Starting an Ankara Business in Nigeria

Interested in small Ankara business ideas? If YES, here is how to open Ankara business in Nigeria with no money and no experience. How much does it cost to start up?

How to Start Ankara Business in Nigeria

Everyone, whether we chose to admit it or not, loves dressing stylishly. We always enjoy it when someone says, wow! You look good or I love this your outfit…especially the ladies. With this in mind, one business that has been found to have rapid growth in Nigeria is the Ankara business in Nigeria. Gone are the days where people only wear ‘native’ to church.

In fact, gone are those days where we call them ‘native’. Today, Ankara business in Nigeria has moved from just clothes to include accessories, from Sunday wears to office clothes and from the Ankara market in Nigeria to the International markets.

Today, we now have Nigerian designers. They are no longer referred to as tailors, they are now called fashion designers. Fashionistas are now so creative at using Ankara to design so many clothes, accessories including shoes, bags, jewelries, both on the national and international scene.

The Ankara business in Nigeria is now paving and making headway all over the world. Even the former first lady of the United States of America has been spotted wearing one of ‘our’ designs (‘our’ referring to Nigerian made Ankara).

So, are you interested in fashion? Do you have the flair for design and creativity? Are you interested in going into Ankara business in Nigeria? Here are some helpful tips to guide you on your journey to making money on Ankara business in Nigeria.

Determine your Niche

The first step in going into Ankara business in Nigeria is determining your niche. Chose the area of Ankara business in Nigeria you would love to specialize in. are you interested in Ankara handbags for males and females?

Would you prefer designing different Ankara attire, or is it the shoes you are interested in? most people try to lay their hands on every aspect of Ankara business in Nigeria. Personally, I would not advice that. It is better to focus on one aspect and be perfect at it. This would make people know they can count on you when it comes to that particular niche of Ankara business in Nigeria you have decided to focus on.

For example, I have heard people say, wow! I love the gown that fashion designer made for me, but he or she did not make my husband’s attire very well. These are some of the issues you encounter when you do not determine your niche in Ankara business in Nigeria and you decide to touch every aspect of it.

You could decide to combine some, for example, making accessories including, shoes and handbags. The important thing is, let there be an aspect of Ankara business in Nigeria that you are known for.

Learn, Research, Learn

The next aspect on going into Ankara business in Nigeria is to learn the skills required for whatever niche of Ankara business you have decided to focus on. Gone are those days where people learn tailoring for two years or more.

These days, you could achieve any skill you desire in less than three months. This can of course only happen when you are determined and most importantly, have a creative mind. Ankara business in Nigeria is all about creativity, so all you need to learn is the basics, which would not take you long to learn.

Research online and get free online training on whatsoever skill you desire and you could combine it with learning in a brick and mortar school.

Start your Ankara Business in Nigeria

So many people make the mistake of waiting till they have got hundreds of thousands to buy all the equipment they need before starting their Ankara business in Nigeria. This is wrong. It leads to postponing and postponing and when you eventually start, it takes you a long while before you start making real profits from your Ankara business in Nigeria.

As soon as you get the skills needed for your Ankara business in Nigeria, it is advisable to start immediately. Oh, some would be wondering, where are the tools? What sewing machine would I use?

Where are the customers?

It is easy to start your Ankara business in Nigeria with little or nothing. Have you got that Ankara in your house you never sewed? Take it to the nearby tailor close to your house, tell him or her, you will do amendments free for her if he or she allows you to use his or her machine.

Make your dress, wear it out, post the pic online on social media, you will definitely get customers who would be interested and would pay upfront for any work you do for them… see? That is how to start.

Are you interested in Ankara shoes? Go to the nearby cobbler, offer some services in exchange for using his tools and start up. With time, you will be able to acquire all you need to set up shop somewhere.

Advertise your Products

It is hard to believe some people are fashion designers when you see the way they dress. Others, do not need to announce themselves, it is written all over them. You are your number one customer and advert platform when it comes to Ankara business in Nigeria.

