Tell us about yourself…I am an interior designer, mommy to a beautiful three year old daughter, and owner of The Sweatt Shop.
How and when did your business get started? I started The Sweatt Shop two years ago. I wanted to have my own business and be able to spend more time at home with my daughter. I taught myself how to sew, run a business, start an Etsy shop and all while chasing around a toddler.
What is your favorite product in your shop? Tell us how you came up with it. Minky Body pillow covers is the item I most enjoy making and sell the most. It was just by chance that I came to make these items. If anyone has searched for pillow cases for the large 20"x54" pillows, then you know the struggle. With frustration trying to find it for my own need, I started to take custom orders, and now it is the most sold item in my Etsy shop.
Where do you find your inspiration and creativity? I find inspiration in home decor stores, clothing trends, and fabric swatches. The items I create are often pillows and blankets that I have made for myself and I want to share the designs with others.
What are your favorite things about being a vendor in a handmade market? I like the atmosphere that it creates. Handmade markets bring in unique clients who appreciate the work and time that has gone into each item. I love meeting the vendors and seeing their items and creating friendships. A lot of vendors I see at multiple shows a year so it fun to revisit them.
Give us 5 fun facts about you and/or your business 1. We have shipped pillows to Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam and almost every state in the USA. 2. The Sweatt Shop's favorite fabric is cowhide prints.
Visit the Sweatt Shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/thesweattshop and follow Rebecca on www.facebook.com/thesweattshop/