As a busy mom of twin boys, Kim understands the importance of accessories that not only look great, but work for you.

The extra large tote was born from her desire to get her kids to the pool and not take several bags.  Looking around the stores, this was just not available.  Like any resourceful mom, with some sewing skills, Kim made her first version of the extra large tote.  She filled it will towels, swim diapers, sunscreen and toys.  Stuck her kiddos in the jogging stroller and headed to the pool.

Realizing she was not alone, and at the time belonging to a mothers of multiplies club, she started selling her totes locally.  It didn’t take long to realize that this could become a business.  She opened her online store and began sewing during nap times.

Kim focused on high quality fabrics, durable straps and even high quality thread.  She loves a classic design that will last.  Not a bag that looks like last season before you even hit the pool.


Extra Large Tote Bag with Circle Monogram

Kim now applies this same design idea – classic & durable – to all her designs.  She makes the bag she would want to carry.

While starting out, sewing happened during nap-time, preschool and often after bedtime.  Realizing that for the business to continue (and Kim to keep her sanity) designs were limited to the extra large tote and one of her favorite purses.

Her twin boys are now in school, so the line just keeps expanding.  But don’t worry, the same attention to detail and usefulness are the foundation of every design.

Kim’s studio is currently located in Louisville, Kentucky.  Every bag is handmade start to finish using primarily made in the USA fabrics.   You can find her on Instagram, where she shares snippets of her days and designs.

Lucy Jane Handmade Totes