My turn! My name is Cindi. A couple of years ago I saw a handbag I liked in my local sewing shop. I looked it over and decided I could copy it. I came home and made a pattern out of freezer paper and made the bag. A friend saw it and ask me to make several for her for family members. Then another friend saw it and ask me to make one, etc. Finally, some one suggested I make them and sell them at craft shows. I did and and have been selling that particular bag for 4 years. The next year the lady who suggested I make the bags and sell them at craft shows brought me a picture of a bag she thought would be a good seller. It was a bag made out of the top part of a pair of jeans. I made and sold over 100 of those. Since then my friends have come to know me as the bag lady. I have tried all kinds of bags and love to make new ones. I don't often use patterns, I just see something I like and try to figure it out. My latest passion is making quilted bags similar to one I saw on a blog. Here's one I completed recently. Sew Long for Now!
The first step to any addiction is admiting the problem and that's why we're here. By no means do we want to change. Sew on, the more bags, the merrier!