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Sarah Bierstedt - Designer and Crafter

     Hi! I'm Sarah, a.k.a. Purple Pincushion. My interest in hand and machine sewing began when I was a teenager and for quite a few years now I have enjoyed making my own designs to offer for sale at events and now in my online shop. I value attention to detail, customer service, and keeping fine craft alive and well. I design and stitch one-of-a-kind items for you and your home from repurposed felted wool, vintage linens, vintage findings, and other repurposed materials. I am inspired by color and texture as well as the whimsical imaginations of my two lovely daughters.


     You will see a colorful mix of items in my booth at events. I have recently started offering some of my line in my online shop. There are unique items ranging from several styles of bags to accessories for you and your home and cheerful plush animal pillows. My workdays are spent in my studio creating inventory and keeping the online shop orders filled and inventory current and available, and working on new ideas in my tiny amount of free time. While traveling around the Midwest to shows I am able to meet so many wonderful people who often become friends and repeat buyers.


     Customers know they will always find something unique at Purple Pincushion - at shows and online. People often comment on the craftsmanship and marvel at the array of products they have to choose from. Purple Pincushion is a go-to source for fun gifts for all ages. Kind words from my customers are what keep me going back to the sewing machine each day.


     I spend the majority of my time sourcing materials, prepping these materials for use, and then cutting, stitching, pricing and packing my creations. At this time I offer a select collection of products in my online shop. When you visit my booth at an event, you will find a wide array of products to choose from. There are many favorites I keep in stock (if possible!) and some items that are offered seasonally. I will continually update the Upcoming Events so that you can plan your visits to the events where you can find me. I love meeting my customers and hope to see you soon!

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