Farmer’s Market Ideas

Another market season is fast approaching. Time to get inventory in order. I’ve added some new items this year. One new set of items are these mason jar pin-cushions.

These are great to have on hand while hand sewing or to take with you for travel sewing. Toss in those items you need most like needles, thread, nippers and such. Keep track of thread clippings and tiny scraps to dispose of later.



Short half pint jars



Larger full pint jars


Custom Requests

Spending time at the North Adams Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning has been really wonderful this summer. As we head into fall, there are only 3 left!

One of the things that has been great about these markets is getting to talk to people and hear what they’re looking for. I’ve made a number of custom aprons and potholders this season. And the latest editions on the custom front are adult bibs and an apron for use when dog training.

Adult Apron 1

Adult bib with front pockets made from water resistant fabric.

Adult Apron 2

Reverse of adult apron. I made it reversible because, well, why not? It’s like a 2 for 1, and who doesn’t love that!

Dog training apron 3

I made this half apron using the leg of a pair of jeans. I made the pockets from more denim rather than using the pockets from the jeans. The customer wanted bigger pockets for holding all those doggie treats!

Dog Training apron 2

The fabric has dog bones, little hearts and paw prints. I made this one reversible as well. Seems to be my thing! And there are 2 pockets on this side as well.

Dog Training apron 1

Here’s a half and half view. Cute! I hope she likes it.


Zig this way or zag that way. Whatever way you choose, you’ll do it in style wearing this reversible apron of bright zigs and zags, paired up with a rich teal tribal print.