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*I have been sewing most of my life in different capacities. Lately, I have been sewing for my sister at her upholstery shop. I saw all these gorgeous leather pieces left from her upholstery jobs just piling up and decided to figure out a way to make something really great out of them. I started designing and making my pillows out of them. The results were unique, beautiful and fun! See for my yourself in my work!

*Every design is my own. Every piece is hand selected for color and texture, then is hand cut and fitted to it's neighboring piece. These pieces are then appliqued to a base piece of fabric or leather, depending on the design. Once in place they are carefully stitched to the base and all the threads are hand tied on the back. I then sew either leather welt or hand cut fringe on the edges. The backs are made of matching upholstery cloth,suede, or fabric. Most of…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 12
  • Joined August 6, 2008

Favorite materials

sheepskin, buckskin, pigskin, deerskin, leather, suede, batiks, and all types of upholstery fabrics

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About

*I have been sewing most of my life in different capacities. Lately, I have been sewing for my sister at her upholstery shop. I saw all these gorgeous leather pieces left from her upholstery jobs just piling up and decided to figure out a way to make something really great out of them. I started designing and making my pillows out of them. The results were unique, beautiful and fun! See for my yourself in my work!

*Every design is my own. Every piece is hand selected for color and texture, then is hand cut and fitted to it's neighboring piece. These pieces are then appliqued to a base piece of fabric or leather, depending on the design. Once in place they are carefully stitched to the base and all the threads are hand tied on the back. I then sew either leather welt or hand cut fringe on the edges. The backs are made of matching upholstery cloth,suede, or fabric. Most of my pillows have a zipper closing which allow your choice of a feather and down (super soft!!!) or
polyester holyfil pillow form. although I may use the same design for more than one, no two are ever alike even if you order a matching pair..

I have expanded my work to include one of a kind purses. I design each one myself and interpret it in various kinds of leather. I may use the same basic design but every one is slightly unique in it's own way. My linings are the greatest part as I use beautiful batik fabrics and create lots of handy pockets for cell phones, keys, credit cards, sunglasses, and all other sorts of goodies that you carry in your bag.

After making many pair of sheepskin slippers for my family, I have developed a method to custom make each pair to fit the individual foot. I have also developed several styles for everyone including tall, and the very small. These are the warmest! They are made of the finest sheepskin and leathers and are all hand cut and stitched.

In my opinion, leather is one of the finest, most versatile material of our natural resources. It has been used by man since he first needed meat and warmth.
We can really use it all!

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http://www.designstyleguide.net/community/interview-judy-faris/
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