CaraBDesignStudio

Cara B. Design Studio

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | 64 Sales

CaraBDesignStudio

Cara B. Design Studio

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 64 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(9)

Announcement   For many more bath and body products, check out my sister shop: www.bathandbodybycarab.etsy.com!

Welcome to Cara B. Design Studio! All items in the shop are handmade by me. Everything is handmade in my studio, with occasional assistance from my husband and business partner. Textile items such as wallets and handbags are made with vintage and antique upholstery fabrics sourced from local antique shops, estate sales, thrift stores, and more, combined with various styles of fabrics in varying degrees of weight and age.

All items are customizable! Please email me for more details about customization options.

Announcement

Last updated on May 6, 2018

For many more bath and body products, check out my sister shop: www.bathandbodybycarab.etsy.com!

Welcome to Cara B. Design Studio! All items in the shop are handmade by me. Everything is handmade in my studio, with occasional assistance from my husband and business partner. Textile items such as wallets and handbags are made with vintage and antique upholstery fabrics sourced from local antique shops, estate sales, thrift stores, and more, combined with various styles of fabrics in varying degrees of weight and age.

All items are customizable! Please email me for more details about customization options.

Cara B. Drescher

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Cara B. Drescher

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Quite possibly my favorite bag that I've ever made! Next new bag coming tomorrow, so stay tuned!

About

Repurposing antique/vintage upholstery fabrics with modern fabrics to create one of a kind wallets that tell a new story.

The inspiration for my wallets comes from 2 sources. 1) My extensive fabric collection. 2) My sewing machines.

My collection of upholstery fabrics (and various other types of fabrics) that I source from antique shops, thrift stores, estate sales, etc. inspires me to no end. Every piece of fabric tells a unique story whether it's a cloth napkin from the 1970's, a piece of upholstery fabric from a Victorian sofa, or a novelty upholstery fabric sample. By combining these older, beautiful pieces of fabric with much younger pieces of fabric from cotton to velvet to sheer fabrics, I get to create a story through not only colors and prints, but also through the age of the fabrics and the history of where they may have been throughout their lifetime.

Secondly, I draw inspiration from my 4 beautiful Singer sewing machines which range in age from 7 years old to 90 years old. Dates of birth: 1927, 1962, 1978, and 2010. I use each machine for different aspects of each wallet, so through the process of creating each wallet, it gains another level of history thorough its journey.

Each wallet I create is 100% one of a kind, unless I receive a request to make matching wallets. It's hard for me to part with any of them, as they are my art and I put hours and hours into each one.

Production partners

  • brightpossibilities

    Lansdale, PA

    Brightpossibilities creates unique, one of-a-kind eco-friendly pieces, such as these wine cork ornaments.

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