Attracting Table Traffic: 23 Free Sewing Patterns That Will Sell Out at the Craft Fair


Grow your business, free yourself from a humdrum job, and use your scraps to make more fabric money. These free patterns are great for beginners using a sewing machine or sewing and embroidery machine. Many people shopping at craft fairs want gifts for their friends and family. Keep that in mind as you decide what to make.

Mug Caddy Organizer

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Craft fair shoppers are always looking for gifts! This cute Mug Caddy is easy to make and makes a lovely gift for a co-worker or friend. You’ll only need one or two fat quarters of fabric!

Sunglasses Case

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This easy sunglasses case is another handmade item that’s easy to sew and used by lots of people. Keep your customers happy with this easy sewing project!

In-The-Hoop Machine Embroidered Sunglasses Case

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If you have an embroidery machine, you can stitch out a gorgeous custom sunglasses case in just a few minutes. Here’s a free ITH embroidery design for a sunglasses case.

Wrist Strap Keychains

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Sew a cute wrist strap key fob. Of all the DIY projects I’ve sewn, wristlet keychain fobs are the ones people ask for repeatedly. Here’s a free tutorial.

Pretty Lanyards

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Lanyards are easy to customize using current fabrics; most people use them for work. People especially love sports-themed lanyards, so keep a lookout for suitable fabrics that feature local and popular sports teams. Here’s an easy tutorial for double-sided lanyards that use two different fabrics.


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Scrunchies are back and very easy to sew! Lure customers to buy yours with cute, sparkly fabrics.


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Handmade scarves can be top sellers whether you sew, knit, or crochet them. Stay on top of current trends and what is appropriate for the season. Here’s a free tutorial for an infinity scarf.

Big Pocket Baby Clutch

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This easy-to-sew diaper clutch with a big pocket on the front makes a great gift for new moms or moms who just need another hand!

Washcloth Teddy Bear

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This is the cutest bear that you never did sew! Learn how to fold a washcloth into an adorable teddy bear. This fun washcloth bear tutorial takes just a few minutes and makes a unique (and practical) gift for your craft fair table.

Pocket Tissue Pack Cover

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People love to give practical gifts! Give them what they want with pretty pocket tissue pack covers. They are so easy; you’ll make 30 in an afternoon.

Easy Snap Wallets

A cute handmade wallet is a fast seller! This easy, slim wallet pattern is perfect for holding cash and credit cards. There are two sizes for using up all your fabric scraps.

Fabric Gift Box

Upsell your customers to buy a handmade box for their purchases. These fabric gift boxes have a fold-over lid that closes with a snap. They are easy to sew using just cotton fabric and flexible foam stabilizer to make them sturdy.

Easy Tote Bag

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This easy sewing tutorial requires less than one yard of fabric for the entire bag. There are only straight seams and easy handles to sew. Customize your bags by using fabric that corresponds to upcoming holidays or current trends.

Easy Zipper Pouch

Zipper pouches are always a hit at craft fairs. Monogram your zipper pouches with common letters to make it a personal gift! I put small tabs on the pouches that give you something to hold when you open and close the zipper. These tabs can also hold a swivel clip, D-ring, or key ring.

Soup Bowl Cozy

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A soup bowl cozy is the greatest invention that most people never heard of. It’s a cozy little cover for your bowl to help keep hands from being burned after heating soup, noodles, leftovers, or even cooking a potato. Learn how to make a bowl cozy for fast profits.

Pretty Oven Mitt

You must be well aware that handmade kitchen items are well sought after! Easy oven mitts will put cash in your pocket. Keep this item in mind for monogramming, too.

Rope Bowls

Scrappy rope bowls will prove you are a true artisan! This easy project uses up small scraps, inexpensive clothesline, and thread, so it costs next to nothing for you to make.

Japanese Inspired Tote Bags

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This Japanese-inspired design is perfect for shopping or carrying a change of clothes. This free sewing pattern includes instructions for making two different sizes so you’ll have the different options to offer your customers.

Easy Gnomes

Gnomes are in season, every season! This super easy gnome pattern has no arms or legs, which makes him cute, but also fast to make.

Wine Bottle Cover

‘Wow!’ your customers with a wine bottle cover that’s also a gnome! If you are really in a hurry, you can simply make wine bottle covers; everyone loves them.

Easy to Sew Coasters

Personalized coasters are always popular. Try sewing them with fabric that features your area’s most popular sports teams. No one will be able to resist. Learn how to make coasters and matching potholders, too.

Pet Bandanas

People love to spend money on their pets! Give them what they want with cute pet bandanas. This easy project comes in three sizes, so you’ll have enough for all the dogs, cats, and babies at the show. Yes, you can also sell them to people with babies!

Christmas Stocking Zipper Pouch

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Be ready for holiday shoppers with this darling Christmas stocking zippered pouch, just the right size for gift cards and small treats. The pretty patchwork exterior is sewn with a quilt-as-you-go method, or you can make the front and back of the stockings from a single fabric.

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