Starting Home Sewing and Embroidery Business

The home sewing and embroidery business is a lively industry. Not only can you do fixing jobs, but you can do personalized orders as well. You are free to do customized work and capture loyal customers who can in turn refer people to you.

It?s a high-touch industry. So if you want to profit in these kinds of businesses, this sewing business guide will show you steps on how you can get started now.

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Here are simple steps that you can follow to start right.

  • Develop a sewing and embroidery business plan.
    The sewing business is not just merely sewing it also has all to do with running it in a balanced way. Plan to succeed. Put together a business plan that will cover bases like financing. What will be your budget for your start-up cost for the sewing business? Put together a business plan that will cover your business location. Where do you want to start your business? Do you want to start big or small? Decide also on your pricing.
  • Licenses for starting a sewing business
    Talk with a business lawyer. Let him help you with your embroidery operation business licenses and permit requirements. Register a business name and professionalize your venture.
  • Set up your workplace at home.
    Organize your home for business space. Separate home space from business space. You may want to add a showcase window to display your work. Make a portfolio of your previous work and embroidery designs. This will make it easier for embroidery clients to choose from.
  • Checklist of supplies and equipment.
    List down what your business needs to operate daily. Then list down possible suppliers you can do business with who can supply your needs like fabrics and sewing machine types of equipment. You will need to sit down and think about stocks that you want available in your home office but not too much to crowd your house. Have an inventory list of all your in-home items.
  • Hire an extra hand.
    When the business begins to pick up, you will need extra hands to help you meet orders. Hire people who are skilled in this field and who are willing to work long hours to meet job order deadlines. Find people you can delegate tasks to with minimal supervision.
  • Marketing your service.
    Put up a sign on your home space so people know you are in the sewing business. Have business cards ready. Start with small orders first. Do jobs for your relatives, friends, and initially in your neighborhood. Then slowly build up your practice by advertising through newspaper ads and create noise to attract more business.
  • Manage your embroidery business.
    Management activities are essential in your home-based business. First, manage your money. Make sure you are ahead of the game. Know your numbers to keep you afloat. Next, manage your orders. Sewing can get out of hand if you take on too much than you can handle. Delegate a few job orders thru your hired people. Then manage your production. Make sure all productions are done on schedule and properly. Do random checks on the finished work products of your staff. Finally, manage your deliveries.

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  • shabana hanafi said on January 27, 2010
    I want to know about hand embroidery business related details. Details like how the work order taken and whom are doing such a business. Easiest Way To Keep In Touch with our Customers and keep them up to date? Lucknow, up, India
  • nelson said on May 7, 2010
    i am nelson i am running tailoring shop. i am specialist in suit making and bride gowns and all types of modern dresses and ladies and gents garments. i am searching for bulk orders of stitching i need some orders kindly search it for me i'll do it very reasonable and very cheapest cost in price. thanking you, regards nelson
  • sheetal said on June 15, 2010
    Hello Nelson, where are you located? i am planning to setup my to open boutique in Bangalore.
  • India said on July 5, 2010
    Anointed Hands - Aprons Hankies Fans and More. Raleigh North Carolina United States
  • Renuka said on July 23, 2010
    Hi, I'm fashion Designer and I have started by fashion Boutique in Mumbai, I want to grow my business, Looking for the bulk orders. we have good team of expert Cutter and makers. We r specialized in Croset saree blouses, Evening gown, Dance snd stage show costumes and western outfits. Plz mail me if anyone looking for the same.
  • Nagalakshmi. C.S. said on August 3, 2010
    I am looking for stitching orders of pillow covers, cushion covers, frocks, baby garments, salwar suits. Is any one ordering please contact me. I am located in Malleswarm, Bangalore.
  • tripti said on August 16, 2010
    hi, i am looking for stitching order of cotton cloths aprons, baby jhablas, frocks, pillow covers, knitted fashion accessories and many more. i am located in gomti nagar lucknow up
  • lakshmi challa said on August 18, 2010
    Hai, I am looking for anyone interested to purchase my boutique in bangalore.
