I’m Jeanne Nivard of Jeanne’s Bags and have been a quilter for 20 years. After making quilts for my HUGE extended family, I needed to come up with new gift ideas. Quilted purses were getting very popular so I tried my hand designing my own bags. My family and friends loved them! I am in love with fabric and still enjoy making my free-motion quilted purses. The finished products are available online on my Etsy and Amazon-Handmade shops A few local shops carry my purses and I still enjoy participating in local craft shows around the Holidays.
Purses are a very individual thing. We all love certain colors or design. That’s why patterns are so handy. I started putting some of my designs to pattern a few years ago. You can choose the fabric you like in the purse style you like. The same style purse can have such a change in mood just by changing the fabric. Best of all, no one else will have your exact purse since you pick out your fabric design. I see purses not only as a functional thing, but as a piece of art – functional art! See Jeanne’s Bags patterns here.