About Us


Hi everyone! My name is Sue Cheek, and I am the owner and designer of both Maggy55 patterns, and Maggy55 finished handbags. I have been sewing leather handbags for over 5 years, and have loved every aspect of it. I was a custom drapery designer for many years, and a lot of the design elements that I used in that industry, can be reflected in the details of my finished bags and patterns. The proportion, the finishing features, and the creative design, are all important aspects in creating the perfect  looking product.

Many of you have asked me to share my designs with you, so you can create your own great looking bags. After a lot of persuasion, I have began writing my patterns so you can make a handbag, wallet or accessory that has that high end look. My finished bags are generally all leather, but my patterns are written for leather, vinyls or fabrics. 

My patterns are not known to be short, as I include detailed instructions and hundreds of photos. I like you to think that I am standing over your shoulder,  instructing you at every step of your project. I have set up a Facebook support group to help you in all areas from ideas to questions. 

I look forward to adding more patterns to this site, as I grow with you. 

Thank you for your support ! 

Sue