Anyone with a talent for sewing and an eye for color and texture can make money with their skills. Making fleece blankets is a simple task that you can use to make extra income. Fleece is inexpensive, comes in many different colors and is easy to work with. So by purchasing a roll of fleece and different colors of binding material you can whip up a blanket of nearly any size quickly. All you have to do is find out how to sell them.
Things You'll Need:
- Blog Or Website
- Sewing Materials
Make a blanket and figure the cost of materials and the time you spent making it. Choose a price that will allow you to show a profit as the sale price of the blanket.
Check into shipping costs, you will want to offer any mail order customers a complete list of shipping options and the costs incurred.
Make a flyer, make a blog post, and put the information on your website about the fleece blankets. Also post a bulletin on your MySpace or Facebook page to promote your sales and get the word out to many different people. Indicate colors available, sizes available and the pricing information. Be sure to include the payment methods you will accept and the time frame for shipping, as well as shipping costs.
Visit craft shows and flea markets to sell your fleece blankets directly. This also lets you interact with customers and promote your business through word of mouth. A satisfied customer will tell others about your product.
Complete all orders in a timely fashion and make sure that you provide a quality product. This is not a get rich quick method of making money, but over time you will be able to make an income by selling fleece blankets.
Suzanne Alicie is a professional writer and author who has been writing professionally since 2008. She has experience in gardening, communications and retail, as well as being a small-business owner. Alicie is an avid gardener and is happiest when digging in the dirt or grooming her flowerbeds.