JUDECO

JUDECO

178 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(79)

Announcement   *My pillows are all made from leather I glean from my sister's upholstery shop where I also sew for her. I couldn't see letting all the gorgeous leather pieces go to waste, so I started designing and sewing pillows to make use of all these wonderful materials.
* Most of my pillows have optional items such as your choice of stuffers and color combinations . Please use conversations to express your choices.
* I'm always expanding the kinds of products I make,I LOVE LEATHER! Check out my new purse designs. My purses are all one of a kind and personally designed and made by me. I'm always looking for new inspirations and get ideas from bags and different leathers that I come across. My purses are very functional and I really Like to be organized, so there are usually lots of pockets and beautiful linings.
*Custom made sheepskin slippers are Here!!! These are sooo warm and comfortable and each pair is custom made to fit your foot.
* My hubby and I heat our house with a wood stove and have a huge fireplace on our deck. We have found that a good bellows is necessary for both so we designed our own version. Each one is a one of a kind piece of handmade art. They are also very windy and are sure to LITE YOUR FIRE!
* I will do custom work. Please convo me

Announcement

*My pillows are all made from leather I glean from my sister's upholstery shop where I also sew for her. I couldn't see letting all the gorgeous leather pieces go to waste, so I started designing and sewing pillows to make use of all these wonderful materials.
* Most of my pillows have optional items such as your choice of stuffers and color combinations . Please use conversations to express your choices.
* I'm always expanding the kinds of products I make,I LOVE LEATHER! Check out my new purse designs. My purses are all one of a kind and personally designed and made by me. I'm always looking for new inspirations and get ideas from bags and different leathers that I come across. My purses are very functional and I really Like to be organized, so there are usually lots of pockets and beautiful linings.
*Custom made sheepskin slippers are Here!!! These are sooo warm and comfortable and each pair is custom made to fit your foot.
* My hubby and I heat our house with a wood stove and have a huge fireplace on our deck. We have found that a good bellows is necessary for both so we designed our own version. Each one is a one of a kind piece of handmade art. They are also very windy and are sure to LITE YOUR FIRE!
* I will do custom work. Please convo me

Judy Faris

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Judy Faris

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(79)
Kathy Davis

Kathy Davis on May 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is such a wonderful bag! Well made and lightweight. And all the organization pockets are perfect for me. I love it! Thanks!

hiddenamongthestars

hiddenamongthestars on Nov 4, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

i wish i could give these slippers 10 stars - they are everything i was hoping for and more! exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail. these slippers fit perfectly, feel amazing on, and look super cute! best pair of slippers i have ever owned (yep - better than uggs!). ***i can't recommend them highly enough.*** thanks so much jude!

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About

Use it all!

