By GABRIELLE HOVENDON
NORTH COUNTRY ORIGINALS: Sewers design, sell creations
Shae C. Roggie knows bags. The Lowville resident sews everything from brightly colored clutches and backpacks to wildly patterned purses and cell phone cases for her business, Valerie Ann Designs.
“The name is my mom’s,” Mrs. Roggie said. “She taught me how to sew when I was growing up and I thought her name sounded very classy. It’s just to honor her, really.”
Mrs. Roggie said she has sold more than 2,000 products since she started Valerie Ann Designs in 2006. She estimated she and her seamstresses produce between 50 and 75 bags every month.
While the business is only a few years old, Mrs. Roggie’s passion for sewing goes back much further... [read on!]
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