I earn up to $ 5,000 a month making tablecloths!”
Erika Rychik began sewing tablecloths for her friends, but she quickly saw the opportunity to start raking in cash. Read on to discover how she did it!
Eight years ago, I decided to learn how to sew just for fun. Then I had a light bulb moment: I can sew four straight lines, so I can make a tablecloth! Soon I started making tablecloths for friends, and a few years later I decided to turn it into a business. That’s when Toplinetables (Toplinetables.com) was born. “The first thing I did was source fabrics. I searched online for fabric wholesalers, then called them to make deals. I decided to sell two types of tablecloths: fabric and faux leather. People love the faux leather because it’s wipe-clean—you never have to put it in the washing machine! “I was making each tablecloth myself. I’m not a professional, so they took about 45 minutes each. With four kids, I didn’t have time to do them all, so I did some research online and found a factory about a half hour away from my home to do the sewing for me, which is more cost-effective. Most of my clients come through word of mouth, but I also get orders through my website— and it always delights me! “The holidays are my busiest time—i show my products at gift boutiques, and I work around 15 hours a week compared to my usual eight hours. During my busy season, I can earn up to $5,000 a month! I save some of the money and also use it to pay for my kids’ after-school activities.”