2012 FINALIST

Sheila Harper - HarperJairdan

Winner of the The Singer Simplicity Best Handmade Handbag



United States



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2012 Finalist Sheila Harper HarperJairdan

Sheila Harper FINALIST'S PROFILE

How are your bags made? (e.g. hand-sewn, knit, crocheted, sewing machine, etc.)
Hand-laced, Sewing Machine

What is the primary material used?
Leather

Do you make all of your own bags?
Yes

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

What is your design inspiration?
Old World meets New Modern

Where and how did you learn to make bags?
Through Evening Classes at The Fashion Institute of Technology

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

Have you ever used a Simplicity pattern? If so, how often?
Yes, once or twice

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