Association of Workers in Leather (AWL)
What sells well at craft fairs?
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I do headbands and stick barrettes. Guys seem to like my wallets, but when they see the pricetag, they put them down and back away slowly. Women seem to be more willing to purchase than men, so most of my impulse things are made with that in mind.
Posted at 9:48 pm Aug 1, 2011 EDT
I sell hand forged thieve's black oiled thieve's tools and their kits. The tools run a few dollars and the leather pouches for them are from 10 to 30 dollars. It seems to do very well among the renfaire/larp crowds.
Otherwise, mystery knot bracelets are definitely the way to go. Easy to make - probably just use your scrap! - and at a cheap price.
Posted at 9:46 pm Aug 2, 2011 EDT
I've just been doing shows for the past 6 months or so. I think your little phone/camera holders will do well. I find I do well with my wallets, cuffs, and pocket wallets - which I make out of scrap leather usually in bright colors. But I find the opposite if my shoppers, men are more likely to pick something up, like it, and purchase it. No having to think about it like the ladies do - women tend to pick it up, try it on, and come back later once they've thought about it. So I always try to have lots of stuff for the fellas to look at.
Posted at 10:27 am Aug 3, 2011 EDT