Kiki Polglase's Profile

About

I am called Kiki since I just about started to talk - couldn't pronounce my 'real'name Christel . The Etsy shop name 'AlikiBags' links to the early days of making bags with my dear friend Alison.

It's funny to remember how little I was when I started sewing, making pretty things for myself and as gifts. I've learned from my mum, who was a Home Economics teacher, making our clothes, home furnishings and embroidered table cloths in her magical, crammed full sewing room.

Now I work on my own. I design and create AlikiBags from first conception to the last stich in my home studio here in Formby, UK. I love the inspiration that comes from the colours and textures of my fabrics and yarns.

I do not buy in bulk to protect the originality of each AlikiBag. My favourite designs are created from high fashion…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 21
  • Joined January 20, 2010

Favorite materials

Silk, wool, felt, knitted felt, cotton, linen, velvet, faux fur, vintage jewellery, metallic thread, upcycled jeans, upcycled fashion

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AlikiBags
Fabric bags from upcycled, vintage, new...

About

I am called Kiki since I just about started to talk - couldn't pronounce my 'real'name Christel . The Etsy shop name 'AlikiBags' links to the early days of making bags with my dear friend Alison.

It's funny to remember how little I was when I started sewing, making pretty things for myself and as gifts. I've learned from my mum, who was a Home Economics teacher, making our clothes, home furnishings and embroidered table cloths in her magical, crammed full sewing room.

Now I work on my own. I design and create AlikiBags from first conception to the last stich in my home studio here in Formby, UK. I love the inspiration that comes from the colours and textures of my fabrics and yarns.

I do not buy in bulk to protect the originality of each AlikiBag. My favourite designs are created from high fashion designer clothes. I carefully select and buy them at my local charity shops, mainly from Oxfam here in Formby.

I'm sure that my customers love that each AlikiBag and accessory reflects my care for the environment and expresses their individuality.

Please make personal contact if you want me to design and make an "Aliki" bag for you to complement a special occasion outfit or have an old favourite ( clothing item, blanket, etc.,etc. ) reworked into an "AlikiBag".

Hope you enjoy browsing in our "AlikiBags" shop !

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