27 Apr '15, 9pm

How Self-Taught Handbag Designer Turned Hobby into Full-Time Business

How Self-Taught Handbag Designer Turned Hobby into Full-Time Business

As a child, Cortnie Hutchinson spent countless hours watching her grandmother sew, but she never connected the dots and realized that she was being prepared for a career as a handbag designer. The owner of Love, Cortnie, a handmade collection of oversized clutches, leather, and calf-hair bucket bags recalls, “My grandmother was super handy so I always wanted to learn how to sew, but never found the time. During the summer of 2011, I was between jobs, so I asked my grandmother to teach me how to sew. While sitting in her kitchen playing around with scrap fabric on her machine, which she later gave to me and I still sew on today, I came up with the idea of making a clutch.”

Full article: http://www.blackenterprise.com/small-business/how-self-ta...

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