5 Ways to Earn Income Through Sewing and Crafts|Earn Money at Home

 

Have you ever thought about doing something productive during your free time? Ever since the quarantine days have started, we have always stayed in our homes. We stay home almost every single day. And one of the most common suggestions to ease boredom is to do something productive. Here are some ways to earn income through your creative talents in sewing.

  1. Face Masks

I have made a lot of DIY videos on how to make face masks at home with or without a sewing machine. These are now in high demand especially for the new normal. You can make them simply out of old clothes that you no longer need or you can buy cloth from the market as long as they are properly washed.

 

 

2. Baby Shoes

I also made a video about DIY baby shoes. They are made of cotton and irreversible. Perfect for babies’ outfit of the day looks that are also comfortable yet stylish.

 

 

3. Scrunchies

Scrunchies are everyday items we use. Instead of buying them, let’s make them! There are so many ways of making scrunchies with different styles. Here is one I made without the use of a sewing machine.

 

 

4. Hand Sanitizer and Face Mask Holder

These are also a necessity now. We are asked to have an alcohol or hand sanitizer on our person at all times. This holder is convenient and very easy to make. It can hold our face mask and hand sanitizer preventing us from losing them or forgetting them.

 

 

5. Baby Items

Baby items are also easy to make. Some of the items I made on my channel are baby bibs, beanies, and turbans. These are all easy to make even for first-timers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daiso Sewing Products|My New Set-Up

Hi! Today I’ll talk about the Daiso sewing products that I added to my work area. I started making DIY face masks on YouTube by hand. Now that I acquired my own sewing machine, I began setting up my work station making way for more projects in the future.

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This was my previous set-up. It’s quite simple but now I wanted more space to put more things I want to try out.

 

 

 

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Here’s the new set-up. I kept the light as it is. I added more containers to keep things organized. I also added the thread holders to easily get the color that I needed and to see if I run out of that color.  I also added hooks to hang my elastics.

 

Here are other products that went in my basket:

 

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DIY Hand Sanitizer | Thieves Spearmint Hand Purifier | Make Hand Sanitizer at Home

Ever thought about making your own disinfectant at home? Hand sanitizers and alcohols have now become must-have items as part of the ‘new normal.’ We are encouraged to practice proper sanitation at all times to remain safe and healthy. With the high demand for disinfectant products like sanitizers and alcohols, we must find a way to always make it available in our homes. This is why today’s tutorial is a DIY Hand Purifier.

 

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Here’s what you’ll need:

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  • 40ml Vodka
  • 5ml Glycerin
  • 45ml Aloe Vera Gel
  • 10 drops of Thieves Oil
  • 3 drops of Peppermint Oil
  • 3 Containers
  • Weighing Scale
  • Syringe
  • Beaker
  • Stirring Rod

Note: You can use an alternative for the last three items.

Here’s the Step-by-step:

STEP 1

Measure the amount needed for vodka, glycerin, and aloe vera.

STEP 2

Stir until it thickens.

stir 2

Step 3

Prepare the oils.

prep oil

Pour the oils carefully.

Stir the mixture.

stir

Step 4

Prepare your containers and syringe.

Put the mixture in the syringe. Put in a little amount, just enough to fit the one container.

Put it in the container one by one and you’re done!

 

done

 

 

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DIY: How to sew Face Mask | No Sewing Machine

Hi! Today we’ll be making a simple and easy DIY face mask that you could also make for your kids.

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Here are the materials needed:

mats needed

Here’s the step-by-step procedure:

STEP 1

Prepare your fabrics.

You can use a face mask as a pattern or use this prepared pattern.

use disposable as pattern2

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Fold the face mask, stretch,  and place it on top of the fabric. 

fold dm and place on fabric

Trace the pattern. Fold the fabric then cut.

cut done

It should look like this.

second fabric

Repeat this step for the other two fabrics.

copy the first fabric

cut all done

STEP 2

Place the burp cloth or lampin on top of the wrong side of the second fabric.

lampin and second fabric

Fold both fabrics and sew the curved side using a running stitch.

fold lampin and second fabric

sew lampin and second fabric

Get your first fabric and sew the curved side as well.

 

STEP 3

Place the first fabric on the second fabric, right side facing the right side. 

plac fabrics together

Sew the top and bottom using a running stitch.

sew top and bottom done

Carefully flip it over.

flip carefully

STEP 4

Prepare your elastics.

They must be 16-20 cm long.

prep elastics

prep elastic measure

Fold the sides inward and insert the elastics.

Sew the sides with an invisible stitch or running stitch.

For this one, I used the invisible stitch.

Repeat this step for the other side.

And you’re done!

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For kids:

Repeat these steps.

For kids, we won’t use a burp cloth or lampin.

For the pattern, don’t stretch the disposable face mask too much. 

baby facemask pattern

For this tutorial, I used my baby’s old onesie.

 

mini face mask

done only mini

 

done with mini

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Baby Shoes Free Pattern

I made these baby shoes for my kids when they were 1-6 months old. These shoes are reversible having two aesthetic designs for one pair. They are very comfortable and easy to make. They are perfect for gifts for mommies ad their babies, simple and cute. 

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EASY DIY Face Mask | NO Sewing Machine| Face Mask Sewing Tutorial

Hello! Here’s another DIY face mask tutorial. Today we are making a pleated face mask with a filter pocket.

 

What you’ll need:

  • Needle and Thread
  • 40×20 cm cloth
  • 4 Clips

Step-by-Step Procedure:

Step 1

Prepare your 40×20 cm cloth.

prep cloth

Fold it in half and iron.

fold in half iron

Fold again and iron.

fold half half

Make another fold at the top and bottom towards the center, then iron.

Step 2

After ironing, unfold the last two folds and flip to the back.

Pinch and fold the fabric by 1cm, then iron.

pinch and fold

iron pinches

Do this step 2 more times. Don’t forget to iron every fold.

pinch folds finish

Step 3

Unfold everything then flip.

The right side should be facing the right side inside.

Make two small folds at the bottom, then iron.

iron small fold bottom

Flip and fold the other side as well, then iron.

Prepare the garter.

prep garter

Step 4 

Place one end of the garter at the top right corner and the other at the bottom left.

Hold it in place using a clip.

Repeat this step for the other side.

put garter top right

hold in place 1

hold in place both side

Sew both sides with backstretch.

sew sides

sew done

Step 5 

Flip/turn over.

flip

flip done

And you’re done!

 

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