Being a stay at home mom of three little ones, I would love to make money too. I have not found my niche yet, but one item I made that I think will do good when I get used to sewing is rag dolls.
For the first doll shown I used the pattern from Miss Gioia. I made the dress from polar fleece that I cut into two rectangles and sewed a tube in the top of the front and back to slide ribbon to be able to close the top. On the bottom, I added a bit of lace and added a satin flower to the top. For the hair, I followed the tutorial from Tantehilde. With the face I drew the mouth and with embroidery floss, I stitched the mouth. I then made the nose with embroidery floss too. The eyes are some small black buttons. Viola, my first doll making!
For the next doll, when I was visiting my mom and dad in 2017, my mom had in their house a dolls head she has had for over thirty years and never used. She had only some of the body part pattern. So what must a girl do? I used the arm pattern my mom had from the Foster Children doll makers. The legs I took the pattern I had from the other doll and created the round foot look. When I sewed the legs together, I drew the opening on the bottom with a bit of space for the sewing close the foot. The body I created the shape myself as the other doll`s body was too small. The top of the dress I took the pattern from Serving Pink Lemonade for making a knit shirt for an 18-inch doll and made it bigger to fit my doll. I then cut a piece for the bottom in a rectangle a bit wider than the top. Viola, my second doll finished.