Tailoring is one of the 14 professions available in World of Warcraft and is the processing of cloth that is dropped during your adventures into cloth and then into clothing or armor that you can wear and sell. Of course, like most professions in the game, the real money doesn’t start rolling in until you reach the higher levels.

This isn’t a guide in the traditional sense in the sense that I won’t take you step by step through the trade or tell you where to find the next recipe you’ll need. This guide is designed to show you exactly how to earn gold with your skill. Tailoring can be a very lucrative trade if you play your cards right. Just one aspect of tailoring can make you good money, but if you put them all together, you’ll have multiple streams of income.

Everyone starts the game with a backpack that fills up quickly and then you must either run into town or find a remote merchant to dispose of the junk you’ve acquired on your adventures. Although you can buy bags in-game, you can only get the largest from a tailor. Trust me, in the early stages of the game you’ll be happy to have a few bags of 6 slots, but later on you’ll want bigger bags.

Tailors are capable of making general bags that range in size from 6 to 20 slots. Larger general bags can be learned by working on reputation with certain factions. Tailors can also make special bags for almost every profession in the game. These bags can hold even larger quantities, but are limited in what type of item can be placed in them. Bags are a great way to get some coins in your pocket at a lower level. Then when you reach higher skills you can earn some really cool gold just by doing them.

Tailoring differs from most other trade skills in that it doesn’t require you to have a gathering profession to back it up. Blacksmithing, engineering, and jewelry require mining, for example. This leaves you free to take another crafting profession, although ideally you’ll want to take a gathering profession like mining, skinning, or herbalism as your second profession. This will give you a chance to earn some gold while your tailoring skills are still low.

As you progress, you will be able to craft special cloth such as moon cloth, magic cloth and many others. These special cloths can also earn you quite a bit of gold. Most recipes using these cloths call for multiple rolls and you are restricted in how many you can make in a certain amount of time. Others will pay a lot of gold to get their hands on a special cloth in order to create an epic item.

Finding cloth is pretty easy compared to finding mining nodes or plants to collect. All you have to do to get fabric is leveling. The cloth drops from the humanoids and all you have to do is kill them to get it. No digging, picking or skinning involved.

Save the cloth you get and turn it into bolts and then into items that will enhance your skill. All cloth except linen can also be turned in for quests in major cities on your side. Once you’ve completed the Rune Cloth quest, you can convert it into stacks to build your reputation with a certain faction, so hold on to it.

Tailoring can earn quite a bit of gold at higher skill levels, it’s easy to get, and you can use it to gain reputation. Bags sell for gold big time when you learn the ability to make general bags bigger and it goes up again when you learn special bags.

Special fabric can also be sold. Chances are if you’re considering becoming a tailor, you’re a clothing-wearing class, so you might as well make your own armor along the way.

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