Lizzie Falkenstein is the founder and designer behind Primecut Bags, and she is one talented, driven lady. She has been sewing and crafting since she was young. "Remodeling my Victorian dollhouse and sewing my own sundresses are some of my favorite childhood memories. Those kinds of hands on activities have stuck with me to this day,“ Lizzie says. This longtime passion became an actual business only 6 months ago. The idea for the business began two years ago while Lizzie was still running her first bag company and working in architecture. ” I had just purchased a heavy duty industrial sewing machine in hopes of expanding to heavier materials. I stumbled upon a beautiful scrap of cowhide on my first shopping trip for leather supplies and ended up making a bag for myself. It felt amazing to make something that I was personally in love with. I have used the same bag every day for the last two years and still get compliments and intriguing looks. I realized that if I was going run my own business as a living I wanted to make pieces for myself and like-minded people.“
You can see the love Lizzie puts into each bag, and each is unique because they’re all cut from genuine leather and cowhide. We have a hard time picking a favorite from the Primecut collection, although we sure love the envelope clutch she designed specifically for us! Lizzie feels the same, "I want all the HDH pieces, but if I had to pick, the Birch dress and Bokeh top are two of my all-time favorites.
We could not be more thrilled she agreed to be part of Makers Alongside, and we are happy to promote someone who believe in making something you love the same way we do.
You can find Primecut Bags in select stores around the country as well as at primecutbags.com. You can also follow on Instagram @primecutbags.
Top photo by Portland Supply Co.