  • Keerthi said on September 30, 2010
    I have a full fledged boutique with overflowing orders and an excellent team to execute the same! I am booked for next 3 months orders. It is in premium location in Bangalore, india. Since I have to relocate to the US I am looking for someone to purchase and take over my boutique. Please contact me on 91 9945000485
  • mahesh said on October 14, 2010
    Hi ,we are in business of embroidery since 2003 in bangalore, we undertake orders of all types of embroidery on any fabric in bulk .Plz mail me if anyone looking for the same .
  • sonu said on November 15, 2010
    Hi, I have started the shirt manufacturing company in mumbai at Borivali and waiting for order from different clients, if anyone is interested please consult me and send your detail at my id pls don't forget to send mobile no. that is the main source for interacting.
  • Kannan said on December 6, 2010
    Hi I am looking for an embroidery machine suggestion. which i am buying for my wife to do embroidery business from home, please suggest me if any good machine with far i have decided on brother NV4000..any suggestions pls,,,,
  • Gaurav said on December 10, 2010
    Hi, we have Computer Embroidery business in Delhi and looking for embroidery order. please mail me for any related requirement.
  • Rea said on December 20, 2010
    We can sew, stitch, embroidery and are looking for clients to make order for us to produce all kind of garments. Please email us at
  • ZENITA'S EMBROIDERY -N- MORE said on January 5, 2011
    HI I own a embroidery shop and make handbags, tote bags and quilts. If any one needs a custom made items done please let me know. please e-mail me or you can order your items off my website: I am located in NASHVILLE, TN USA.
  • Marta Gomez said on January 5, 2011
    Hi my address is here in San Bernardino Ca,I have my home based sewing business opened to the public for about 4 years now schedule business hours and business days only ,for those interested be advised I expertize in dress making ,pattern making,man shirts,alterations wedding dresses,quinceanera dresses and more for more info email me at
  • shalini said on January 25, 2011
    i m located in bhopal m.p. can i get bulk sewing orders ? pls help for the same.
  • Gopalakrishna said on February 3, 2011
    We have set up a small garments to stitch shirts/nighties on job work basis at Ramanagaram near Bangalore. If any body interested to give the orders pl contact me. Phone No. 9731138348.
  • mukunda.t said on February 19, 2011
    i am looking job work orders in simple garment items, like stitching of pillow covers, bags,pitycoat,in regular basis.these items are going to stitch by rural women in doddaballapur taluk, banglore rural dist.karnataka state.main aim of this program is to give rural employment. if any garment units are interested to give job work please call to my no 7259161522, or mail to "mukundathimmaiah"
  • Manjima said on February 25, 2011
    I am planning to start a tailoring business(both wholesale & retail) in chennai, can you please give some suggestions or advice on the same.
  • Zabishariff said on April 11, 2011
    Hi I'm looking for the ladies dress for stitching. i have a shop in shivajinagar which is running well now looking to expend the work if any body have order contact zabishariff. 9880206878
  • Denise said on May 19, 2011
    Please contact me on 0714850542 I do gifts for Birthdays and do other garments.
  • smita said on July 12, 2011
    hello, i am smita here, running a ladies boutique in whitefield bangalore, now looking to expand my work, we do all kinds of stitching like suits kurties hand embroidery, machine embroideries & stitching of designer blouses. any garment unit or anybody are interested please mail me
  • teenie verma said on July 20, 2011
    hi, this is teenie from delhi.karolbagh. I am running a boutique from last 5 years specialist in designer blouses and suits and western items. required bulk orders contact9213797237
  • priti said on July 31, 2011
    hello!I am from Mumbai Central,Mumbai/India & undertake orders for hand embroidered accessories & hand embroideries in any form whether its suits/kurties /sarees or on any other thing on retail,quantities & export level both.Looking forward to expand my work.interested persons can mail me on or can call me on 9869072285
  • Glenis said on August 6, 2011
    Hi, this is Glenis from Malad.Mumbai. I am looking for stitching orders for pillow covers, cushion covers, frocks, baby garments, salwar suits, skirts. If any one ordering please contact me on or call me on 9920685925
  • Madhuri said on August 9, 2011
    Hello i'm fashion designer, from bangalore and i do undertake orders for hand and machine embroideries, fabric painting and also take a orders for stitching looking forward to expand my work.. My id-
  • Chaitrali Rane said on August 17, 2011
    Hi, Myself Mrs.Chaitrali Rane, based at Mumbai - Vasai (W). I wanted to start to start work from home at present by taking orders like stitching of Baby Frocks , Kaftans etc... Need your guidance to how to start initially like from where i will get the details of suppliers of such kind of dealers. Regards, Chaitrali
  • kirthish jain said on August 18, 2011
    Dear all, I am looking for a good reputed company who can manufacture formal and casual shirts for my brand good karma. Kindly send me your details of the company so that we can discuss this in brief. Best Regards, Kirthish Jain 044-26693306
  • mobie kitherian said on September 20, 2011
    i am located at koramangala, bangalore and am looking for good tailors to stitch kids party wear-all sizes-cotton, silk and georgette for my kids boutique. I can hire him/her or he/she can do it at their own place.
