2018 FINALIST

Patricia Richardson - Paddy K

Finalist of the The BERNINA Best Handmade Handbag



Canada



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2018 Finalist Patricia Richardson Paddy K

Patricia Richardson FINALIST'S PROFILE

How are your bags made?
These bags are mainly machine sewn with some hand sewn finishing. They are hand cut and the applique is stitched by hand guiding on a machine. The flowers are die cut, hand painted and shaped with heated tools.

What is the primary material used?
Leather

Do you make all of your own bags? If not, please explain who helps you make your bags.
I do.

What is your design inspiration?
Frida Kahlo is a strong feminist icon and is a true inspiration.

What sewing machine do you use to make your bags? How long have you had it?
I use aPfaff 1522 domestic that I have had for about 15 years and a Techsew Industrial that is new.

Have you ever sewn with or used an industrial sewing machine? If not, how do you sew with leather?
I have used an industrial and also hand sew.

Bag Description
Plumage by PaddyK. Frida's Flowers, Domed Evening Bag, Variety of Cow Leather, $225

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