I’m a stitcher, gardener, baker, crafter, tree-hugger, entrepreneur, homemaker and a Southern Minnesotan girl who fell in love with sewing. My passion truly started when I was taught as a little girl to sew and slowly blossomed into a fulfilling full time career.
Jenna Lou Designs was started in 2006, specializing in handmade handbags and wallets. It started as a one woman show where I did everything from making my original designs, to cutting, to sewing, to constantly having an eye out for the best, most brilliant fabrics. High quality materials are just as important to me as the creativity put into each design. In 2011 after years of a growing business, I could no longer handle the workload alone so I expanded my team to a few of the most kind, gentle, supportive, and brilliant seamstresses I could find. They are fabulous and we make a pretty great team!
I greatly enjoy taking custom orders because it allows my customers to express their personalities and love the uniqueness of each order. My fabric gallery allows you to choose from hundreds of fabrics in every color imaginable to meet your individual style. You can start designing yours today by viewing the online fabric gallery.
We are so pleased to announce that we are expecting our first baby, due January 2014!
Because most of our work is custom and made to order we are expecting some delays around this time as I will be taking a maternity leave once our little girl arrives. Custom orders placed before December 31st, 2013 will remain on our normal turn around time. After that I plan to continue working until baby O arrives, but as we all know babies come on their own unpredictable time, so orders will be on a 4 to 5 week turn around and I may only be taking limited quantities at that time (pre-made items will be shipping on schedule). I am hoping to return to a new, but similar schedule by spring of 2014. You can read more about how I'm wrapping my head around being a mama + business owner over on my blog.
We would still love to work with you so feel free to email me if you have any questions or concerns about custom order delivery time.
Thank you so much to each of my customers for your understanding and patience during this time. We are thrilled to welcome our new family member and hope to enjoy that precious and limited time together.
xoxo, Jenna + family