How to Turn Knitting into a Career!

There are dozens of moms who are looking for ways to earn money at home. Well knitting is definitely an inexpensive business that you can get into. First of all the start up costs are very low and affordable. It also is very easy to learn. Many say that knitting is a very practical craft. It is where woven cloth has to be cut, shaped and styled. You may not know it but many of the traditional designs of the past are still very popular today. The actual beauty of this type of work is enhanced by applying dyes from plants. The shades that result can not be matched by any chemical dyes. Although nowadays many people choose to use the chemical dyes. Patterns are available at just about any local arts and craft store. They now even sell kits that come with instructions for just about every garment you could ever think of. Many of today’s styles call for stitch designs that you have to try. It will only take a few lessons for any beginner to learn the elementary essentials. Like how to use the thick, chunky wool and make quick progress. It will take time for you to master this craft, but once you do you can add your own special unique touches to it. By special touches I mean something that will really make your garment stand out from the rest. Take for example a stay at home mom, who started knitting pregnancy shawls and sweaters. They sell like hotcakes during the fall and winter month. Each year she comes out with new and original styles.

With this type of skill you can make short jackets, bulky sweaters and cozy ponchos. If you are just starting out here are some tips that may help you to get started. For supplies you will need a set of knitting needles, a ball of wool, cotton, silk or linen. These items are not at all expensive and should not cost you more than about $30 for everything. Why not try looking around your town to see if you can find some knitting classes. If there are no classes offered then you can visit your local library and get some how to books on knitting. These books give you step by step instructions, and how to begin. Keep in mind that you really do not need a class to learn how to knit. Some of the best knitters are those who have been self taught. Before you actually go into business you will want to set up your business plan. All you need for this process is some pen and paper, and you are on your way. First you need to decide what market you will be targeting. For example are your garments going to be for teens, moms or kids? This will also depend greatly on what type of garments you are good at creating. After you make your list you will want to take the time to research the various styles in your particular market. It is always a good idea to check out the competition before you get started. Since you will be handling your business out of your home this will probably mean that most of your sales will be made online. This being the case you will really want to take the time to invest in some very good quality pictures of your garments to post on your website. If you want to keep start up costs as low as possible it may be a good idea to start by posting your items on eBay first. This way you will be able to see how well the go over with the general public. It will sort of be like a trial run for your business. You can begin by making only a few garments putting them up for sale on eBay and wait and see how long it takes to make a profit. These are just a few suggestions on how you can start your own knitting business right out of your own home. It will also home to do plenty of additional research on the state laws on running a business from you home. Remember if you want to be successful you will have to start out on the right foot.

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