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Simple Artful Stuff places a high value on collaboration. And we love supporting other small-business makers and sellers that carry special items. Here are some we'd love to call out.
ARTISANS & MAKERS
Linda is classic, elegant, and timeless. She is also a "sewing-educator-extroidinaire" so ask her a question and you'll get a smart solution.
Mae is modern and bold in her combinations and loves to share on YouTube. I love viewing her makes because she thinks of combining things that can inspire.
Marlys is pure “luxe” and clever about possibility. She works exclusively in leather and her creations are absolute elegance.
SOME OF MY FAVORITE USA SELLERS
Lauren Mormino offers patterns, quality hardware, and hand-crafted items. She has a huge following on Facebook and YouTube and is beloved for her unique style, casual approach, and generous flow of sharing knowledge through video tutorials.
Wallet Hardware on Facebook
Ginger Jiang sells limited-edition hardware, closure locks, zipper pulls, beautiful resin zipper tapes, screw rivets/studs/feet, grommets, plus many other ad-hoc unique items for bag making. Because of her special relations with manufacturers in China (who often supply the top designers in the fashion industry), she gets high-end supply over-runs and often makes available special items you can't get anywhere else. And her pricing can't be beat. If you see something she lists that you love, don't hesitate because it will likely sell out fast. You need to join her private group to see her items or order them.
Barbara Edwards sells the interfacing that is the behind the scenes workhorse of bags that look professional. In addition to Decovil Light and Decovil Heavy, she offers a quality woven interfacing called Wovenfuse and Wovenfuse 2. While Wovenfuse is interchangeable with Pellon's SF101, her fusible woven has a nicer body and fuses beautifully.
All the tools and supplies you need for leather. High quality
- BringBerry.com (Canada) - large purse hardware selection
- NingBags.com (Hawaii)
- MyHandMadeSpace.com - large selection of #5 zipper tape BTY in every color