Maureen Ladley - Maureen Ladley

Finalist of the The Singer Simplicity Best Handmade Handbag

United States

2012 Finalist Maureen Ladley Maureen Ladley


How are your bags made? (e.g. hand-sewn, knit, crocheted, sewing machine, etc.)
This bag was both hand sewn and machine sewn

What is the primary material used?
Repurposed Zapotec hand woven rug

Do you make all of your own bags?

If not, please explain who helps you make your bags.

What is your design inspiration?
I appreciate what is already available, repurposing materials is very important and inspiring to me

Where and how did you learn to make bags?
I am an accessory design major at Savannah College of Art and Design

Do you use a Singer Sewing Machine? If yes, which one and if not, which brand?

Have you ever used a Simplicity pattern? If so, how often?
Yes, one or 2 dress patterns a year

What was your inspiration for this bag?

What are the retail price-points of your line?

Do you change your silhouettes and materials every season?

What other handbag designers have inspired you?

Where are your bags currently sold?

Have you ever presented your line to Saks before? If so, what was the result?

Have you ever purchased a Kenneth Cole bag, if so when?

See other finalists from the 2012 handbag awards