Favorite Etsy Sewing, Craft, and DIY Small Business Shops
November 28, 2020
Today is Small Business Saturday, the day when we are encouraged to shop and support small businesses. Although there are many places to shop on Black Friday this year, I wanted to include some small business I love to shop on Etsy. Usually when I shop on Etsy, I’m shopping for sewing, craft, and DIY supplies, so all the stores I am recommending are focused on sewing, craft, and DIY. Links to the stores are also provided.
Darling Jadore is a knitting and crochet pattern store. The patterns are very cute, practical, and are fun to create. I own several Darling Jadore knitting patterns and found the instructions are clear and the patterns create beautiful items to wear for winter and for the home. In addition to the Etsy store, Darling Jadore has an independant website where patterns can be purchased and other content relating to knitting and crochet can be found.
Stylish Fabric sells, as it’s name suggests, fabric. I purchased many yards of fabric over the years off their Etsy shop and am very happy with the quality, selection, and the customer service of the store. They carry everything from quilting fabric to knits to faux fur and satin. The selection on the Etsy shop is very large, but more can be found on their store, stylishfabric.com, which ships to many countries around the world.
Patterns of Time sells historically accurate costume sewing patterns from independent sewing pattern companies and designers. Although most of the patterns Patterns of Time sells are not for beginners and are best suited for intermediate and advanced sewers with an interest in historical costuming, there are patterns that are designed to make clothes that can be worn in everyday life without looking retro. In addition to historical costume patterns, Patterns of Time also sells hats from different eras, buttons, and hand cast pewter items. On Patterns of Time’s website store, patternsoftime.com, they offer a wider variety of items, including already made clothing and costume accessories.
The Firefly Path is a shop I followed for many years. The Firefly Path sells sewing patterns, clothing, bridal gowns, costumes, and other items that are inspired by fairy tales, fairies, and fantasy. Although The Firefly Path is known for the beautiful wedding dresses and ball gowns, it also sells sewing patterns based off the owner and head designer, JoEllan Elam’s, own designs. Some of the patterns are available from Simplicity patterns, but The Firefly Path also sells their own self published sewing patterns in printed form and PDF. In addition to this, The Firefly Path released their own line of perfumes and candles, making great gifts for anyone who loves The Firefly Path’s style, clothes, and aesthetic but can’t sew.
Mary Not Martha is an Etsy store that sells trims, laces, fabrics, appliques, and millinery flowers for hat making. I purchased appliques from Mary Not Martha and really love the quality of the appliques. I highly recommend shopping this store to find anything to make a sewing, craft, or any other diy project even more beautiful.