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Welcome! My name is Paulette SAND Gilbert and SANDbags are designed and built by me in my little workroom in my home. I began sewing in the third grade and have been making things out of fabric ever since. As a professional theatrical costume designer and costume shop manager, I always try to see a garment from more than one point of view. Since I am constantly in and out of thrift stores, I frequently see a dress or curtain or tablecloth and think “that fabric would make a great bag!” I love the creative process of giving new life to an item that might end up in the back of a closet or the trash. Vintage fabrics and textiles from the 80’s and earlier tend to catch my eye. Most of my bags are limited pieces due to the size of the items being repurposed. So if you see something you like…. Don’t wait, you may never see it again! I hope you enjoy my products as much as I enjoy creating them.

  • Female
  • Born on February 17
  • Joined August 29, 2009

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About

Welcome! My name is Paulette SAND Gilbert and SANDbags are designed and built by me in my little workroom in my home. I began sewing in the third grade and have been making things out of fabric ever since. As a professional theatrical costume designer and costume shop manager, I always try to see a garment from more than one point of view. Since I am constantly in and out of thrift stores, I frequently see a dress or curtain or tablecloth and think “that fabric would make a great bag!” I love the creative process of giving new life to an item that might end up in the back of a closet or the trash. Vintage fabrics and textiles from the 80’s and earlier tend to catch my eye. Most of my bags are limited pieces due to the size of the items being repurposed. So if you see something you like…. Don’t wait, you may never see it again! I hope you enjoy my products as much as I enjoy creating them.

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