Tuesday, November 20, 2012

November Featured Artist/Crafter - Sarah of Echoland Bags

Sarah's Bio:

Sarah is the owner of EchoLand Bags and loves to design and sew. She loves her two-year-old, coffee, and Jesus.

1.  How long have you been sewing?
I learned to sew as a kid, but didn't really revisit it until recently.  One of my first projects was this awesome 80's pink lace sleeping bag for my doll.  So I guess you could say that bags have been my thing for awhile.
2.  What inspires you most?

Inspiration is everywhere!!  I am *always* checking out people's purses.  It's kind of an obsession.  But I love looking at the shapes, sizes, pockets, hardware, etc.  

3. What is/are your favorite materials/supplies?

I love outdoor fabric and twill.  The heavy and sturdy feel of it gives such great shape to my bags!  D-rings are now my friends, too.
4. Do you have a favorite tool?

Mmm...good question.  Probably my seam ripper.  We have a love/hate relationship.
5. What is your work space like?

I love my work space!  It's got a great desk lamp and piles of fabric.  I have a bulletin board up to pin colors and pictures and bits of fabric on.
6. When do you find the most time to work?

I work exclusively during my son's naptime.  
7. How does your work fit into the rest of your life?

I decribe myself as a Life-Lover, Jesus-Follower, Bag-Designer, so I would say my work has to fit in around my faith and my family :-)  And sewing isn't really work to me...I loooove it--more of a self-sustaining hobby :-)
8. How often a week do you get to work?

I sew here and there throughout the week--probably around 5 days a week or so.
9. Do you sell your work? Directly? Indirectly?

I sell my work on my shop at Storenvy.  Shameless plug:  I looove Storenvy--no fees!!!
10. Do you have a business (on or offline)? Consign?

My business is primarily online, but I do custom orders for friends quite a bit as well.  
11. Do you have a website? Blog? Facebook profile or fan page? Myspace? Twitter? Pinterest?

I have an e-commerce shop via Storenvy, Twitter, Facebook, and blog.

12. Where do you feel your work fits in your market? (Do you concentrate on high volume, low volume; do you make multiples or one of a kind only; Walmart or Bergdorf Gelman?)
My work is pretty much exclusively one of a kind.  I rarely reorder fabrics because I want everything to stay fresh!
13. What is your favorite part?

The designing and marketing are probably my favorite parts.  But I really like sewing and seeing my creations come together!
14. How did you get into sewing?

I love bags and I love fabric.  It was a match made in heaven.  

Looking for that one of a kind but truly stylish purse, clutch, or tote?  Echoland Bags is your place to shop!


  1. Thank you!! I am honored you chose me!! :)

    1. I'm ecstatically happy to feature you! You know how much I adore your work and I'm glad to share my love with my audience (who may well love some of the same things I do!)

  2. Sarah is an incredible artist! Love seeing her being featured! I have had so much fun with mine and Sarah's collaboration for special Team Lu & Ed merch. She is a doll and such a pleasure to work with! I recommend her to anyone I know on the market for a new purse!

    1. I love her eye and taste in fabrics! Not to mention she's got great taste in style! I want to own them all!

    2. You guys are making me blush. Thanks so much for the encouragement!! It means a lot coming from both of you!