Becky created a wedding day gift that turned out to be the patch that changed her life. She was struggling to sell her hand sewn items on Etsy, and a friend of hers asked her to hand stitch a special note for her groom onto the back of one of his ties. She did this, and it was an instant success. So Becky took this idea and started creating wedding tie patches to sell in her Etsy shop in June 2013.
First patch - wedding love note for the groom
Becky now sells these wedding tie patches at her Etsy shop, Sew Happy Girls. Her patches became very popular, and soon Becky was featured on Huffington Post, various blogs, and now in Southern Weddings magazine.
This success did not just drop into Becky's lap. She spent many years of work to get to this point. Her path took her from the corporate world, to interior designer, then photographer, and then sewing wonderful rag dolls, hence the shop name Sew Happy Girls. You can read more about this journey at Etsy-Preneurship.
Here are some of my favorite items from Becky's Etsy store.
This is a wedding tie patch for the father of the bride. I really appreciate the hand stitching of the words and date and the yellow stitching that outlines the heart.
Wedding patch for the father of the bride
Becky also stitches up some very pretty embroidered jewelry.
Becky is very enthusiastic about selling on Etsy. She offers many excellent tips in her interview with Jason Malinak on the Etsy-Preneurship website.
I have enormous passion for selling on Etsy and I tell anyone who asks me, “Do it! Start today! You CAN make money as an Etsy seller! BUT. Growing a successful shop takes time and lots of it.”
Becky is ramping up for the 2015 wedding season. If you are having a wedding or have a friend who is getting married, check out Becky's shop for a tie patch. What a perfect gift!