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Topic: Embroidery machine pattern designing for selling. Good idea or not?  (Read 525 times)
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« on: July 10, 2014 04:30:50 AM »


I have never used a forum before so please forgive me if I'm going about this all wrong.

I'm a mother trying to come up with business ideas that I can do while looking after my children. I enjoy crafts and drawing and stumbled across people selling their own designs for embroidery machines and wondered if that was an option.

I understand that the machines are expensive but my hope would be that I would make that money back and that my patterns once designed and set up for selling would keep making money for years to come.

My questions to you are
- have any of you tried this as a income source? Is this a realistic idea?
- what level of embroidery machine would I require to test my designs and that would produce a high quality looking end result for the photos in my product ads.
- what level of software would I require to digitalise my own drawings and make patterns in multiple formats for selling?

At this stage I can't spent more than $4000 total and spending less then that would be great! Is it possible to get a machine and software to meet my needs for that much? Your recommendations would be fantastic! I know that I want a machine that is only an embroidery machine and is easy to use in terms of design upload but beyond that I know nothing.

Thank you!
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2014 06:00:22 AM »

Sure, with all the new embroidery machines out there now, selling digital files is pretty much like selling any other sewing or knitting pattern. People are always looking for new patterns they don't have to think up or create themselves.

The issues are all the different formats needed for the plethora of machines out there. Check out this description from an etsy seller https://www.etsy.com/listing/62695436/longhorn-applique-design-digitized?ref=sr_gallery_2&ga_search_query=digitizing&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery Wow. I wouldn't even know where to start, maybe trying to find the 2-3 most popular brands. You might try going over to the "Sewing in General" forum on Craftster, they have a machine embroidery forum there which might be more helpful.

« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2014 03:58:22 PM »

Thank you!  I will look in to those links.
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