Wednesday, October 31, 2012

craft fair sewing

I'm getting ready for my first ever craft fair and I'm quite excited and anxious at the same time. I have no idea what to expect and how to get ready. So, I've been sewing. A lot!!! I decided to concentrate on smaller items thinking that if I don't sell them at the fair they can make nice Christmas presents for my children's teachers.


I made a few pouchinis using some of my very favorite fabrics. This is my own pattern and once all the craze of the craft fair calms down I'll post a tutorial on how you can make one yourselves.

Then I made some simple pencil cases and promptly got sick of zippers. I mean, it would not be bad if I could get myself organized and work in sort of an assembly line way. That way I could have installed all zippers at the same time. Well, that's not me, so I ended up switching my sewing machine feet about a gazillion times, totally maddening.


I still have these two qayg panels wanting to become pencil cases but they will have to wait until next week.

I then came across this fantastic pattern by Michelle for a pleated pouch, so I got to work.


I love, love, love this pattern. It's easy, no zippers needed, and I really like its shape, too. These pouches are the small size (my favorite) from Michelle's pattern.


I also made these two big sized pouches from the same pattern, they actually feel more like clutches as they are pretty big. I'm not usually a huge fan of velcro but it really works here.


I wanted to take a break from the pouches and craft fair sewing the other night so I whipped up this qayg panel which will become my new tote bag, because one can never have too many scrappy tote bags, right?

For those living in the Naperville area, the craft fair will take place on 
Nov. 10th from 9:00 to 4:00
at Trinity Church of the Nazarene (1451 Raymond Drive, Naperville, IL 60563)

Hope to see you there. Svetlana

22 comments:

  1. Those pouches are very cute. I am a teacher and that is something I would want. Just because I'm a teacher, it doesn't mean I want stuff adorned with apples and ABCs. I enjoy something I can use in my everyday life that is not decorated like a school house. So those pouches are perfect.

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  2. I really wish you tons of luck at the craft fair. If you don't sell that mouse pouch just put me down for it. Don't even list it on Etsy.

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  3. Love all your pouches! And I especially love those little panels you have ready to go.
    Good luck with the craft fair! x

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  4. Everything in this post is so adorable!

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  5. Fun! Those brightly coloured zips look great. Good luck at the fair. :)

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  6. NO WAY!!!!!!! I'v been following your blog for over a year now, and I had no idea you lived by me! I'm in Aurora, and I totally will be at the craft fair. I almost applied myself, but it was kinda last minute. I'll be on the lookout for you. :)
    Jen (piggybay)

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  7. Such adorable creations!! Have a lovely time!!! xo Heather

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  8. Svetlana, these are gorgeous! How exciting for you!! I can't wait to hear how it goes. Wish I could be there...

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  9. What a beautiful collection of work! I am sure you will be a hit at the craft show! Wish I could come, I would buy all my Christmas gifts from you and save myself the work, lol!

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  10. Your pouches are simply breathtaking, I love them!

    I have just bought Michelle's pattern since reading your blog post as I too am doing a craft fair (end of Nov) and these I agree will be so cute, and failing any sales, they will be gorgeous gifts.

    Happy new reader of your blog!

    Fiona

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  11. wow! beautiful work!!! how exciting! craft shows and markets are so much fun. you're going to love it! I absolutely love your work!! xo

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  12. Totally cute pouches! Good luck at the craft fair :)

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  13. I'm not a very good production line person either. Always wanting to move onto the next thing. Good luck!

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  14. What awesome goodies!! Have fun and good luck!

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  15. Looking great so far, hope it goes well :o)

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  16. Sounds like a very good idea. You will have heaps of subscriber for the ones do that.
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  17. Great looking pouches and items for your first craft show. Lots of luck, I hope you sell lots! The beautiful fabric and workmanship are very eye catching, so I'm sure you will be successful. I'm in the middle of prepping for craft fairs too-lots of work, but it sure is fun!

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  18. Enjoy your blog! How did the craft fair go? Hope you were successful...great items!

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  19. such cute pouches. i haven't sewn a zipper for a long time. i have the itch to make a couple of those too! ;) xo

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