Barbara Berman / CRAFTIBARB

textiles & fashion design / fabric handbags

Hometown: Sanford, NC

Artist Website

For more than 20 years, Barbara Berman has been crafting handmade, one-of-a-kind handbags for people of all ages. These fashionable purses, totes and packs feature vibrant colors and accessorizing beads that add the perfect amount of flair. The nature-based designs feature a variety of animals and plant life, and whether you want to showcase a mellow or bombastic spirit, Berman has something that fits your personality. Each bag is machine washable and guaranteed for her lifetime.

From her hometown of Sanford, NC, Berman was working as an interior designer when she bought her first sewing machine. With a newly inspired passion, she formed “Craftibarb” in 1995 and is now a regular at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals throughout the region. Her artistic creativity is highlighted by her choice of fabrics, using velour, silk, upholstery fabrics and more for the perfect combination of texture, color and style. Her unique totes are perfect for use as knitting bags, beach bags, baby bags and more. Come meet Barbara at a Sugarloaf festival near you and check out her amazing selection!