Rain Girl Designs* is a handmade business located in Puget Sound area of WA state. It is strictly a me, myself, and I ran business. My name is Joanna and I make everything you can buy in my shop. I take pride in my sewing and I believe the quality items start with quality materials. I use everything from designer cotton fabrics to linen cotton blends from Japan. I really enjoy high quality wool fabrics from both the US and Scotland. I've never met a tartan fabric that I haven't liked. I am starting to work with leather.
I really love making handbags but I also make cosmetics and toiletry bags, messenger bags, laptop bags, and covers and cases for tablets and ereaders. I really enjoy making items that are to be used on a daily basis.
I have been sewing since I was 7 years old; when my mom would let me use her Singer Featherweight sewing machine. My skills have vastly improved since those early days of blankets for my dolls. I sew most days of the week if not for my business I sew for myself. I enjoy making my own clothing and I have made a few quilts.
I started my business when people started stopping me to ask about the bag I was carrying. I had made my own crossbody style bag because nothing in the stores suited me. My first bags were inspired by Victorian crazy quilts. One of these early bags even appeared in the very first issue of Haute Handbags in their reader submission section.
*Gothic Creations DBA Rain Girl Designs