I thought I should start my blog by telling you a little about myself. My name is Michelle Burke, and I am the Michelle in "Uniquely Michelle." Uniquely Michelle is the name of my Etsy shop where I sell my handmade purses, bags, wallets and other items.
I love fabric and I love to sew! I have been sewing for about 35 years. I started sewing around the age of 10 with my mom; we sewed a lot of quilts together. I have sewn throughout the years, both out of necessity and as a creative outlet. When my two daughters were little, I made clothes for them because it was a lot cheaper than buying clothes. When we moved into a new house, I made window coverings, pillows, chair cushions, and other decorator items. As people saw my work, they asked me to make decorator items for their homes, and so I started my first sewing business. In the last couple of years, I have enjoyed making and selling purses, bags, and wallets. Not long after I started sewing bags, my two teenage daughters, wanted wristlets and I couldn't find a pattern that I liked, so I designed a wristlet for them and wrote it up as a pattern. They loved it! And now that pattern - The Lindsay Wristlet - is one of the top sellers in my Etsy shop and continues to get great reviews. My next pattern is being tested now by my group of pattern testers, and it should be ready for release at the beginning of next month. I am so excited for its release!
As for this blog, I want to write about what I am sewing, the patterns I am designing, and any tricks or ideas I have to make sewing more fun. Although you may not sew yourself, you will get to see my process and my products here, as well as bags designed by myself and others. I mostly want to use this blog as a place where I can express and share my love of sewing and design! I hope you enjoy!