From The Start
My mom taught me to sew with different fabrics when I was young and I took to it naturally but leather was a completely different animal (pun intended). I had no experience. Skills aside, I was creative and determined to make a quality leather bag that didn't exist in retail. I started working on my first design and built my first studio with a dusty old sewing machine and a pop up card table. I YouTubed leather-working tutorials for hours on end. A few days later, I had my first product–the Tom Tom Tote. Shortly after, I was receiving custom orders from people who had seen me with my bag and thus the business was born.
Over the next five years, I spent thousands of hours researching, experimenting, failing, getting back up and ultimately bettering myself and my products. In 2013 I took the leap and quit my day job and threw myself into building Awl Snap (more than) full time. Since the leap I have grown the company organically in so many ways, and I'm looking forward to what 2017 and beyond brings to us!