Alida Rad's Profile

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Hi, I'm Alida, proud owner and operator of Martilena - Handmade Bags. I have been sewing most of my life in some form or fashion. My great-grandmother got me hooked on it when I was a young girl. She owned one of the old foot powered machines that had zero bells or whistles. It stitched in a straight lines and that was it. But it didn't matter to me. Once I discovered the possibilities of sewing I was all in and ready to learn all that I could.

Fast forward many years later and I created a small sewing business under the name Wicked Stitch Designs. Originally I sewed pillows, diaper bags, hand bags, zipper pouches and many other bag accessories. My items were sold through Ebay (the online option at the time) and then Etsy as it became more mainstream. As time went on my customer base started to request items more specific to photography such as camera bags, lens bags &…

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  • Joined July 25, 2009

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Martilena
Custom Camera Bags & Inserts

About

Hi, I'm Alida, proud owner and operator of Martilena - Handmade Bags. I have been sewing most of my life in some form or fashion. My great-grandmother got me hooked on it when I was a young girl. She owned one of the old foot powered machines that had zero bells or whistles. It stitched in a straight lines and that was it. But it didn't matter to me. Once I discovered the possibilities of sewing I was all in and ready to learn all that I could.

Fast forward many years later and I created a small sewing business under the name Wicked Stitch Designs. Originally I sewed pillows, diaper bags, hand bags, zipper pouches and many other bag accessories. My items were sold through Ebay (the online option at the time) and then Etsy as it became more mainstream. As time went on my customer base started to request items more specific to photography such as camera bags, lens bags & camera straps, so I slowly made the transition from diaper and hand bags into photography gear. With the change in products offered it felt right to also change the company name to something new and unique. Martilena is derived from both my children's names, so it has very special meaning to me. All items are designed, made and shipped by me here in Northern Colorado. No big factory or assembly line.

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