Amy Bruce's Profile

About

Welcome to my shop! I appreciate you stopping by to see what I have to offer!

HOW PURSEWNA CAME TO BE: Sewing found me when my husband and I moved to a small town and I had difficulty finding work. Sewing, at first, was a hobby - a great way to create handmade gifts for friends and family... but I soon came to realize that other people might actually pay me for things I'd created! Once neighbors and college buddies started commissioning custom handbags & diaper bags I knew it was a goal to set up an Etsy shop and get to it!

The name Pursewna came to me after a serious sit-down brainstorming session. I love that because people are unsure how it's pronounced; it has become a great conversation starter.

Pur-sew-na: a person's perceived personality as indicated by their choice of purse or…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 21
  • Joined December 3, 2008

Favorite materials

Graphic fabrics in a range of bright colors and vintage buttons to add something special to my designs

Shop

Pursewna
sewn handbags, home decor, children's...

About

Welcome to my shop! I appreciate you stopping by to see what I have to offer!

HOW PURSEWNA CAME TO BE: Sewing found me when my husband and I moved to a small town and I had difficulty finding work. Sewing, at first, was a hobby - a great way to create handmade gifts for friends and family... but I soon came to realize that other people might actually pay me for things I'd created! Once neighbors and college buddies started commissioning custom handbags & diaper bags I knew it was a goal to set up an Etsy shop and get to it!

The name Pursewna came to me after a serious sit-down brainstorming session. I love that because people are unsure how it's pronounced; it has become a great conversation starter.

Pur-sew-na: a person's perceived personality as indicated by their choice of purse or handbag.

HANDMADE HANDBAGS, PURSES, TOTES AND DIAPER BAGS: I use all cotton fabrics found through quilting stores and fabric websites. I launder all the fabrics to begin with to ensure my bags can be laundered by their owners. Using a hand-me-down Bernina from my Mom; I sew and stitch my way through a pattern that I've distorted and contorted throughout the process of designing bags for Pursewna. I soon hope to branch out and create other accessory items and maybe a few little girl dresses now that I have a little girl of my own!

ONE-OF-A-KIND: By adding interesting design elements like pleating, embellished stitching and Vintage buttons I have created one-of-a-kind handbags that rarely are repeated. I'm constantly scouring the internet for fun and whimsical fabrics to create that next bag...

CUSTOM ORDERS: I LOVE creating a one-of-a-kind accessory or decor item by working with you to find the perfect design and fabrics of your choice. Convo me via email at pursewna [!at] gmail.com to let me know your likes and dislikes and I'll research and present you with fabric choices! My customers always love having a bag that they themselves had a hand in making...

BLOG: Visit my blog at www.pursewna-pursewna.blogspot.com to see past bags and get inspiration for your own Pursewna bag!

Connect with me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Pursewna

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