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!

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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.”

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