Create a studio in your home to meet with clients, complete sewing projects and to store equipment and supplies. Contact the local small business administration office or home zoning commission office to inquire about the rules concerning home-based businesses, as some regions do not permit business owners to meet with clients in residential areas. Lease commercial retail space to meet with clients. Contact a commercial real estate agent to locate available space.
Purchase start-up equipment such as a sewing machine, thread, needles, embroidery supplies, ready-made patterns, computer software for creating and printing patterns, invoicing and Custom Tailoring Software.