Housewife turns sewing hobby into source of income

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Housewife turns sewing hobby into source of income

BY: Patrick Beech

A housewife from Jasin, Malacca has turned her passion for sewing into a source of income by producing soft toys for children using batik fabric.

Mazlina Abdul Majid, 51, from Kampung Rim said she has made about 10,000 soft toys since she started her business about four years ago.

She said she turned one of the rooms in her house into a workshop to make the toys.

Assisted by two workers, she also makes keychains and face masks.

"The items I make are both child-friendly and also suitable for souvenirs," she said.

The mother of six used to work in a factory but was forced to leave due to a slipped disc.

She then took a sewing course organised by a government agency and received guidance from the Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation (Kraftangan Malaysia).

Mazlina said that each soft toy and craft product is sold at prices ranging from as low as RM12 to RM120, depending on the size and type.