The Colorful Bag Maker

Part of my fabric stash, any sewist will tell you that you can never have enough fabric.

I am a lifetime sewer, starting at a very early age, watching my mother sew outfits for me and my two sisters.

My first sewing project was a doll dress when I was six years old. After that, my mother helped me make my own clothes until I could handle everything myself.

I did all my own school outfits, including prom dresses, continuing through college and my early work years. As my professional career got busier, I switched from clothing to home decorating projects, including upholstery. Then about ten years ago, I got into handbag sewing. Little by little, with a steady focus, my work got better and better.

Here is my life's road:
- I was born in Long Beach,California; raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, where I learned to love all things colorful; university in Ft. Collins, Colorado; career in Denver and Los Angeles; retired to San Luis Obispo, California.
- I am passionate about my husband, sewing, playing classical music on the piano, my two cats, Lucky and Rafi, gardening and knitting. Oh yes, and shopping for fabric.
- I was a marketing major at Colorado State; and a media buyer in major national advertising firms for 30 years.
- I sold my first very basic tote bags in 2010 to friends and family.
- I sell mostly handbags and totes because I always get a great feeling whenever a lady buys one of my bags and tells me how she really enjoys it.
- I am a jack of all trades, I create and design, sew the handbags up, take the photographs, edit them, and write the copy. Writing the copy is the hardest part for me.
So that who I am--the short version.

My favorite machine, I don't know I did without it all those years.
My embroidery machine. My workshop is very compact. Very seems to fit.
Everything is easy to get to, just swing around in my chair.

MASBags

San Luis Obispo, CA, USA

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