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When accessory designer Jen Menkhaus landed a job at a well-stocked craft store at the age of 18, she knew her passion for handmade was only taking root.

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You could say that Jennifer Michael of CraftyStitches in Sterling, Va., was born to sew—her father was a tailor and mother a seamstress. More recently, she’s discovered a love for quilting. Michael finds a lot of satisfaction in the process and techniques, and takes special care to pair the perfect fabrics. One of Michael’s hottest items is the “The Perfect Bridesmaid,” a jewelry roll that features a zippered pocket, an arm for rings and bracelets, and a Velcro pocket. Click below to hear her story.

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