AlasKase

Handmade in Alaska

Delta Junction, Alaska · 260 Sales

AlasKase

Handmade in Alaska

Delta Junction, Alaska 260 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(95)

Announcement   *** WELCOME TO ALASKA ***
Out the front door of our log cabin in the shadow of these mountains, I enjoy sewing brightly colored items for every occasion ... just in 'kase'!

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Last updated on Jan 16, 2017

*** WELCOME TO ALASKA ***
Out the front door of our log cabin in the shadow of these mountains, I enjoy sewing brightly colored items for every occasion ... just in 'kase'!

Kathy Casey

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5 out of 5 stars
(95)
anneboleynr

anneboleynr on Jan 11, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The bag (which I am using as a makeup bag) arrived quickly and is just as described and photographed. It is adorable and I am very happy with my purchase. Thank you!

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Updates

More fun color combos! Springtime on the way!!
Sewing in the sunshine! Love these little patchwork pouches!! Each one is totally unique~can't wait to finish this one :)
Excited to post these latest circle earbud cases! Bright & cheerful~~always keep your earbuds safe, untangled and easy to find in these sweet little pouches.
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About

Welcome to Alaska ... My Home!!

Remember Home Ec. in the 60’s and 70’s, 9th grade girls learned about cooking, table setting, etiquette (can’t remember what else!), and the basics of sewing. Most likely girls throughout the United States made a square gym bag and a basic A-line dress. I still remember the material I picked out! (These were the days before boys could take Home Ec.) …. Then, I never touched a sewing machine again till years later when I moved to Alaska at 20 years old.
I was living in a small log cabin in Interior Alaska and needed to sew some items. The closest store was 150 miles away in Fairbanks and even at that, there were only a couple stores back in those days!
I borrowed a neighbor’s machine and began. We had no electricity, so this sewing machine was a homemade contraption with a hand crank on the side – one full crank for each stitch! Somehow I liked it and continued. Within a few years I got a treadle machine, then had my first child – a girl - and began to sew outfits for her!
Eventually we got electricity. Yaa!! And my sewing machine got upgraded also, but as our family grew to include 4 boys, my sewing became limited to patching jeans, mending Carharts, replacing zippers, fixing snow pants ….. and so on. My creative flair also got channeled into running a greenhouse flower business.
Ten plus years ago I got a few purses as gifts, which were made by my mother (She’s the real seamstress!) I liked them and thought I would like to try it! I was down to only 2 boys at home and began to have more time. I made several purses and totes for most of my extended family .... After that, it took a year of encouragement from one of my daughter-in-laws to try selling on Etsy - and so AlasKase was born!
I love the bright colors of Designer quilting fabric and the exceptional quality. It’s a pleasure to sew with these materials and probably reminds me of summer flowers! I still enjoy each little upgrade (like my computerized sewing machine!) and am excited with the completion of each new ‘kase’! My children have moved away from home and with 7 grandchildren and counting – sewing for both AlasKase & family gifts has become a wonderful source of pleasure and creativity! … And helps me make it through the long winters and the ‘Empty nest’.
Take a look around – and come back often as there’s always a new item …. Just in ‘Kase’

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  • Kathy Casey

    Owner, Creator

  • Bill Casey

    Husband-Adviser & Wood Product Creator

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