St. Clair Designs, Megan DeSmidt

Woodland Park, Colorado

All of our beautiful bags are made by myself and a handful of home sewers in my little mountain town. I have been so happy to see my passion for fabrics and color being embraced by more and more people as my company continues to grow!

The endless variety of fabrics, incorporating vast amounts of different patterns, colors, and textures all pieced together with an artistic eye, is what sets our products apart.  I could never buy an entire bolt of one fabric because I would get tired of working with the same thing over and over! Instead, I find my fabrics from a variety of different places, including online companies, retail fabric stores (when they have good sales) and from several interior design manufacturers who send along their “left-overs”.  

The more fabric variations I can incorporate into a pattern the better!  This adds to the uniqueness and aesthetic of my bags and purses. Each pattern goes through a process of “testing” during the design process, to include alterations like adding a pocket here or there, changing a regular strap to an adjustable one, and so on.  Each design is also given a name, often named after the woman who inspired the design, or after an important person in my life!

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