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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!]

related groups:

Making Purses, Totes & Handbags
Etsy Sellers
Sewing Business Owners

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Comment by Vee on April 19, 2010 at 12:19am
This is rewarding to know my inspiration for sewing hats, purses and scarves can encompass my business.
Comment by Estelle Combs on July 10, 2009 at 9:18am
WOW!

I have recently brgun to sew purses & tote bags. It's nice to see I am on the right track.

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