Saturday, May 30, 2015

Gypsy Pouch and Sew Somerset Magazine

I am honored and thrilled to have been published in the June issue of Sew Somerset

Receiving that email made my day last winter.  It is such a long wait to hear and then to see it on the pages...but so worth it.

The good thing is that it gave me months to sew and prepare new bags to coincide with the magazine release date.

These are just a few, from my rock n roll line,  that will be in my Vintage shop on Monday.

All my bags are handmade and hand embroidered from upcycled and reclaimed fabrics.  Vintage denim jeans, vintage hankies, faux fur zipper pulls.  I try to use only what I have or have been given.

The bags are heavy duty with vintage brass zippers, lined, interfacing for shaping and inside pockets.  

They measure anywhere from 14 to 16 inches wide and 10 to 12 inches deep and can carry a full lifes worth of stuff.

I sit and piece each one together like I am working a puzzle.  Lots of love and thought go into each one.

I am planning a lot more for summer, festivals and fleamarkets, concerts and hiking.
Hands free pouches are coming.

Stay tuned and follow me on Instagram for dibs on the new products.
Follow me at @vintagemarketp

If you are interested in a custom bag, made with your own pieces and memories sewn in, just let me know.  I am working on a custom piece now for a vet from Detroit, to give his girlfriend of his Airforce memories and how it brought them together.

Now I better get back in the studio and sew, sew, sew. 


Julie said...

Hi Amy, I have always loved your gypsy pouches - they are one of my favourite items of the many that you make. Congratulations on your feature in the magazine. Wish we could get that mag over here. What a wonderful idea for the vet to give his girlfriend, just perfect. Have a great week my friend x0x0

Rhonda said...

Congrats again, Amy!! How exciting and well deserved. I adore my pouch from you. Your talent never ceases to amaze me.

Suzanna Scott said...

Congratulations on this feature Amy!! I need to see if I can find a copy here in Springfield and read for myself! You're really onto something with your gypsy pouches. They are so unique and such a great format for customizing special textiles too. Happy June to you and yours....Suzanna

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This is SO exciting, Amy! Good for you! Looking forward to seeing it! A BIG Congratulations!

Art @ Home said...

LOVE the bags, Amy! :) And congratulations on your feature in the magazine.....well deserved, my friend!