Sewing Projects That You Can Sell

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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

 

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Clothes

 

There are so many ideas out there for dress patterns. I certainly have thought about selling little dresses. But why not think about selling

 

Little Skirts

 

These are so easy to make.

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here is my tutorial

Leggings

 

There are lots of patterns out there to make.

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but have you seen my tutorial on how to make these?

 

T-shirts

 

Again, I have adapted a pattern that is free on the internet.

T-shirt in custom fabric

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.

 

Scrunchies

 

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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.

 

Eco-friendly Goods

 

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.

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See my tutorial here.

 

Reusable Sanitary Pads

 

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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!

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See my tutorial.

Reusable Sandwich Wraps

 

Another handy thing for people to have. Never use a plastic ziplock bag again!

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Find my tutorial here

 

Unsponges

 

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People love these alternatives to plastic sink scrubbers. Find out how to make them.

 

Soap Holders

 

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.

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I have 3 ways to make them here.

 

Hessian Shower Poufs

 

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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.

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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!

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Handy Things For The Home

 

People love handy things that they can have in the home.

 

Drawstring Bags

 

These are multipurpose, can  be used for so many things at school, home, the gym and the office.

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Here is how I make mine.

(NB: again, I would advise against selling items made from licenced fabric – this is against the law and you may be prosecuted)

 

Fabric Bookmarks

 

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Such a great gift idea, people will love these for wrapping around a book or diary. See how to make them here.

 

Earbud Pouches

 

These are a great idea for loose change or little items.

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Here is the tutorial from DogUnderMyDesk

 

 

Lip Balm / Chapstick Pouches

 

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These again are a fabulous idea to have clipped to your bag. Keep your lip balm or even a tiny hand cream in them

This tutorial is from Crazy Little Projects

 

Eye Masks

 

Eye masks are a lovely self care treat. And very easy to make.

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Again there are some great patterns out there on the web.

 

Hand Gel Holders

 

In the current climate, hand hygiene when out and about is paramount. These gel holders hold a small bottle.

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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.

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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

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Padded Fabric Christmas Trees

 

This is a lovely decorative idea for Christmas.

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See how I made them.

 

Advent Calendar Bags

 

Again , a great reusable alternative to a traditional advent calendar.

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See how these are made.

 

Freemotion Embroidered Cards

 

Cards are very quick and easy, and can be made and personalised for every occasion.

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See how to make them

 

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

And please do pin this post for later.

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