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It is nice to think that we could be making a little extra money from our sewing hobby. One of the questions that I see time and time again in the sewing forums is what to sew that sells well at sewing and craft fairs. So here is a post full of sewing projects that you can sell.
Sewing Projects That You Can Sell
There are so many ideas out there for dress patterns. I certainly have thought about selling little dresses. But why not think about selling
These are so easy to make.
There are lots of patterns out there to make.
Again, I have adapted a pattern that is free on the internet.
Please do note though: there are strict laws against selling certain licensed character fabrics. The garments above are for my own use, I would not sell anything made with licensed fabric.
Make these to match the dresses and skirts if you are selling them. Though they sell well on their own too. See how to make them here.
Lots of people are looking for sustainable alternatives to everyday things that we currently throw away. So these are great ideas to sell, as not everyone can make their own.
Case For A Reusable Straw
This is such a useful thing to have in your bag.
See my tutorial here.
Reusable Sanitary Pads
Not what everyone is after, but these are still a lovely item to make. See my tutorial
Sanitary Pad Pouches
And these are great to sell alongside the pads. Alternatively, these can also be used as reusable snack packs!
Reusable Sandwich Wraps
Another handy thing for people to have. Never use a plastic ziplock bag again!
People love these alternatives to plastic sink scrubbers. Find out how to make them.
People are starting use more solid shampoo and shower gels, but these get mushy in the shower.
These wash cloths and bags stop all that.
Hessian Shower Poufs
A really good alternative to those horrid bacteria breeding plastic shower poufs. This is my tutorial.
Reusable Kitchen Roll
In the kitchen, people are shunning throwaway paper towels, for these much more sustainable washable cloths.
Make Up Remover Pads
See my tutorial here on how to make reusable makeup remover pads. These are really easy and can be made from your fabric scraps!
Handy Things For The Home
People love handy things that they can have in the home.
These are multipurpose, can be used for so many things at school, home, the gym and the office.
(NB: again, I would advise against selling items made from licenced fabric – this is against the law and you may be prosecuted)
Dog Poo Bag Holders
These are a brilliant idea for all your dog loving friends, and so I am sure will sell well.
Such a great gift idea, people will love these for wrapping around a book or diary. See how to make them here.
These are a great idea for loose change or little items.
Here is my tutorial for hexagonal pouches
Lip Balm / Chapstick Pouches
These again are a fabulous idea to have clipped to your bag. Keep your lip balm or even a tiny hand cream in them
Eye masks are a lovely self care treat. And very easy to make.
Again there are some great patterns out there on the web.
These are such a great idea in the winter. Sell them as pairs, with full instructions.
These are such a great idea. And a perfect way of using up all your scrap fabric. Make them in sets of four and tie with a ribbon to make a lovely gift set for selling.
See my tutorial here.
Hand Gel Holders
In the current climate, hand hygiene when out and about is paramount. These gel holders hold a small bottle.
See my tutorial here.
Small bags and pouches
There are lots of ways you can make pouches. You tube have lots of tutorials, and you can make them in all shapes and sizes.
Especially For Christmas
Christmas is one of the main times for fairs, so these are great things to sew in time for the holiday season. You could make more drawstring bags as reusable wrapping paper.
Reusable Fabric Christmas Crackers
These make a lovely gift, and can be filled with so many things. See my tutorial
Padded Fabric Christmas Trees
This is a lovely decorative idea for Christmas.
Advent Calendar Bags
Again , a great reusable alternative to a traditional advent calendar.
Freemotion Embroidered Cards
Cards are very quick and easy, and can be made and personalised for every occasion.
I hope that this has given you some good ideas for sewing projects that you can sell. I would love to hear how you get on! Let me know in the comments, or find me on social media
Thinking of selling on Etsy? See my guide to starting and setting up to sell online.
And please do pin this post for later.