Full Bloom Mini Quilt


Welcome to the Craft For The World, do you know what a hobby is? Hobby is an English word often used in the Portuguese language and means hobby, i.e., an activity that is practiced for pleasure in leisure time. A hobby is not a full-time occupation, and is intended for the practitioner’s relaxation. Usually the practice of a hobby does not entail any financial advantage for the person concerned. Nevertheless, it can turn into a task that results in financial benefit for the practitioner.

Have you ever thought of turning your patchwork hobby into a way to earn money from the comfort of your own home? Sewing is the perfect way to occupy your time and earn extra money. Besides bringing you endless business opportunities, you still have the flexibility to choose your working hours. It is common to find professionals in several areas who dedicate themselves to patchwork only on weekends and during their free time. These people usually seek to improve their income or simply put into practice what they like. For those who do patchwork with the intention of complementing their income, be it from retirement, salaried employment, or self-employment, their own co-workers, family, and friends end up being their main clients. For you who are already part of the group of people who use patchwork as a source of income, or for you who intend to start in the business, we have separated some interesting tips.

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When to dedicate yourself to handicrafts?

  • The great advantage of crafts is that you can do them in parallel with a job.
  • Only dedicate yourself exclusively to handicrafts when you realize that they can sustain your household.
  • Don’t be immediate. Have the patience to take things in parallel until it is advantageous to let go of one of them.
  • The exception to “patience” is for those who, for example, have lost their job or are “fed up” with their current job.

When and how to make a living from handicrafts?

  • Step one: use your circle of friends to tailor the product. Give, ask for opinions, work on improvements.
  • Have common sense and a critical eye about your work, whether it is corny or beautiful.
  • Pay attention to the quality of the finishes. It is a differential.
  • Do a lot of research on the Internet, watch tutorials on YouTube, look on Pinterest.
  • Offer your products on the internet and be always connected.
  • Join communities on social networks, not only artisans, to spread the word, to acquire knowledge, to know what’s new, what people need, and to sell.
  • To grow, it is not always necessary to invest in a commercial point. The internet is a great sales field.
  • Participate in city hall projects and fairs.

How to calculate the initial costs?
If you intend to turn sewing into a business, one of the first steps is to do a brief market research and calculate the initial cost. To calculate the cost price you need to take into consideration three factors:

  • Cost of materials.
  • Cost of labor.
  • Cost of packaging (freight, taxes, and fees).
    With these numbers in hand, it is much easier to stipulate a competitive sales price to attract your first customers; besides, of course, avoiding possible losses.

To open a company or not?

  • With time, the person himself must decide whether to continue serving only his circle of people, informally, or if the demand has grown and he needs to have a CNPJ.
  • The purchase of machines and materials is cheaper with a CNPJ, but it is expensive to formalize a company.

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