Category Archives: Bags

All about that AMH : the improv bag

I just love all things Anna Maria Horner and I relish any chance I get to sew with her fabrics. She’s been my favorite since early 2010 when I discovered her bold and vibrant fabrics. To this day, she is the only artist whose fabric I buy all of. So it should come as no…

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Rifle Paper Co goes to school

One thing I love about Layla is that we just get each other. She is my mini-me which is awesome, but I’ll admit it can be frustrating at times. We both love doing crafty things, and she naturally assumes any image with some sort of pattern is fabric. It’s pretty common for me to be…

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Styling the Bump with Oliver + S

You can find me over at Sew Sweetness today at 1pm CST reviewing one of my favorite bags- the Art Student Tote!  Pregnancy is this wonderful, confusing adventure that leads the body through every imaginable change, adjustment, ache, and pain all for the sake of growing a wonderful, new little human. One of the great…

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The Caravan Tote Parade

Just when you think you’ve seen them all, I’m making even more of them. :) I’m not really sorry. I made three custom Caravan Totes with Liberty of London and a crazy soft faux leather. All of them have hand stitched details on the leather portions. Those imperfect little stitches were time consuming, and my fingers…

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Custom Liberty Duffel

Sometimes I get the best custom requests. I love custom work in general. The process of choosing patterns and fabrics and colors, and getting to know my client’s perspective is really very rewarding. This particular client wanted a duffel style bag. She wanted me to use some of her Liberty because she didn’t know what…

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Welcome to Olivia Jane Handcrafted! I'm Meredith and this is my creative journal. Here you'll find loads of inspiration for a handmade wardrobe, home decor, bags, and quilts. I even have plenty of projects and tutorials to get you started or help you along the way. 

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