  • Kavitha said on September 22, 2011
    I am located in Bangalore and looking for someone who can stitch Kurtis on Wholesale rate but the design would be provided by us. Please contact me
  • Purva Sawant said on October 10, 2011
    We are looking for stitching orders of pillow covers, cushion covers, frocks, baby garments, salwar suits. Is any one ordering please contact us on 09820462060. we are located in Mahim Mumbai
  • suparna said on October 20, 2011
    I am looking for people who do hand embroidery work. I have an exhibition coming yp in Vizag on 24-25dec....urgently need people to do hand embroidery work on shirts and mobile pouches. I live in bangalore.
  • Shaikh sultan said on October 28, 2011
    India mumbra maharastra i m hand embroidery work shop put now no successful total loss tell me i what to do please give me answer thanks
  • farsana said on November 24, 2011
    i am looking for stitching orders of pillow cover, cushion cover, gift bags if any one ordering please contact us 9790725292 and i am also taking classes like painting, jewellery making, soft toys, embroidery i am located in chennai(tambaram)
  • Shyla said on December 4, 2011
    Hi, This is shyla here, i would to have more information on setting up a boutique in bangalore. Can anyone suggest me how much would it cost to set up a ladies and kids tailoring need with embroidery designing.
  • Mrs. P. Ananya said on December 13, 2011
    Hi everyone i m looking up 4 experienced tailors or people having their own unit who knows pattern cutting also for my boutique also having bulk orders from big companies. Its based in chennai. Interested people plz contact me 9677205852 or mail me
  • Anupama P.M said on December 16, 2011
    Hi, This is Anupama from Malad (East) Mumbai. I am starting a kids clothing business at my home. I am looking out for tailors who are experts in stitching kids frocks. If interested pls contact me at 09699452850, or mail me at
  • Sharvari P said on December 21, 2011
    Hi This is Sharvari from Kandivali W, I am going to start my own Kids Clothing business from home, looking out for tailors who are experts in stitching kids frocks on Wholesale rate but the design would be provided by us. Please contact me on
  • Kumari said on January 2, 2012
    Hi, I am Kumari, having my own ladies tailoring boutique near S R Nagar, Hyderabad. I am looking for customized designer orders / bulk orders. Please contact me on
  • said on January 7, 2012
    hi, i have vry nice innovative ideas.i wanna start up a small embroidery business in Bangalore.i have done my course.
    1. can anyone please suggest the money needed to start up my business?
    2. is anyone interested to join hands with me to create a new trend.
    we'd work together as designers.
  • Priya said on February 2, 2012
    Hi, I am Priya from Bangalore. I am setting up a small business (as of now) that will create designer collections of special occasion infant wear (upto 1 years)... mostly with silks, laces and hand embroidery. I am looking for freelance tailors who have their own set-up and can work on my projects regularly at reasonable rates (considering this business will provide you with regular orders). Work has to be very delicate and neat. Cut-work, ariwork, ribbon embroidery, pintucks, button roses and all forms of delicate hand embroidery will be required. The fabrics and designs will all be provided. Volume of work will be approx 5-6 clothes/mth till orders pick up. Please write to me if you are willing to deliver consistently and within deadlines. The clothes will be launched under a brand name and designs provided by me cannot be used for any other customer. Look forward to a fruitful partnership. Please send me your mobile details to take our conversations forward. My email is
  • era said on February 12, 2012
    Hi This is era from lko, I am going to start my own Kids Clothing business at my decent .i want to taking order from your company if u are agree with me please contact me on my id
  • vidhya said on February 16, 2012
    i am located near madurai, thinking to star my own tailoring shop looking for good designer who is well exp in this field and person for sewing also. if any one interested plz contact me to my mail id
  • Sanatan Naskar said on February 29, 2012
    We have Ladies Teller where we are basically stitching ladies garments in order with less price but also Looking for order for stitching supply. if any organization or company want to give order please contact us. Baruipur, Kolkata, West Bengal, cont, 9674457347, 9434303238, N:B, we are also supply complete Cotton Blause and saha in order.
