Tuesday, May 23, 2006

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!


Blogger Kimberly said...

It's great to see you here!! Your bags sound so great. I have a pair of jeans just waiting to be made into a bag but I'm not quite sure what to do yet, so they will wait a bit longer. I can't wait to see more of your things!

12:12 AM  
Blogger lindiepindie said...

Wow! So neat to hear your story. I'd love to see your first bag - the one that got it all started. You know I really like your quilted bag - I still have plans to copy it!

7:02 AM  

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