NEW item! iPad/Tablet/Laptop case


Technology gives us so many ways to express ourselves, to carry around photos and songs that show who we are, cameras to capture our days, books to show our interest. But these pieces of ourselves have one flaw-they all look the same! Wrap your digital self in a unique Free Rose Studio hand made case and show the world your personality, even when the battery is dead.


Each pouch style case features 2 high quality printed cottons, a hidden water repellent cotton duck lining, and a soft minky lining to prevent scratches. Contrasting binding finishes the edge of the flap, and a professionally set resin snap secures your tablet inside. A small sleeve on the flap secures a stylus.



This item is available in 8 bold combinations!


This listing is for an iPad sized case. I am happy to make cases for other devices, such as Kindles, laptops, etc; please provide me the type and accurate dimensions of your device at checkout (length, width, depth), please measure twice as no returns will be accepted for custom items.

Add an embroidered name or appliqued monogram for an additional $10, please purchase the separate “Tablet Case Embroidery/Monogram Add On” in my shop, and specify what you would like added.

PURCHASE at, or by clicking on any of the photos above.

Have a great day! xoxo Susie

The one that was sent away…

It starts off innocently enough.  I’m making a piece for a client, and then it happens.  I’m cutting the pattern out of the fabric, like any other project, and the butterflies start.  I rush to the sewing machine, eager to see it become what I see in my mind.  I begin to grow attached, find myself staring at it as it comes together, unable to go to bed until it’s *at least* almost finished.  I won’t finish it that night, because I know that the sooner it is done, the sooner it will leave my possession.  I accept it. I’ve fallen in love with the piece, and I want to stretch my time out with it for as long as possible.


Don’t get me wrong-I put my heart, and all the skill I can muster, into every piece I create! But sometimes, something about a certain item, or maybe the person it is going to when it is a gift, creates a different energy.  Last week this very thing happened again.  My friend Heather had asked me to create a backpack for her, and it was her turn in my sewing queue. Her first choice of fabric was unavailable, but we found this black and white version of it, and I convinced her to let me play with the coordinating medallion pattern.  I based it off my “Essentials”pattern, with a few modifications per her request.  I also added resin snaps to the sides, so that the side gussets can be snapped flat when the bag is less full, but opened up when it needs to hold more. It has 1.5” wide woven cotton straps, and silver sliding buckles to adjust the length. I hope I have some free time in the fall, because I certainly want one for myself!  in the meantime, I’d love to make one for you!


So, check it out…here is the one that got away! 🙂  If you would like one of your own, please email me at to place a custom order.  The Essentials Backpack is $85, and can be made in this combination of fabrics, or from another pattern in my current stock (email to see current availability).



Echino Birds totes are back!

Last summer I purchased a lovely Echino linen fabric in a birds print, and made a bag and a handful of wallets.  The fabric was from Japan, and I fell in love with the feel and look of this print.  Then I found out it was sold out everywhere online!  I was so sad to not have a chance to make any more nice things with it.

Fast forward to last month, when my husband, Marc, and I took the bambino on a quick trip up to Austin.  We ended up by a small, independent fabric store I had not visited in some time.  I started to get very excited when we parked, as there was a sign advertising they were now carrying the Echino line. I don’t think you can imagine my joy when I found they still had not one, but two of the birds color ways!!

I bought what I could, brought it home, and got to cutting.  I started with the biggest projects first.  Today I am so happy to unveil the first three bags made from this small stash of sold-out fabric.  They are each made from my “Essentials” pattern, and feature all the inside pockets and divider that help keep your belongings organized and easy to find.  You can find them all in my Etsy shop.


“The Essentials” pattern is a multi-purpose bag I designed that is just the right size to hold it all without being bulky.  It works great as an oversized purse, diaper bag, carryon and even as a school bag (will hold most average laptops).  It’s layered canvas construction and cotton straps will carry your items with ease and provide many years of use.


Each bag features a different lining color scheme, as well as contrasting trims; truly making each bag one of a kind.  Please see the listings for detailed photos.