  • Upendra Singh said on March 1, 2012
    Hi I am upendra and looking for taking orders of pillow covers, cushion covers, frocks, baby garments. Is any one ordering please contact me on I am located in Kindivali (W) near Charkop, Mumbai.
  • neetu said on March 14, 2012
    hi... i am in bangalore . i know the sari embroidery work..if any one interested to take my service...plz mail me.
  • poonam kaushik said on March 15, 2012
    Hi... I am Poonam living in Ahemdabad. I have the knowledge of stitching ladies dresses, all type of hand and machine embroidery work. If anyone is interested to take my service...Plz mail me.
  • deepaselvaraj said on April 19, 2012
    hi all, i am deepa from pondicherry, started home based designing business-i do hand,machine embroidery, fabric painting on blouses(casuals/wedding), chudis, kids pattu blouses. also i do glass paintings and take classes for those interested. pls contact me thr mail.
  • Preety said on May 13, 2012
    Hi,i am Preety from mumbai if anybody interested in jardoshi work dress, kurti, salwar kameez, Different styles of blouse so plz mail me
  • malar said on May 22, 2012
    Hi, I'm looking for a tailor who can sew girls' kurtas and churidars. Anyone interested pls email @ Thks Malar
  • VeenaGanesh said on May 24, 2012
    I am in Ranipet (Tamilnadu) I know stitching but right now i don't have machine in the home please suggest me to do any home based job. except online and typing job.
  • jaspal kaur said on May 25, 2012
    hi, i am running a boutique from last 12years having team of cutting stitching also .required bulk order of ladies dress stitching or related, please contact.
  • syed faize shah said on May 28, 2012
    i'm from tonk , rajasthan. i have a lot of workers for ladies and gents sewing garments. i want to work order for sewing men & women garments work at my place. M- 9571404096, khatio ka ghair, kachehri, district- tonk, rajasthan
  • reena dsa said on May 29, 2012
    i do fabric painting on sarees , dresses, cushion covers , and lots more .i even to hand painted materials to stitch summer dresses. feel free to mail me at . you can have a look at my work and then place an order.
  • Mira P said on June 3, 2012
    I am from Bangalore. Wish to take home classes in tailoring. ladies preferred.
  • Emily Wardill said on June 5, 2012
    I am based in Marseille. I have an order of 5 embroidery projects that i need to commission . I can send them to anywhere !
  • S.Dhandapani said on June 9, 2012
    I have 10nos power sewing machine in my home in my shop. I need regular stitching order in chennai contact. +91 8148142348
  • varsha said on June 15, 2012
    hi, i am varsha frm ap. i hav computerized embroidery machine. now i want work to do anybody wants to giv me order means plz contact me my mail id my num 8886087425.
  • Dhathri said on June 20, 2012
    Hi, We need tailors who can stitch cotton quilts (double and single). The material and designs would be provided by us. If you are interested and know how to stitch quilts please email us
  • GARGI DUTTA said on June 24, 2012
  • shalini said on July 2, 2012
    I am in Bangalore and I am planning to start my own bag making and selling business. I am looking for tailors specialized in making cotton BAGS. Material and other stuff like designs will be provided to them just stitching work will be theirs.Interested tailors plz contact me @
  • robin singh said on July 11, 2012
    hey dear i have already running this business now i want 2 expend my business so pls contact me as soon as dear(
  • christy said on July 17, 2012
    I'm based at coimbatore interested in designing kids & ladies wear. You are welcome to look at my work and then place orders. Please feel free to contact me at 7598675484 or
  • Naushad Shaikh said on July 19, 2012
    Hi, I am located in Malad (west) Mumbai, I am looking forward to start a small scale sewing business, I have the place and sewing machines, I need orders to start up with initially. Plz feel free to ctc me at or call me on 9987224813.
