New Product Focus: Banners
By hahonline, Feb 1 2017 04:23PM
Last month we finally added a brand new product to our Etsy Store - our Mini Pin Banners!
Now Christmas is not the best time to develop, make and market a product but I'm (stupidly) impulsive and once I'd made one of these for myself and others had spotted it on IG, I was asked to make more.
Behind the scenes - Making pin banners in the studio and the finished banner hanging in pride of place.
Origionally I bought this fabric to make some curtains for our spare room and becuase I cant waste good fabric, I put the scraps to use. Combined with some wooden dowells left over from a stall display I'd made in the summer I sketched out a pattern and got to work on creating our medium pin banners. They fit around 25 pins on comfortably and can be hung anywhere. The cotton canvas is really hard weraring and can tolerate being stabbed again and again and again.
"Wonderful" banner at Norwich Makers Market and "Jolly" and "Wonderful" banners at Crafty Fox Market
Christmas is actually a great time to test the water when it comes to new products and I guess this is becuase people are shopping more than they do throughout the rest of the year.
I took our banners to Jon at Ink and Stitch and got him to apply a couple of our designs to them. I thought that I needed to make the banners multi functional and boy, was I suprised with how well they went down. Every fair we attended we sold out!
Later this month I'll be listing both our "Wonderful" and "Jolly" printed banners. These look great hanging of walls of studios, nurseries or living rooms and can help inject a little more positivity.
Mini Pin Banners showing of my absolute favourites and one of our printed "Wonderful" banners
Post-Christmas I developed our mini pin banner, which can be used to show off your very favourite pins or it is also a pretty nifty way to display earrings. The mini banner holds around 15 pins and is more compact (hence the name) they are super cute and I'm thinking of printing some tiny designs on these little guys too. What do you think?
For information on all the pins featured in this post, check out our instagram where all makers are tagged