Starting a School Uniform Sewing Business

All school going children need to wear a dress code as specified by the adminstration of their schools. If you have good sewing skills, opening your own school uniform sewing business might be a good idea to leverage them.

This business deals with sewing unifroms for children who go to the school. And we are pretty sure that there must a lot of children who need such service in your community.  Below we have described the required skills, equipment, your potential clients, and ways to market your services.

Required skills

Someone who’s interested in landing on a school uniform sewing business requires to have excellent sewing skills. He or she needs to know about taking precise measurements, jotting down measurement readings of your customer on a paper, cutting the fabric and then sewing together the pieces. Courses for learning how to sew are available online as well as offline. There should be a nearby training centre where students are taught sewing at your place. Working with a tailor for practical exposure is also a good option.


Since sewing a garment is a simple process, just a few tools are required by you. The first important tool for you to use is a tap measure to take measurements of your customer’s waist, chest, shoulder width, leg length and breadth etc. The second tool you will use is a scissor for giving a proper cut to the fabric. L-square scale, a marker pen, few needles and a sewing machine are other necessary tools required by you.¬†These all tools are very cheap to buy.

Your clients

All those parents in your community who have school going children are your potential customers. While you might have difficultly in convincing them during your initial stage of your business, a good way to deal with it is to contact school principles or their owners for sending you referrals. You might have to pay them some amount for referrals.'


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