My love for bag making started several years ago when I retired and decided I needed a hobby. My “hobby” quickly evolved into making bags for my family, grandchildren and friends.
Soon I was increasing in knowledge and skill level, trying new patterns, and realizing that my home sewing machine was not equipped for the heavier fabrics; vinyl, leather and cork, that I wanted to use in making more specialized handbags. So, an industrial machine was next in line for my little “handbag hobby”.
Today, I sew several days a week, have made custom bags for friends, sold bags online and at craft festivals, and have designed my first bag pattern named "My Oily Bag", for essential oils storage.
My hobby has become a love of mine and I see many more “bags” in my future!