Wear your products all the time, upload pics online on social media as this is one way to ensure your Ankara business in Nigeria would succeed.

 How To Make Ankara Accessories: Bags And Shoes, Clutch Bag, Button, Earrings, Cake, Jewelry, Bangles, Earrings, Necklace In Nigeria

It is no more a news that you can make your Ankara bag, purse, shoes and other accessories with Ankara fabric but do you know how to craft one? The ladies are so fond of bags, purse and shoes to the extent that they can have tons of them in their collection and still be looking for more.

Your ability to make Ankara bags, purse, shoes and other accessories to sell to those ladies who are hungering to have more either for casual outing or office will drive you away from being broke because these Ankara bags, purse, shoes and the likes are costly and pricey to purchase.

These non-sew bag, purse and shoe making project can be done by anyone from the scratch with little to nothing sewing experience and skills. However, here’s the procedure to make a lovely Ankara bag, clutch purse, shoes and other accessories.

Get the Needed Materials Ready

To make Ankara bag, purse, shoes and other accessories you need to put in place all the needed materials and tools to make the sewing easier. Since you will be making bag, purse, shoes and other accessories with Ankara fabric, you will need the following materials or tools to seconded the Ankara material to be used. Among them are;

  • Glue
  • Chipboard
  • Cardboard
  • Foam
  • Knife
  • Scissors
  • Fibre board
  • Fabric Adhesive
  • Ruler
  • Unicolor fabric
  • Hot glue gun
  • Decorative piece
  • Clasp/clamp
  • Spray adhesive
  • Velcro
  • Measuring tape
  • Tailor’s chalk
  • Bag Lining
  • Shoe gum
  • Pencil/maker etc.

Having garnered all these materials, the next thing you have to do when making Ankara bag, purse, shoes and other accessories is to map the sketch and draw up the intended design.

Draw the Design

Here, you begin by ironing all the Ankara fabrics and lining you are going to use for the bag, purse, shoes and other accessories. After they must have been neatly ironed, map the sketch and draw up the design of the Ankara bag, purse, shoes and other fashion accessories shape you intend to make.

Measure and Cut

Be enlightened that, the size of your Ankara bag, purse, shoes and other accessories you are making is left over to you to decide. It should depend on how excessive the Ankara material you have in the making of the bag, shoes and the purse.

Let say for instance, you are on the verge of making an Ankara bag now, you can decide to use 10 cm as the height of it and 20 cm in width. As such, you are required to get three uniform pieces of cardboard of 10 x 20 cm ready. Preferably you can use a thin cardboard if you are making a thinner purse.

With the aid of measuring tape and chalk, measure the length and breadth of the intend fancy Ankara bag and purse and other important area required to mark while making shoes on the cardboard and make use of your pencil to trace down the measured shapes and cut them out.

Glue Together the Ankara bag, Purse, Shoes and Other Accessories Foundation

After you’ve measured and cut into pieces the desired length, width and/or size of the Ankara bag, purse, shoes and other accessories, spray the adhesive glue on one side of the cardboard and place it on the Ankara fabric.

Fold their sides in and wrap them from the remaining side with Ankara, trim off the excess and allow the two ends of the sides or edge to touch each other and fold lengthwise the center. Repeat this on all the measured pieces that you cut according to the intended design.

Glue the Inner Parts

Once you have covered the Ankara fabric meant for the making of bag, purse, shoes and other accessories with the cardboard, now fold in at different sides and make notches to enable easy wrapping.

Wrap the inner part of the bag, purse, shoes and other accessories you’re making with the Ankara side with chipboard and lining.

Join All the Parts Together

In your bid to making Ankara bag, purse, shoes and other accessories, the next thing you are to take care of is to join all the bag’s, purse’s, shoe’s and other accessories parts together, the main body and the sides of the Ankara bag and purse, the protective covering and the sole of the shoes and other Ankara accessories you are making, and apply shoe gum end long the edges of the folded line sides.