  • satnam said on July 21, 2012
    I am running a well established ladies boutique. I have ten year experience. I want to expand my boutique. thanks
  • sharmila said on July 23, 2012
    hi i am sharmila have up started ladies and kids boutique in banswadi have well experienced tailors and cutting master. Have started from home anyone interested to join as partner to open a boutique in an around kasturi nagar banswadi pls mail or contact me 8904071318
  • varsha.k said on July 24, 2012
    hi, i am varsha i am running computerized embroidery work now i am looking for order anybody want to give me orders means plz contact me 8886087425 my email id
  • RANJIT KUMAR BHAKTA said on July 25, 2012
    hi i am living in kolkatta.(BUDGE BUDGE) i want do the small scale sewing business in kolkatta. i have own house with 3 katha vacant land. now i need the order. so please give me the contract. my
  • Rakesh gupta said on August 3, 2012
    i have boutique in delhi want good embroider and master for my boutique in northern part of delhi even i need if some good fashion boutique want to open in delhi can contact me 9811066168
  • shalini said on August 6, 2012
    Hi !! My name is Shalini and I am planning to open up a ladies clothing store and a small tailoring unit as . well. Searching for a good tailor master. Please let me know if any ladies are interested to work from home as tailors. As I shall also be interested in giving you the orders at your own convenience of working from home/My Contact Number is 9738600564
  • bhagwat chitare said on August 12, 2012
    Namaskar, I am Bhagwat owner of ladies boutique at Aurangabad. I have skilled team of blouse makers and I am searching for job order to blouse manufacturing. If any one interested please contact me on 9209249268.
  • nirmal bargujar said on August 18, 2012
    i want open my own fashion boutique in delhi please tell me how to get and from where license and legal permission which me permit for this
  • JK said on August 19, 2012
    Hi I am planning to start a stitching shops for ladies , kids .. if any experienced staff ..pls let me know . This is in Calicut , kerala
  • Trapti Gupta said on August 19, 2012
    Hi I am located in Ghansoli, Navi Mumbai. I want to take orders for stitching jobs, like petticots, pillow covers, Salwar Suits etc. I have stitching experience for the last 30 years. If anybody wants to give orders for stitching any of above in bulk please contact me on 9768610777.
  • S.K.Swamy said on August 20, 2012
    Hi I am in chennai. I have a GEMSY sewing machine. I can give my effort 30 hours { 15 hours * two persons } per day. I need job works like Aprons, Simple bags, Pillow covers, Paavadais{ inner use of saree } and other simple works. I am working in my home. MOBILE +917305405050-EMAIL ID THANKING YOU.
  • Padmini said on August 25, 2012
    I am looking for Bulk orders stitching orders of pillow covers, Ladies dresses, blouses and petty coats. Is any one ordering please contact me. I am located in Ponnur, Guntur Dist. AP Mob.No. 8374471924
  • rihan said on August 25, 2012
    i am looking for casual shirts stitching orders bulk or small orders. I am in banglore if any one interested contact me 09738138647
  • i want stiching order said on August 27, 2012
    now i start the business in chennai for bulk order give me any small order i will do the better . kindly give a small order and help me
  • Upma Kumari said on August 28, 2012
    Hi !! My name is Upma and I am planning to open up a ladies and kids boutique and a small tailoring unit as in New Delhi, saket. well. Searching for a good tailor master. Please let me know if any ladies or gents are interested to work. pls contact me. My Contact Number is 9555447814
  • nasim said on August 29, 2012
    i want any embroidery work bangalore, please contact me nasim 9241700756, 9663011009, (embroidery experience 18 years), Bangalore,
  • Shailza said on August 29, 2012
    Looking for manufacturing unit for Women Traditional wear where i can get various techniques i.e. embroidery, block printing, hand embroidery, patch work, dyeing etc.Customized Samples will be required before placing orders. Plz contact..I m in Bangalore
  • Neerja Samuel said on August 31, 2012
    Recently started my own boutique for ladies garments in north west Delhi. Looking for bulk orders. Neeja
  • Resmi said on September 3, 2012
    Hai, I am Resmi, having own tailoring boutique near Pala, Kottayam (Dist), Kerala. I am looking for customized orders/ bulk orders (of frocks, churidar, etc.). Please contact me on
  • balvinder kaur said on September 6, 2012
    my email add is hi i'm living in Mauritius and having own designer house for stitching and tailoring of ethnic and western wear so if anyone interested call me freely
  • supriya said on September 8, 2012
    hi am supriya from faridabad i have done in fashion and design and have worked as a designer in SPL. i have opened a boutique and want orders from anywhere around delhi. we are specialized in women's wear. thanks supriya 01294164106
  • thanishreddy said on September 8, 2012
    Hi, This is thanish Fashion designer from hyderabad. I am looking for hand and maggam embroidery work orders. This is my contact-(
  • selvi said on September 10, 2012
    hai, i am very eager to know how to make velvet handbags and modern jute bags. i live in madurai. Is there any classes taken in madurai reg. making of handbags pls. mail me.
