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!


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!