When I first arrived in Oregon, I landed a job taking inventory at a T shirt screen printing shop. I was totally fascinated and tried to learn everything I could about the screen printing process.
I met Michael (who made the positives for the screen printing process) and went to work for him as his apprentice. Back in the eighties, before the printing industry was revolutionized by the personal computer, he ran a shop out of his garage making color separations using a process camera. He taught me about color, cameras and film processing. It was a brief niche. So we fell into high technology, lured by promises of better efficiency and higher wages. Our new laser scanner was as large as a piano and the computer to operate it the size of a refrigerator! From there, everything got faster, smaller and better.
But something else was happening. I found I had a lot in common with Michael. We had that same creative spirit and a willingness to get in there and make dreams blossom. We spent a lot of time together and produced quite a few fun projects before ...well, long story short, we were married in 1987.
1988 brought Casey, our one and only most wonderful son. Shortly thereafter, we moved to our small place in the country where we have lived for nearly 25 years. We grow fruits and vegetables, raise chickens and can have our cats and dogs. I take great pride and satisfaction in preserving and making what I can. I try to use it all!
My shop was born out of the necessity to work from home after we welcomed my aging parents to their own little place on our land when they needed more care. We have always had some little enterprise going in the barn or in a spare bedroom or perhaps on the kitchen table. The home business name became Judeco.
My sister and her husband operate a furniture upholstery business next door and they generate a lot of scrap. I saw all the amazing leather scraps piling up in bins, -colors and textures that just sowed more creative seeds in me. She graciously gave them to me and my first leather pillow was born! I fashioned my own ideas in patchwork out of the leather and upholstery fabric.
I set up a sewing machine and some tables and went nuts. My spare bedroom became my world where I could experiment and develop my craft to my satisfaction. It was a practical way to be near my folks so I that I could care for them in their declining years. That was 14 years ago.
Well I could make things all right, but my products weren't selling. Marketing was not something I enjoyed and I rather avoided it. I didn’t know how. But then one afternoon I had Oprah on the TV for my Mom and Dad. I heard a lady talking about ETSY and I became curious. Here were craftspeople like me with storefronts and blogs and everything! Could this actually work for me? Etsy was as ready for me as I was for it. Though my computer skills are limited, it was really easy to set up a storefront with the tools and assistance they make available. Using my new digital camera, I was able to produce professional photographs of my work. I learned to edit and upload pictures to design my Etsy site just the way I wanted it. How cool!
I just adore leather and sheepskin, so I decided to make sheepskin slippers for all my family for Christmas. This was something I could stitch as I was caring for Mom and Dad. For me, the procedure was easy. I took apart an old pair, altered it, and made a pattern that I could adjust for any foot, custom made. I made 18 pair! Once I had it down, I put them on my site and sold tens of pairs the first year.
Every one always asked” Do you make Purses?” I set to work designing bags and purses with leather, of course, my material of choice. I need to be organized, so all my purses have may pockets and places for it all. Each of my purses is my own design and is a one of a kind original sewn by me from the finest leathers and batiks. They are sure to last a lifetime and all are an expression of my art.
Sadly, my parents both passed away 6 weeks apart in the summer of 2011. Thirteen years of intense responsibility suddenly evaporated and I found myself with time to invest in Judeco. One thing they had asked of us is to make their little place into a shop after they passed.
Call it fate or perhaps just a change in luck, my husband was laid off from 18 years with a local printer a few months before Mom and Dad passed on. Everything said do it! So, with a few gallons of paint and a lot of elbow grease we made our new shop. My husband built shelves,cubes, and cutting tables. I scrubbed, scraped and patched and ripped up carpet. Then I painted everything in bright happy colors and sewed new curtains. I just moved in about a month ago and It’s my joy to be able to have a place to put all the bins of leather I have been collecting over the years and have all three of my sewing machines in one place.
To me, creating with leather is--using it all!

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  • JudyFaris

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer, Shipper

    Born and raised in Colorado, I fell for the Emerald Valley after visiting my sister. I moved there in1980. I have a background in graphic arts,but have done everything from barrel racing to riding a Harley. I am an adventurer turned home body.

  • skunk

    Shop Cat

    I am an 11 year old male domestic short hair mix. I was born in a chicken nest on Mother's day in 2001. I have very cloudy eyes so I don't see very well. I follow my boss wherever she goes, and can be real "trouble" in the shop. I love it!!

  • Michael

    Head Carpenter, And Electrician

    My loving husband. Builds anything I need . Wires it all and is my greatest fan and source of encouragement.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 5, 2011
I love leather and if it can be made of leather I will try to make it. I love fur and skins and hides and my imagination goes wild when I find a new one. I try to use all parts of the leather and hides that I acquire in some way. I glean leather from upholstery shops and keep a good lookout for leather and furs every where I go or look. I frequent the scrap bins at my local leather shop and also look online. I hate to throw anything away so I reuse and recycle. Leather lasts a long long time! Your package may use recycled packing materials and or boxes.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
I prefer payment before I ship an item or before I start a custom request as sometimes I need to hunt for the right hide and this too takes time.
I take paypal or personal checks but checks must clear before I ship
Custom orders may require more time to complete so I like to convo about that.
Shipping
I usually ship priority mail, but bigger items may be shipped UPS.
Depending on the item, insurance may be required for shipment and the cost will usually be paid by me.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am open to all kinds of custom orders and welcome any new ideas that you may have.