Hi, I'm Melissa. My love for handbags began in my teens. My passion for sewing handbags was born in my early twenties.

For the last twenty years, I have been designing and selling my handbag designs. I always designed my bags because I never liked store-bought patterns. I found them challenging to follow. That was until I discovered PDF printable sewing patterns. This is how Sew Yours began. I am so happy to have the opportunity to share my designs with other bag makers.

Aside from bag-making, I am a wife, mother to an 19-year-old daughter, and a Yorkie named Rocco. I also enjoy wildlife and portrait photography, gardening,  and most recently digital painting. With all my hobbies I can honestly say I never get bored. 

Last year I retired from a long-term career in the corporate world so that I can devote my time to Sew Yours. I've become a work-a-holic but that's just because I absolutely love what I do and am blessed that I now get to do this for a living!

I hope you enjoy my patterns. Let me know if you have any questions.

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