UrbanSewingSTL

Unique upcycled women's handbags and accessories

Webster Groves, Missouri 177 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (43)

UrbanSewingSTL

Unique upcycled women's handbags and accessories

Webster Groves, Missouri | 177 Sales

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Jahna Kahrhoff

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Jahna Kahrhoff

Announcement    One of a kind handbags and accessories conscientiously crated from upcycled, vintage, and made in USA textiles – so you can feel good about the bags you buy!

Need a custom bag? I can make something just for you. Click on "Request Custom Order" and tell me what you're looking for!

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Last updated on Jan 28, 2019

One of a kind handbags and accessories conscientiously crated from upcycled, vintage, and made in USA textiles – so you can feel good about the bags you buy!

Need a custom bag? I can make something just for you. Click on "Request Custom Order" and tell me what you're looking for!

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About UrbanSewingSTL

Sales 177
On Etsy since 2016

Hello and welcome to Urban Sewing!

I started sewing when I was in 5th grade, using my Mom’s home sewing machine. Throughout middle and high school I made stuffed animals and simple garments, and altered old clothes that I found in my Savta’s closet. Then for several years I was busy serving in the IDF and going to college. At the end of grad school, after getting my first job, my Mom gave me a new sewing machine as a gift. But it wasn’t until I got married and my lovely twin daughters were born that I really got back into sewing. I made drapes and pillows and Halloween costumes, and I learned how to quilt; and eventually I got into making bags. This too was thanks to my Mom. She saw a handmade tote while we were shopping for fabric for a new quilt, and I decided to buy the pattern and make her one for her birthday. It looked great, but the style just wasn’t “me,” so I started making up my own patterns, experimenting with styles and fabrics, learning techniques from books and online tutorials, and picking up complements from family and friends. And now here I am, with my own online shop – Urban Sewing – making bags that I truly love.

Each bag is designed and sewn by me in my sewing room at home, with thoughtfully chosen materials, and careful attention to each detail and stitch. While I always start with one of my patterns, I alter the dimensions and features of each bag to take the best advantage of the materials at hand. I use textiles and hardware that are either made in the USA, upcycled, or purchased second hand whenever possible. I scour the internet for products manufactured in the USA. I hunt through thrift shops for second hand fabric or clothing with interesting colors and patterns. I also stop at antique malls on a regular basis and have found old flour and seed sacks, bank coin bags, US mail bags, and even some old ballot bags from 1966! The results are one-of-a-kind bags that are conscientiously crafted – for you.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about my business. Please browse through my shop. If you don’t see the perfect bag for you, I’m happy to make a custom bag to suit your taste and needs.

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  • Jahna Kahrhoff

    Owner

    Hi, I’m Jahna and I just love sewing! I am passionate about conscientious and unwasteful living and I am inspired by people who are open minded, kind, and loving; who try to do good in the world.

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Find urbansewingstl at the following upcoming market!

  • Crestwood-Sunset Hills Rotary Club Fall Arts and Crafts Fair
    Lindbergh High School
    5000 S Lindbergh Blvd
    ST LOUIS, MO

    Nov 23–24

    The Crestwood – Sunset Hills Rotary Club’s Arts and Crafts Fair began in 1982 with 100 crafters. This humble beginning was the start of something very special as our Fall Show grew into one of the best Arts and Craft Fairs in the Midwest. In 2005, we added our Spring Show.

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