Meet the Maker: Sew Chrissy Market
If you're anything ilke us, everytime you see Denver Flea vendor Sew Chrissy Market's fun fanny packs, purses, and coin packs, you instantly get a big grin on your face. Handmade by founder Chrissy Grant in Arvada, CO, these bags and accessories come in a variety sizes, colors, and fabrics - but most of them are dressed up the signature Sew Chrissy Market bow - and maybe a cuss word or two, for that extra touch of flair.
what does your brand truly mean to you?
It’s about creating a product that people can smile at and brighten their day. I love when people come in to my booth and they have a huge smile on their face because of our bags. Or when people come in and laugh out load after seeing our cuss word line. It’s about getting that adult to let their inner child out and let lose, all while having fun with your accessories. Life can’t always be so formal and boring, my products are designed to make you feel happy or laugh your booty off when you see them.
first product you created?
First product that I created was the make-up bag. I still use the first prototype.
how has your brand evolved over the years?
Since the start of SCM we have added more products, some stay and some go back to live in one of my many notebooks. I’m always experimenting with new ideas or products. That’s the best part about owning your own business.
what materials do you work with?
I mostly use cotton, but recently have found some amazing vintage wools. I use a combination of new fabrics and also vintage and thrifted fabrics. I also screen print all of the fabrics for the cuss word line.
what's your favorite product or collection you've created?
My favorite collection that I’ve created so far is my cuss word line. Its so much fun to make my own prints. I love to see and hear the reactions that I get from those bags.
what was your inspiration for starting your brand?
I started a DIY and thrifting blog first and from there it just evolved into a small business.
what is the best part of your day?
The best part of my day is making bags… although this doesn’t happen everyday. I love thinking of ways to piece fabrics together that are bold and fun.
best part about being a colorado maker?
Best part about being a Colorado maker is the people. From customers to other makers there’s so much love and support. I’ve made some really great friendships since I started my business 4 years ago.
on the denver flea wish list:
The Canvas Make-up Bag, cause we're always on the go and oyu never know when you might need a touch-me-up!
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