How does Hester support herself?
Hester works as a seamstress. It is ironic that the only "public sinner" in their town creates beauty for all. Sadly, this cannot be said for some of the "good" people in the town.
As a seamstress. Hester's gift for ornamental needlework allows her to market her goods to the wealthy members of the community.
Hester becomes a seamstress. Her strong sewing skills allow her to make her living.