Merrie Westover creates, designs, and construct her work from her own original patters. "I choose all the fabric, leather, and materials. I also cut and make my own leather straps and handles.
My designs are constructed out of European tapestry, genuine leather trim, and brass findings. All pieces are lined with water-resistant nylon for durability, thus making them practical as well as beautiful.
My style is the carpet-bag look, and occasionally a little Victorian."