Retailers of men's formal and business wear generally don't have an in-house tailor, and typically alteration work is subcontracted to outside tailors. This fact creates a more than ample opportunity for individuals with sewing experience to capitalize by starting a tailoring service that operates right from a home based location.
The fastest way to establish the service is to offer men's wear retailers your services on a subcontract basis, and you can arrange a certain time of the day to pick up garments to be altered and return the garments the following day.
But if you do not want to do that, you can very well start the business on your own and use simple and effective advertising techniques to get the word around for your business. Believe us when we tell you that men enjoy and require custom sewing jobs for their clothes. People prefer to have expensive formal wear repaired and altered rather than have to spend money for buying something new.
Men also like to repair and alter as an alternative to having to go shopping and looking for the right garment again.
Additionally, to generate more revenue for the business, consider purchasing tuxedos that can be rented to clients via the men's wear stores that currently don't provide their customers this service.
As always, people are ready to pay good money to get their expensive clothing back in shape. The potential income range is $25 to $35 per hour, at the time of writing this.