typically charge based on the number of stitches needed to produce the design. If you opt for the latter, make sure you choose a company that understands the importance of using high quality digital patterns. An inferior digital pattern often results to thread breakages and consequently reduced efficiency.

10 Comments

  • Ram said on April 16, 2010
    i want to start a embroidery business from home in Edmonton, Canada
  • Gigi Issac said on October 2, 2010
    I am thinking about a home business by investing a small amount in Sharjah, UAE
  • Sylvia Rwabwogo said on December 4, 2010
    I want to start an embroidery business to help women in my community who are not employed to find business and to be able to bring up their children but the start up capital is too big. Fort Portal Uganda
  • Raymond Laubert said on April 27, 2011
    Wish us luck, wife and I are starting Camping Embroidery (campingembroidery.com). Since we are full time RVers and spend so much time camping this is a natural for us. It is kind of expensive to start ($>10,000) but looks to be a profitable and portable business.
  • CHRISTINE ASIO A said on August 5, 2012
    Am in Kampala Uganda and already have the embroidery machine but lack capital for start-up of about $5000
  • TAZZ1 said on February 22, 2014
    Hello Dear sirs, I would like to inquire to "ANYBODY" that is in the custom t-shirt biz. or decorating to get in contact with me, for I'm a VERY PROUD DISABLED VETERAN and I'd like to learn the "TRADE" 1st hand! Thank You Much- FLY NAVY!!!!! R.A. Jackson Rt.1 Box 3285 Randolph, AL 36792
  • Lokong said on March 14, 2014
    I live in Kampala. I want to set up a home base Embroidery. I do not know where to buy the PR655 model machine here in Uganda
  • Michael said on April 20, 2014
    Hey. Am Michael, Am running an embroidery business in Uganda. now three years. Everything the Arthur says in this article is true. For me it started as a hobby, now its my source of income and my family... contact me via bintumich@gmail.com if you need any assistance with the digitizing software. training and even machine sale if you intend to buy...
  • Joseph said on October 15, 2015
    CHRISTINE ASIO A please contact me at osepusbiz@gmail.com I shall be traveling to Uganda October 19 2015.
  • Tibesigwa Rabson said on January 29, 2018
    At how much can I get an embroidery machine in Uganda?

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