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Welcome!I know you'll love the high quality that I've been putting into every item of my "Val In Stitches" handmade, machine-washable purses, accessories, bags and totes since I started making them in 1992.Choose from my extensive offering of fabrics for every taste. I frequently add new styles and color selections, so check this website for new additions.



Want a special fabric design/color?

Call me with your request and I'll make every effort to accommodate you. If you have your own favorite cotton fabric that you'd like to have me make into one of my designs – give me a call. You send me your fabric – I send your "one-of-a-kind" back to you!


Hard at work sewing

Matching Ensembles

Matching accessories such as totes, wallets, jewelry pouch and glasses case simplify your life and complete the ensemble.

Custom made from the fabric you choose, your "Val Bag" will be uniquely you.Express your fun side or make a statement with these all-season fashion accessories.Matching accessories such as checkbook cover, wallets, jewelry pouch and glasses case simplify your life and complete the ensemble.



Quality you can count on, I personally make every item from durable, machine-washable fabrics.

You may place your order by calling me directly at (920) 915-4561. Payments via VISA, MC, Pay Pal, Money Order, Cash or Check are all accepted.

Retail customers: I accept US orders only.

International distributors and wholesalers are welcomed.

You may also e-mail me at:

My "Bio"
“Val in Stitches” is a unique product line I have manufactured in and marketed from my home since 1992.  After years of sewing experience in alterations, custom clothing and home-sewing for a corporation, my friends encouraged me to try my hand at producing my own product line.  I started making purses and  accessories.It became my life from that point on!  The name was the easy part, as I like to look for humor in any circumstances and make people laugh!  I also want my customers to know that I put all of my talent and quality workmanship into my products for them.  Thus, the name –  “Val in Stitches”!“Val in Stitches” products are available from Hawaii to Bermuda and many places in between.  I wholesale to stores, retail at gift shows and sewing and quilting expos, out of my in-home shop, and this website.
Val cutting fabric

Cutting fabric


A new quilt design

“I have also been blessed to use my business know-how and credibility to help others earn income out of their own home by creating and teaching a Home-Based Business Course  for nine years for the Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wisconsin as well as commissioning myself as a Speaker or Seminar instructor for Professional Groups.I’ve also done volunteer speaking engagements for area civic groups such as Women’s Clubs, High School Sewing, Marketing and Career Classes.Val in Stitches” has been featured on the “Good Neighbor Program” on WHBY RADIO, on the “Eyewitness News This Morning” program on WFRV TV CHANNEL 5, and on several of the “Good Day Wisconsin” programs on FOX 11 TV (all in the Fox Cities, Wisconsin).   In print, Feature Stories have been featured several times in the “Fox Cities Post Crescent” and most recently in “The Racine Journal-Times”.
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Dear Val, I just received my perfect purse...I love it! And you are so fast!   Thank-you very much.

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