This article is the second in a series that shares how to sell Christmas fabric all year long! The order of the projects is up to you. If you have a lot of fabric left, choose projects that require a lot of fabric early in this monthly series. If you have bits and pieces, choose scrappy projects. Remember – Christmas fabric will be arriving again in May or June so plan accordingly!
These mother/daughter aprons are adorable and are a great way to show off some fun Christmas prints. Coordinating fabrics for the children’s apron would be adorable – and did you notice the doll is wearing an apron as well? Why not have your customers start a new tradition and bake cookies with family and friends? Have them bring their favorite cookie recipe to class and share – why not make it a party? Some over-achievers may choose to bring samples – wouldn’t that be grand???
But these aprons would be great Mother’s Day gifts as well so why not display other coordinating fabrics? Or, why not offer it as a mother/daughter class or grandmother/granddaughter class?
Item #IJ924 Retail $13.99
I love these mats and wraps by Bareroots. They come in kits or patterns – and a variety of designs. There are designs for every holiday and season. Fill quart jars with treats or include a candle as part of the gift. The possibilities are endless!
Item #BR194K Kit $20.00
Item #BR194 Pattern $5.50
Table runners are always great gifts and this one is a great way to use up those green fabrics and red stripes.
Item #SF48521 Retail $9.50
This jewelry made with zippers are great Make It Take Its. Teach your customers how to make them – and they can teach their guests during those Thanksgiving football games! There are even packages of zippers in appropriate colors – Item #IJZ103.
Item #IJ945 Retail $9.99
Embroidery is great handwork – and there are lots of choices. This mantle cover by Kathy Schmitz will become a classic.
Item #KS1103 Retail $9.00
You may not have the time to make everyone Christmas quilts but pillow cases are another matter!
Item #CAH423 Retail $10.00
Towels are always a cute gift. There are several patterns available including these by Bird Brain Designs and CrabApple Hill.
Item #BBD326 Retail $9.50
Item #CAH432 Retail $10.00
Or, you can plan a whole series of classes around one book! This book has enough projects for six months of classes – with some left over!
Item #ATH5448 Retail $19.00
These gift tags would make a fun make and take.
Who wouldn’t love any of these pillows. The one featuring rickrack can be done in any colors – for any season. Why not substitute wool for some of the designs.
This garland and three paneled screen would look great anywhere.
Choose your favorites and plan your schedule now!