JoAnne LaPointe's Profile

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I started sewing when my Mom let me play with the scraps of fabric that were left over when she was making clothes for the family as I was growing up. The very first things I made were little purses and they always had to have pockets in them. I went on to make and design most of my wardrobe through my teens, twenties and thirties. I stopped sewing when clothes became cheaper to buy than to make.
Over the years my love of fabric got the best of me and I always had a collection of beautiful fabrics. When we all started to have cell phones, a friend of mine who couldn't sew, wanted to make some cell phone bags for herself and some friends. We got together and worked on the sizes and the patterns to make them. Hence the name JoLia Bag came into existence because it was our two names together. That was in 2010 and over the years since then we moved in different directions…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 22
  • Joined March 20, 2011

Favorite materials

Cotton, satin, silk, tapestry

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About

I started sewing when my Mom let me play with the scraps of fabric that were left over when she was making clothes for the family as I was growing up. The very first things I made were little purses and they always had to have pockets in them. I went on to make and design most of my wardrobe through my teens, twenties and thirties. I stopped sewing when clothes became cheaper to buy than to make.
Over the years my love of fabric got the best of me and I always had a collection of beautiful fabrics. When we all started to have cell phones, a friend of mine who couldn't sew, wanted to make some cell phone bags for herself and some friends. We got together and worked on the sizes and the patterns to make them. Hence the name JoLia Bag came into existence because it was our two names together. That was in 2010 and over the years since then we moved in different directions.

I retired and now take care of my Dad who is 91. He can't live on his own anymore and as families do now, if they can, they take care of their aging parents. I've found the time now to make use of some of my beautiful fabrics. I enjoy making these lovely little bags and every time I finish one and turn it right side out for the first time, I get a little thrill at creating something that will go out into the world and be loved and admired by the one who ultimately receives it and it becomes useful to them.

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