Reupholstering, Slipcover, and Drapery Construction
Estimated startup costs: $700-$1,000
Estimated first-year revenue: $35,000-$50,000
Sewing on a professional level requires a great deal of experience. Starting a reupholstery, slipcover, or drapery business is a solid money-making idea if you have made any of these a hobby in your past. The reupholstery and furniture-repair industry has experienced a strong uptick in the last two decades and has been growing significantly. Specializing in reupholstery services for autos, RVs, and boats can generate additional income (at higher hourly or per-project rates) for a furniture reupholstery business.
There are many sources for custom draperies, but window treatments will always be an interior design ...