Michele Davidson's Profile

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Hello! My name is Michele, I am the owner/designer and slave to the needle (both sewing and knitting), behind By Your Side. I live in “The City of Roses,” Portland, Oregon with my husband and two lovely daughters.

By Your Side was born, four years ago, when I couldn’t find that “perfect” purse. I thought to myself, “Michele, you know what you want, just make it!“ Through trial and error (a lot of error), I began designing purses to fit my needs. Then a funny thing happened, after carrying my own creations around town and answering many questions about them, it finally dawned on me that not everyone else sews or knits and they wanted to buy my purses! Thus, the birth of By Your Side!

I must confess, I am a “fabriholic,” and my yarn habit is just as bad! All of my creations are handcrafted from high quality fabric and yarns, with attention to detail and…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 28
  • Joined May 13, 2009

Favorite materials

Amy Butler Fabric, Joel Dewberry Fabric, Applique, Cotton, Michael Miller Fabric

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About

Hello! My name is Michele, I am the owner/designer and slave to the needle (both sewing and knitting), behind By Your Side. I live in “The City of Roses,” Portland, Oregon with my husband and two lovely daughters.

By Your Side was born, four years ago, when I couldn’t find that “perfect” purse. I thought to myself, “Michele, you know what you want, just make it!“ Through trial and error (a lot of error), I began designing purses to fit my needs. Then a funny thing happened, after carrying my own creations around town and answering many questions about them, it finally dawned on me that not everyone else sews or knits and they wanted to buy my purses! Thus, the birth of By Your Side!

I must confess, I am a “fabriholic,” and my yarn habit is just as bad! All of my creations are handcrafted from high quality fabric and yarns, with attention to detail and functionality. By Your Side’s purses and handbags are interfaced with Pellon for body and strength, and stress points are double or even triple stitched!

I have sold my purses for the last two years at The Gresham Farmer’s Market and at several local bazaars during the holiday season.

I welcome custom orders! If you see a style of purse you like, but want a different fabric, just let me know, am completely available to help you create that “perfect” purse!

"If you want a great gift for a special person, then buying from Michele is the right choice. I recently purchased the "Michele" purse from her as a thank-you gift for my apartment manager when she was super helpful during my recent move. The purse is very stylish and my apartment manger, Heather, loves it and uses it all the time. Once I ordered the purse, it arrived very quickly and was beautifully wrapped with a nice card about purse care, etc. Michele even sent a pretty beaded bookmark for me (and I enjoy using it as I read a lot). You just can't go wrong with a wonderful purse and outstanding service, so do be sure to buy from Michele - you'll be glad you did!" - Kerri

If you would like to learn more about me, see more creations or just say, “hi,” come visit me at my blog:
http://michele-byyourside.blogspot.com/
You can also come be a Fan of By Your Side on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/ByYourSide2009
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Thank you for stopping in and buying handmade!

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