Bag Bakery's beginnings were in Sydney the early 2000's. That is when I started sewing stuff - I would sew everything and anything - trousers, tops and bags. I made so many things I gave them to charities or to friends. Life somehow gets in the way and before you knew it it was 8 years on and I had thrown away my corporate life and moved to the Huon Valley in Tasmania. After the move I was sorting through packing boxes and came across a few boxes full of the bags that I had made back in Sydney. These were the "good" designs - but what to do with them now that I had discovered them packed up in the boxes? I applied to become a stall holder at Salamanca Markets in Hobart and had my first market in June 2011. Since then I have supplied many little boutiques and gift shops with Bag Bakery products and have thousands of customers around the world.
Each product has been designed by me, some of the products that are now my best sellers I designed when I was in my early 20's.
I personally pin, cut, press and sew all pieces to make Bag Bakery pieces for you. I use a super cool, super fast, super heavy duty Siruba industrial sewing machine. That's me sitting at my machine.
I use mainly recycled and re-purposed textiles in my ready made items. Examples of these types of materials include old dresses, vintage tea towels and saved textiles such as out of season upholstery samples. I source these from op shops, vintage/antique shops, tip shops and from my lovely market customers. I have hawk-eyed antique dealers on the lookout for calendar tea towels for me as I love to use these in my work.