Crafts Gone Wild is in just a few days and we’re pumped! Jamie Hevener of HevVin Designs talks about her unique bags and clutches, made from custom-designed patterns! Find HevVin Designs on Facebook and Twitter.
What do you make?
I make all sorts of bags such as bracelet clutches, messengers and tech bags. They are all made with repurposed and vintage textiles and findings by me in my studio.
Any crafty websites or sources of inspiration that you love?
I love the Stampington and Company Magazines, with the altered couture ideas, and I adore their blog. There are SO many great inspirations on there that inspire me to mix materials and keep my ideas fresh.
So, why are you so fricken’ awesome? (Because we know you are!)
At the studio, I design my bag patterns myself, sketching out the designs using graph paper and colored pencils. Sometimes that’s the most enjoyable step of creating my bags! My love for vintage textiles and unusual patterns and applications has always been incorporated into HevVin Designs’ bags. I also make a collection of Metaphor Bags every once in a while, that depict a metaphor or tell a story.
My goals for success involve working and connecting with fellow artists and artisans, promoting others, volunteering and teaching what I do.
From burlap to vintage fabric, HevVin Designs has a bag to fit everyone. Check ‘em out this weekend at Wild Goose Creative!