Alternative crafts fair Urban Craft Uprising: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday, Seattle Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St...

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When most people think of crafts, they think of knitted toaster cozies and scrapbooking suburban mothers. It’s time for an attitude change.

This weekend, a group of local indie crafters is presenting its second annual craft bazaar, Urban Craft Uprising. With more than 115 vendors, a funky fashion show featuring locally made clothing and a mix of indie music blasting over the PA system, these crafters are anything but staid.

Most vendors reflect the eco-friendly and socially aware ethos of their DIY Gen-Y and Gen-X culture. A number of crafts — like umbrellas constructed from plastic garbage bags — use recycled or “found” materials. Other vendors promote social causes by hand-stitching slogans on purses and T-shirts, or by donating their proceeds to charity.

Alternative crafts fair

Urban Craft Uprising: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday, Seattle Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle; free admission. First 100 guests on both days receive swag bags. Fashion show at 2:30 p.m. today. Bring cash.

The mostly local crop of artists was hand-picked by the organizers, based on the quality, diversity and eccentricity of their work. Crafts will range from the utilitarian (padded, hand-stitched laptop cases: $84-$94 by Snap Design) to the whimsical (glitter-infused sterling silver rings: $30 by Glamscience).

Organizers timed the two-day bazaar to snag holiday shoppers intimidated by (or averse to) pawing through generic gifts at the mall. A rock ‘n’ roll kitchen clock made out of “recontextualized” records (Belly Egg) is a perfectly original gift for the man in your life who still whistles “Born to be Wild” while unloading the dishwasher; a hand-sewn baby- changing mat ($36 by ida j designs) is great for the mod mama on your list. For the gift you won’t give to your sweetheart on Christmas morning with the whole family looking on, take a look at the fantastically silly handmade lingerie (faux-fur-lined pasties: $25 by Tastie Pasties).

Haley Edwards: 206-464-2745 or hedwards@seattletimes.com