25 Free Sewing Patterns for Holiday Craft Fair Profits


The holidays are coming! Are your holiday items ready for selling out at the craft fair? Even if you have big beautiful items for sale, it’s a good idea to have small interesting items as well. Those small things are a great way to make the biggest bang for your buck because you can keep your costs low, and make them quickly. Check out these free patterns for inspiration for your holiday craft fair sales!

Origami Pouch

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I would stop at your booth to check out this unique drawstring pouch by Amy Barickman. This interesting pouch features your choice of either inside or outside hidden pockets!

Easy Shelf Gnome

Gnomes are everywhere, and they are appropriate for all seasons! This easy gnome pattern has no arms or legs so you can sew him together in no time.

Wine Bottle Cover

Here is a gift bag with a gnome wine bottle cover. It’s so cute, and adds an element of fun to a popular gift.

Rope Bowls

You can make a scrappy rope bowl for nearly nothing. Learn how, and then make several sizes.


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Scrunchies come together so quickly. Why not set out a bowl of them made from your favorite, eye-catching fabric.

Mug Rug/Envelope

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Ella & Nesta’s Little Room adapted this fabric pattern to make an adorable heart-shaped mug rug that turns into an envelope. This is sure to impress as it is unique and functional, and it naturally makes a thoughtful gift.

Mug Caddy Organizer

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This cute Mug Caddy only uses two fat quarters, and would make a great gift for a co-worker or a teacher.

Quilted Tablet Case

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This pretty iPad case is a practical and cute way to keep your tablet save. Make your own for a successful weekend at the craft fair.

Sunglasses Case

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This case is practical for everyone, and it’s an easy sewing project. It doesn’t take much fabric either, so you’ll be able to make lots from scraps!

In-The-Hoop Machine Embroidered Sunglasses Case

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If you have an embroidery machine, you can make this open-style case very quickly. Use different patterns to make them original. Here is the free ITH embroidery design for a sunglasses case.

Wrist Strap Keychains

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I am a sucker for a good wrist strap. I’ve used mine for keys, baby toys, gift cards, and bags. This free wrist strap tutorial shows you a time-saving trick for presenting a finished edge.


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The sky is the limit with these double-sided lanyards. You can make them using local school colors, or cute pop culture prints. Go nuts because these are a winner!


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A stylish infinity scarf can catch the eyes of people looking for a nice gift. Remember to keep in mind the season and climate as you are planning out your prints and fabric.

Big Pocket Baby Clutch

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This diaper clutch is easy to sew, and a perfect gift for a new mom or anyone who needs to stash things in a cute way.

Pocket Tissue Pack Cover

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This gift is useful and cute! Sew some pretty pocket tissue pack covers in no time for your next booth.

Easy Snap Wallets

This quick project is a slim wallet pattern. It is perfect for holding cash and credit cards, and you can make it with scraps.

Fabric Gift Box

I really appreciate boxes and bins. These fabric gift boxes are sturdy, and include a snap closure.

Easy Tote Bag

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This easy sewing tutorial is the ultimate simple bag. You can use it to hold your handmade items, or sell them individually.

Easy Zipper Pouch

Zipper pouches are always a safe bet when considering what will sell at a craft fair. They’re handy in all situations, and they’re a snap (or a zip) to sew!

Soup Bowl Cozy

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This bowl cozy can be a conversation starter at your booth. They’re great for protecting your hands from heat, and for making fast profits.

Pretty Oven Mitt

Easy oven mitts are the perfect place to add a special appliqué or monogram.

Japanese Inspired Tote Bags

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This Japanese-inspired bag is a perfect size for shopping, and the tutorial includes two sizes so you can offer up a few different options.

Easy to Sew Coasters

Make a few sets of coasters and matching potholders, too. You can go with the holidays, sport’s teams, vintage cartoon characters, etc. Package them in an appealing way and you’ll be sure to attract the right attention.

Easy Baskets from 10” Squares

All you need are some 10″ square fabric scraps and you can make these super Easy Baskets! 

Pet Bandanas

Lots of pet parents like to buy cute things for their fur babies. Sew a few pet bandanas, and maybe offer treats at your stall for a perk.

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