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Handy with a needle and thread and know your way around patterns and pincushions? Turn your craftiness into cash.

Income potential: Full-time dressmakers earn an average annual salary of $24,728, according to ERI Economic Research Institute in Redmond, Wash. Seamstresses with one year to four years of experience earn an hourly rate of $8.06 to $11.96, according to a Payscale.com survey.

Investment required: You'll need one or several specialized sewing machines and other related tools, depending on the sewing services you provide. At SewingMachineOutlet.com, a basic model ranges from $100 to $400, with advanced machines costing up to $2,000. Fabric is supplied by the customer.

Pros: You have built-in customers. Not every parent can sew a costume for the school play.

Cons: You'll have to go to a client's home or have the client come to your home to drop off materials and take proper measurements.


 

 

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