  • Azhar hashmi said on September 10, 2012
    Hi everyone this is Ajhar Hashmi from mumbai, a ladies boutique tailor we specialized in woman's wear we are home based tailor we give excellent finish to our client we have 3 experience tailors and 8 karigars our charges are negotiable if any one interested than pls call us on 9920926648 to AZHAR HASHMI. contact me as soon as thnx
  • Mrs. Ruchi Agarwal said on September 12, 2012
    Hi, I am Ruchi Agarwal, i am located in Mumbai. i am a textile designer; designing and supplying cushion covers and 100% woolen stoles. If any distributor; retailer or boutique is looking for the designer cushion covers or stoles for a minimum order qty. of 25 units at least, kindly contact me on my e-mail id. or on my mob no. +91 7738205332. Thanks & Regards
  • Urmila said on September 17, 2012
    i am urmila, i started a tailoring boutique in Hyderabad(one at Miyapur and one at kondapur). we are specialized in women's wear, kids wear and school uniforms with reasonable price. For any orders please contact +919848990737 or
  • Neha Chaudhary said on September 18, 2012
    Hi, I am neha and I am going to start a Boutique in Delhi and Faridabad, So I need orders for the same.....Kindly Contact if you have any order my ID is
  • garima said on September 18, 2012
    I want to set up my own botuique in Ghaziabad-vaishali. I need a tailor/master (male/female) who is experienced in designing, cutting and stitching ladies wear. Please contact me @9899777650
  • Mrs.Merlin said on September 20, 2012
    rs. we are looking for stitching orders for Blouse, churidhar near chennai, guduvancherry, over 30 years experience in tailoring if you are interested to call us 9791191087
  • khizer tailorings and embroiderys said on September 24, 2012
    hi. i m inayath khan owning a tailoring unit in lingarajapuram, bangalore. we are specialist in making ladies salwar, blouses, frocks, gowns, uniforms and embroiderys. we are looking for a experienced tailoring master and 2 experienced tailors for our unit. if anybody interested please contact - 9008997289 or mail me. thank you.
  • Shekar K L said on September 25, 2012
    Hi Sir/Madam, This is shekar from Bangalore, I am planning to start a tailoring business(both wholesale & retail). i am looking job work orders in simple garment items, like stitching of Shirt, pillow covers, bags, pitycoat, in regular basis. these items are going to stitch by rural women in karnataka state. main of this program is to give rural employment. i will take care of all transportation charges. The Meantime We will deliver to you. if any garment units are interested to give job work please call to my no 9535248258, or mail to Thank you...
  • mdi said on September 27, 2012
    any one can do computer embroidery, on leather applique. can contact 98405 75533 or :
  • Srilakshmi said on September 27, 2012
    I know hand embroidery on sarees, dresses, Pillow Covers, bed sheets & Table cloths. I am looking for orders. contact no: 9970228923.
  • sunilbkappil said on September 28, 2012
    hai, I am Sunil me and my wife started a stitching unit in edava(tvm dist:) kerala. We need bulk orders for stitching ladies and kids wear (all type). we are looking for good orders from Kerala. contact number 9895361134
  • rani singh said on September 30, 2012
    rani singh[fashion designer] we have started stitching on major scale. so give me order for manufacturing kurtas[all ladies items] india new delhi, phnno.8802107818


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