I think to myself as a crafter, a girl who likes to make things (with a clear preference for sewing).
I run an Etsy shop without business ambitions but only to have fun and give a home to what I create. No business plans and other professional things.
Only simple crafty fun!
But sometimes the idea of behaving like a real designer knocks on my mind... you know, drawing my line of accessories, thinking about spring/summer and fall/winter collections...
I haven't the right training to do this, but recently I started to think to my shop (and my sewing) in a similar way: I want to draw by myself some lines of bags/accessories and realize them in 2-3 exemplars (in different colors).
Pretending to be a designer (without knowing how to be), I gave life to my first line of bags. I drew the pattern (and saved it for future sewing), made a prototype, adjusted something and then made three bags!
They are small/medium crossbody bags, with a clousure made of a strap and a metallic snap, with a pocket inside. A simple design, because I like essential things around me.
Are you ready to see them?
1) In microfiber and cotton (my favourite):
2) In cotton and faux leather (the brightest one):
3) In cotton and organic linen (delicate and light):
Now I want to think to a new model of large tote bags and a line of clutches/pouches. I'll make them in three exemplars for each model, like I did for these crossbody bags.
Uhm, and I need a name for my bags, too! Suggestions?
(naming things is so difficult for me!)