-14″ Tall, 10″ Wide, 5″ Deep
-Interior Divider features two flat 6.5″ tall pockets.
-4 Large pleated pockets, 2 on each side of the divider; each measuring 10″ high and 7.5″ wide when fully expanded.
-Durable, double stitched seams and reinforced stress points.
-Contrasting trim on inside pockets. Interior is made of sturdy duck canvas.
-Outer features a beautiful, Japanese linen fabric featuring birds and vines. Polka dots line the sides of the bag. Linen fabric is backed with duck canvas for strength.
-100% Cotton Straps.


Thank you for visiting Free Rose Studio! Please come back again, and browse the wares on Etsy!


“The Raleigh”

“The Raleigh” is based off my best selling diaper bag design, “The Essentials.”  It features all the same organizational features, but this version is crafted from soft and durable genuine leather, and showcases a lining made from vintage 1960’s brocade fabric.  It is large enough to be a school satchel or diaper bag for two, but also the perfect size for running around town; it will also accommodate most average size laptops and textbooks.

It is sturdy, but not stiff; making it comfortable and smooth against your body. Leather appliques across the front add visual interest, blending the asymmetrical straps into the piece. Straps are leather. A divided interior full of large pockets gives everything a place, and keeps the large space organized and functional.

The front displays mod rectangle appliques, a multi-dimensional mix of topstitched leather and stitched outlines. Please visit the Free Rose Studio Etsy shop to view and order this, along with other handmade bags and accessories.  If you have any questions, or would like information on wholesale ordering for your business, please contact Thank you for visiting Free Rose Studio!

-Approx 14″ Tall, 10″ Wide, 5″ Deep

-2 Pleated Outer Pockets, lined, are large enough to hold water bottles or sippy cups
-Interior Divider features two flat 6.5″ tall pockets
-4 Large pleated pockets, 2 on each side of the divider; each measuring 10″ high and 7.5″ wide when fully expanded.

Heap o’ Hunks Holiday Stockings

I had to get this fabric when I saw it, it was too ridiculous to pass up.  But, I had no idea what to do with it until I thought it would make the best holiday stockings!

A limited run of 3, these are ready to ship and there’s still time to get them for Christmas.  Stockings measure 18″ in length, and 11″ across.  The middle one is slightly smaller at 16″x9″. Black velvet cuffs at the top, ully lined in red, with no exposed seams, and a ribbon loop for hanging.

Give the gift of handmade for $15!  Priority shipping is available for $5.  Please email if you are interested, and let me know which man you want sent to your home!


Down memory lane…

Yesterday, during our seemingly endless drive into the the Big Easy, I was going through some of the older pics in iPhoto.  It was so fun to look at pictures of some things I have created in the past! I thought I would share some of them here, in case they might inspire others of something they would like to have custom made for them, or maybe even an idea they could make for themselves!

Today I will focus just on bags I have made.  While I don’t like to remake anything exactly the same (because I want your Free Rose creation to always be one of a kind), I can happily remake any of these with some variations if you see something you would like!  Feel free to email with any questions!


Birds of a Feather Wallets

If you are looking for a ready to ship,  but still one of a kind gift, my new wallets are for you!  And they are available in my etsy shop now! And to make them even more unique, I use recycled fabrics from my scrap collection to ensure that each wallet is special.

The current pattern offered is made from a combination of Japanese Echino linen fabric and hand picked scraps from my remnant pile. I carefully center the beautiful and striking bird pattern before cutting the shape of the wallet. A recycled vintage zipper keeps your change securely in it’s own compartment, which is beautifully lined in a coordinating print. Open again to reveal a charming and fun interior, created from a mix of remnant fabrics. Everything has it’s place, as this wallet features on large pocket for cash, 4 credit card pockets (roomy enough to hold more than one card in each) and another full width pocket at the bottom.

The edges are carefully bound with contrasting cotton bias tape and finished with decorative stitching. The wallet closes with a professionally set resin snap.

Thanks for browsing, I look forward to adding more soon, using my stash of vintage dress fabrics.  Please comment with your thoughts and suggestions!