Announcement Greetings! Thank you for browsing my shop. All items you see here is carefully handmade by my arthritic hands. If you need additional item of your choice, please let me know and I will make it for you.
Greetings! Thank you for browsing my shop. All items you see here is carefully handmade by my arthritic hands. If you need additional item of your choice, please let me know and I will make it for you.
Lorna Mitchell on Jul 13, 2016
Lovely bag. Quickly dispatched. Import tax made it more expensive - not sure this is avoidable?
Rebecca Derr on Mar 22, 2016
Tess made a beautiful vintage designed purse that I love. And she sent it so fast that it arrived earlier than was expected. Great customer service.
Susan on Mar 28, 2015
This is the 3rd bag I have purchased from JustMyStylebyTess and I continue to be impressed with the quality of the fabric and craftsmanship. I am a seamstress myself and I am picky! I carried it yesterday and got tons of compliments. The outside pocket is perfect for my iphone. The interior is beautifully lined and is roomy enough for my small wallet, small make up case, hairbrush, keys and sunglasses. There's a small pocket inside that's perfect for my office badge/keycard. I know I am going to enjoy this bag for years. Oh, and her bags arrive in a beautiful crystal clear box totally suitable for gift giving as well as storing! Thank you Tess!!!
Fashion , Passion, Vision, Hobby and Style....
Every person is unique, talented and ambitious. Each person has vision,fashion, passion, hobby and style.
Just like most women... I have all of the above...
Just like most mothers I have a vision for my child: his health, education and future.
Years ago I successfully finished my Bachelors Degree in Accounting, after 6 years of hard work trying to manage my time, between my job , my child, and education, not to mention health issues. I thought I had the opportunity to step up after graduation, but I was wrong. I was not given the opportunity to prove my worth.
... until one day I realized I had to do something to keep myself busy, take away some stress off and be productive.
I was browsing the internet one night when I had trouble sleeping. I found a demo on how to make a cosmetic organizer. Since I am already fond of art and sewing ,I thought I would try to make one. It turned out really nice, however it was too simple.
So I thought I would challenge myself, maybe if I can upgrade and put the fabric in a beautiful fancy frame, it would look more elegant and cute. So I started searching for purse making supplies and I came across fancy frames with rhinestones. I bought some elegant fabrics as well and started putting them together, and I added a chain handle. Attaching the frame to the fabric has always been tricky and challenging. It took me awhile to finish one but I was successful. Next thing I know, I created a beautiful evening bag and clutch in one. I took it to a thanksgiving party and I was amazed by my friends reaction. I accepted 3 orders right there and continued making them in different types of frames and fabrics. Since then I kept coming up with new designs and ideas.
Each purse I make takes an hour or so depending on how delicate the fabric is. Then there is the cutting, ironing, sewing, attaching to the frame, picture taking and packaging.
Each purse has one outer fabric, 2 liners, a firm stabilizer and fusible fleece.
I use durable quality thread and fabrics from Joann's. My frames and handles are from my fellow Etsy shops. I make these purses in my bedroom all by myself with an old sewing machine. Each purse I make is special... it's one of a kind.
This is now my hobby and I make them whenever I get a chance, specially in my sleepless nights.
I hope you like them as well as I like making them. Thank you so much for visiting my shop.
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