Handcrafted Goods made from 100% Upcycled Materials

Westland, Michigan

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Margo Kolenda-Mason

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Margo Kolenda-Mason


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About Sewvasana

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On Etsy since 2019

Unique Designs. Sustainable Materials.

I began Sewvasana as a way to take the scraps of material I had inherited and make something that could be used. Sewvasana's mission is grounded in sustainable materials and practices. I use upcycled, repurposed, or salvaged materials such as upholstery fabric samples and old but durable clothing. I only buy secondhand items such as those that have been donated to a re-use center or inherited by non-sewers. I sew on my grandmother's vintage machine in a home powered by wind energy.

I named my shop Sewvasana after the savasana pose in yoga, the final relaxation pose of a practice. Sewing is a practice for me, one that relaxes as well as channels my energy into the crafts that I create.

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  • Margo Kolenda-Mason

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am a PhD student in English Literature who loves to balance my intellectual pursuits by working with my hands to craft and create.

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Last updated on Sep 23, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Please message me for a custom order: I am happy to work with you to make your vision a reality!

For Custom T-shirt quilts, please fill out the following form to request a price quote:
Most T-shirt and blanket quilts cost between $150-$250 depending on the size, style, and quality of materials. I am happy to find a way to work within your budget and with your particular collection.

Care instructions

Please see each product page for specific care instructions. In general, the materials I use are varied so I cannot guarantee color-fastness or that the fabric will not warp. I have machine washed and machine dried yoga mat bags without issue, but since every product is a unique blend of fabrics, I suggest spot-cleaning or hand-washing to preserve the longevity of your item.

Gift wrapping and packaging

If your order is being sent as a gift, please let me know so I do not include any price information in the packaging. For sustainability reasons, I will not wrap it in wrapping paper, but will include more aesthetic tissue paper or wrap it in plain paper (please indicate your preference in the notes with your order).

Additionally, I can wrap your inside packaging in a furoshiki-style wrapping cloth (an extra gift for the recipient) according the the following prices:
$5 (baskets, yoga mat bags, tote bags, frames 4x6 and under)
$8 (frames over 4x6, and 2 of the above objects)
$12 (3 or more objects, quilts)
To order your item gift wrapped in a furoshiki-syle cloth, please add the "Furoshiki-Style Wrapping Cloth" to your order (add link)

Material Sourcing

All of the materials I use, including my thread, are upcycled, repurposed, or salvaged. I use repurposed upholstery samples, factory ends, and old but durable clothing that is past the point of donation. Additionally, I accept clean donations from community members who have inherited fabric, findings, or other odds and ends but do not plan on using them. All purchased materials are bought at environmentally-conscious second-hand stores (shout out to the Scrap Box in A2!) My goal is first and foremost to find a purpose for materials that would otherwise be discarded. The scraps of my quilts, yoga mat bags, and tote bags become the material for the braided scrap baskets. All scraps too small to use are sent to a textile recycling facility.