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Art Candy Goals: How ‘I Made That Bag’s’ Founder Makes Purses Into a Project

LEND A HAND? You do the easy part: mixing and matching luxe leathers, materials, colors and hardware. Brooklyn-based designer Lorna Nixon, founder of I Made That Bag takes care of the rest. The end result: arm candy that’s perfectly suited for your personality. Ready to get a little hands on? Saturdays at How Original STORY, Lorna joins us as a Maker in Residence to help perfect our purse-making techniques. She’ll be serving up the advice and inspiration while you learn about the different leathers and handbag styles. Here Lorna shares how she defines originality and stays inspired to push the envelope bag. 

How do you define originality? 

We strive to be original in concept as well as encouraging you, the maker, to be inspired and original in your design and making process.

What are three things that make ‘I Made That Bag’ original? 

We are founded from years of experience with making, teaching and working with leather. We make it possible for anyone to learn something new with ease. And finally, everything we create is customizable through color choice and embossing options.

Creativity is a grind, how do you keep things original?

It’s easy when you love what you do. Working with consumers directly you learn so much and being a small business we can respond and react promptly.

Original piece of advice for creatives….

Learn the foundations of your skill and apply to your trade. Never stop learning and challenging yourself.

Join us Saturdays when Lorna leads tutorials and making sessions and provides custom embossing in-store.

Saturday, September 15th – 12p to 4p
Saturday, September 22nd – 12p to 4p
Saturday, September 29th – 12p to 4p
Saturday, October 6th – 12p to 4p