Category Archives: Bags

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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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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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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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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I was asked to make another Caravan Tote. Its quickly becoming my favorite bag pattern. This bag is completely functional and has a bajillion possibilities for fabric combinations and placement.  This one features two main prints- Byrne C from DuckaDilly and Sparkle Canvas from Jones and Vandermeer. Liberty always has such clear charm and exquisite details,…

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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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