On Saturday 7th June I shared a stall with another crafter at Old Spitalfields Market, in London. I was excited about attending such an established market, and had no idea how much stock to make or take. I spent many, many nights sewing, with a focus on handbags. While it meant sewing every night after coming home from my day job, I became engrossed in making bags, and designing news ones. By the time the market came, I definitely had enough stock! Sadly, the day didn’t go well and I know it wasn’t just us, as I spoke to other stall holders around us and they said it was a quiet day and that people weren’t spending. It rained in the morning, and was sunny in the afternoon. I don’t think it was our products that meant we didn’t have sales. There were times when there was no one passing our stall, and while we had interest it wasn’t as much as we had expected. I made three sales all day (two fox sock toys so making more of those!), which just covered the cost of the stall. Oh well, better luck next time!
On the plus side, I did manage to make a lot of stock, which can now be used for other markets, or to sell online. So here are photos of some of the new bags I’ve made lately.
This next bag was an order made for a customer who wanted a bag to take to the allotment. Made in ripstop, its waterproof and can be put down anywhere!