Upenyu

Large Project Bag | Coin Purse Pouch | Small Zipper Bag

Naperville, Illinois
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| 4,114 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    On Vacation till June 18 - please email hello [!at] thriftyupenyu.com with any enquiries

Shweshwe African Fabric Yardage, Handmade Small Coin Purses & African Zipper Pouches.
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Last updated on May 24, 2022

On Vacation till June 18 - please email hello [!at] thriftyupenyu.com with any enquiries

Shweshwe African Fabric Yardage, Handmade Small Coin Purses & African Zipper Pouches.
Find me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ThriftyUpenyu
Instagram @thriftyupenyu
I would love for you to subscribe to my VIP list. I use my list to send out coupon codes and updates on new items coming to the store. Here is the subscription link, which you have to copy and paste into your browser: bit.ly/upenyu

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About Upenyu

Sales 4,114
On Etsy since 2013

African Zipper Pouches, African Fabric and Ankara head wraps

Despite growing up with African print fabric, I find myself shying away from the vibrant and bold colors. I started Thrifty Upenyu (Shona for life) because I figured I couldn't be the only one that loves African Fabric but is overwhelmed by it. The accessories I sew will not look out of place or clash with ones’ everyday style or wardrobe but will add just enough color and drama.
I use different types of African Fabric. Ankara from West Africa, Kudhindha Fabric from Zimbabwe and Shweshwe from South Africa. A reflection of the people and continent of Africa.
I sew my products in my home studio with my beloved Pfaff 1229 - a machine that is more than 30 years old; creating while also trying to ensure my boys have my attention - a tricky balancing act.

Sheila
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  • Sheila

    Owner, Creator

    Zimbabwean born and raised, wife and mom.

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Last updated on May 11, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Currently I do not process custom or personalized orders

Wholesale availability

Yes, I sure do!
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Will a yard of fabric be adequate for a head wrap?

Yes it will! However, it is not versatile enough to give you many styling options. A yard is 36"x44" while an average head wrap is 22"x 70"