Journal

13 Mar

This is what the trash box in my studio looks like every week. I try and keep most of the scraps for pillow filling or other small projects, but sometimes it makes me feel crazy, so i reluctantly throw them away....

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13 Mar

This is a collection of belts. I use the hardware off them for most of my bags. I also reuse the belt part for straps. This is a small collection of interior fabrics. They all used to be clothes - skirts, dresses, shirts, pants, etc. -...

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13 Mar

This is my leather stash. I mostly use repurposed leather coats to make my bags. I find the ones that are in the best state with minor issues that prevent people from wearing them. For instance, if the leather is in a good state, but...

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12 Mar

This is my studio. It’s a part of the White Room Art Gallery in Thomas, WV. I share the space with a couple of my closest friends and their amazingness. The only rule: You can be as loud as you want any time you want…within reason...

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11 Mar

This is Madeline - the first computerized pfaff sewing machine.  Her full model name is the Pfaff Creative 1471, and she was created in West Germany circa 1985. That’s a long way from where she lives now, which is in my sewing studio in a wee...

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27 Feb

Hello Blog world! This is me, Kimberly Joy. I’m the creator of Backstitched Design, a small design company focusing on repurposing apparel and the like to make bags, purses, wallets, tobacco pouches and anything else i’m in the mood to make.  I live in a small mountain...

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