Hi, I'm Stephanie, thanks for visiting my studio & website!

I design and make everything you will find here, by hand, using carefully selected materials, hardware, and thread.
I use multiple seams for strong designs, with lots of pockets and zippers and everything lined.
Everything here is made to a very high standard of quality.
I hope you find something you like!

Thank you for supporting small business and the U.S. marketplace for quality handcrafted goods!



I learned to sew from my grandmother and mother, and I've been at it for over 30 years.
My studio is in our home in the mountains of rural eastern Oregon.  My husband David helps with accounts and the website.

If you like the appearance or style of the products in my store, I know you will appreciate their quality of manufacture.

Any item listed as "in stock" on our website is on the shelf and ready for immediate shipment. If a product you want is out of stock, or you have a suggestion for a new or revised design, I hope you will use our Contact Page to send me a message!


Linen:

We buy all of our linen from a single multi-national supplier who manages all phases of linen production in-house: direct purchase of flax; spinning of proprietary yarns; looming of proprietary weaves; and import of undyed fabric.

The linen fabric is washed and dyed stateside, using processes and non-toxic organic dyes that are compliant with California manufacturing and environmental regulations.

We wash and press dry all linen again before layout and cutting.  Unless marked as a blend, all linen fabrics are 100% linen.

Our heavy linen is 12oz per yard with a dense weave, soft hand, elegant beauty, and excellent wear resistance, making it a perfect choice for our line of high quality, long-lasting handbags and pillows.

For aprons, we use a true medium-weight 7.5oz Belgian linen that has a classic bounce and hand, and excellent durability.

For our natural-colored (undyed) linen products, we use a 9oz 100% linen in two-tone earthy brown & beige, and also a 13oz Herringbone 55/45 linen-cotton blend in a creamy light brown / off-white combination. The Herringbone blend is quite heavy, very soft, and one of our best sellers.

Linen is naturally stain-resistant and antimicrobial, and is the strongest and most durable of natural fibers used in fabric. Our linen supplier does not add any treatments to the fabric. All of our linen products are pictured in the "new fabric" stage, and all will soften and take on the "classic linen look" with normal use.


Leather:

We use leathers from Horween, S.B. Foot, Chahin, and Wickett & Craig tanneries, usually in the 4oz~7oz range, predominantly Combination tans, Chromexcel, Latigo, Bridle, and Nubuck.

We cut our purse straps from sides, selecting leathers with unfinished flesh-sides to ensure that oils and colors do not transfer to underlying garments.

Canvas:

We source 100% cotton canvas from 3 different suppliers, in weights varying from 8 to 14oz per yard. As with linen, we wash and press dry all canvas before layout & cutting.

Linings:

We use 100% cotton prints and woven patterns from quality suppliers, typically in the 4oz to 7oz fabric weight range, selecting only tight weaves for beauty and durability.

Felt:

100% Merino wool felt in thickness ranging from 1/16" to 1/4". 

Zippers:

YKK or Lenzip (a Chicago zipper manufacturer established in 1946).

Hardware:

The hardware you see on our products has been carefully selected to ensure functional strength and durability of finish. Grommets and rivets are high quality steel or brass. Snaps are steel ligne 20 or 24 with quality finishes. Our magnetic closures incorporate very strong magnets and have anodized or powder-coated finishes, and each is installed with a robust backing to ensure lasting durability. We do not use split rings; all rings are cast alloy with anodized or powder-coat finishes.


Thread:

Thread failure is a common cause of seam failure in mass-produced or poorly manufactured items. We carefully select strong, high-quality threads to ensure an elegant and lasting stitch through every seam we sew.

Gutermann Tex40 poly is the lightest thread we use, and we don't use it often. Most of our textile stitching is done with Gutermann Tex60 or Tex100 poly, for lasting strength and durability.

Leather items are sewn with bonded nylon in the #92 to #207 range.


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