While joining the edges together, don’t forget to attach magnetic pins to the Ankara bag and purse and shoe hook to the shoes. Measure the midpoint or the center of the Ankara bag and purse and put the magnetic pins, usually that’s the best position for it to be situated, and attach the metal plate at the back to hold it in.

Attach the Clasp and Decorate the Ankara bag, Purse, Shoes and other Accessories

This is the last phase in the making of the Ankara bag, purse, shoes and other accessories. At this stage, attach any fashion accessories that interest you to the Ankara bag, purse or shoe and other accessories.

You can add the fashion accessories on the edge of the major compartment or subdivided section of the Ankara bag, on the front side of the purse or on top of the Ankara shoe and fastened it to the bottom cardboard piece (covered with the Ankara fabric) with the ground edge unglued.

You may use the Velcro as your clasp. You can use a metal decor piece to decorate the front side of the Ankara bag, purse and furnished the Ankara shoes and other accessories with a bead or a leather fabric flower. Fasten them with a hot glue to stay firm.

With these, you are done with the making of your fancy Ankara bag, clutch purse, shoes and other accessories.

Ankara Accessories Do It Yourself (DIY) Free. Material. Training. Videos. Learn. Online. Tutorial. Manual. Learn how to make different shapes of bags with Ankara materials.

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How To Start Ankara Product Making Business In Nigeria

The essence of this post is to ignite your passion about starting your own business by producing trendy Ankara-customized accessories like bangles, earrings, bow tie, neck piece, hair piece, rose, petals, phone pouch, notebooks, purses, tote bags and box bags.You will learn how to make beautiful fashion accessories using Ankara African print.

Here is a free guide on making Ankara earrings:

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Free tutorial on how to make Ankara Earrings

The following materials will be needed (see pictures underneath):
==> Earring
==> Bangle
==> Brush
==> Gum
==> Adhensive (SuperGlue)
==> Ankara material

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Personal Training Ankara – Ankara Accessories Training

==>1. Remove the plastic from the metals base using a needle.
==>2. After applying gum at the back of the plastic, cut out a piece of Ankara fabric and place the earring on the material.
==>3. Trim out excess fabric. Remember to leave 1/2 an inch as allowance.
==> 4. Apply gum with a brush on the inner sides of the plastic and fold the excess fabric inside. Smooth out creases from the edges.
==>5. Put gum on the metal base of the earring. Make sure the gum does not have contact with the gold edge
==>6. Fix the plastic part firmly inside the metal base.

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Nigerian Native Style and Ankara Wear Designs For Wedding, Traditional Marriage – Pictures

Latest Nigerian Male and Female Native Styles

Nigerian men and women love native fashion especially classy traditional wears that can fit in for cultural and social events. The Naija dress style is a spirit that many claim is responsible for the unique look of Nigerians wherever they are in the World. Are you looking for some simple Hausa clothes styles for men or kids native designs?

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Nigerian native wears for men and women


Asides the western style, traditional wedding outfits have taken over most towns and cities in Nigeria, even creeping into wedding preparatory activities like photo shoots. Most Nigerian female traditional dresses can be made with a range of low to high grade clothing materials available in markets around us.

There are lots of native lace designs and styles out there that campus girls rock these days. This post is a wild collection of some of the best traditional clothing designs for men and women in 2017. This list features native designs for Hausa, Yoruba, Ibo and other major ethnicity across the nation. You will see photos focused on trendy native short gowns, skirt and blouse, aso-ebi traditional attires.

The truth is Nigerian traditional designs are hot. You can never go wrong with a native dress because it is not what everyone is comfortable with. Choosing a trending native design, whether guinea, ankara or lace is the only way to look simple and yet elegant for that ocassion.

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I have come across some Nigerian traditional attire styles with superb finishing touches that got me confused if it was actually made in Nigeria. Getting such quality native dresses for men is actually a big challenge due to the fewer number of fashion designers experienced in male clothing style.

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Sewing a nice native wear is more than just buying clothes and giving it to your local tailor. You can easily get traditional wedding dress styles in Nigeria from fashion magazines. You can combine two or more ideas to develop your own native wear for traditional marriage

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