Do you do custom work?

I welcome custom work and modifications on sizing and color options of my current line. Just email me at mary@marysavel.com!

Where did you learn traditional leatherworking methods?

I am mostly self taught. I read books on traditional leather working, hand-stitching methods, and leather lacing for cowboys and saddle makers. I watch tons of videos on Youtube and often find myself in a Youtube black hole hours later. I've also attended workshops, the most recent one lead by Bea Amblard, an artisan leather worker who worked with Hermès for 15+ years. It was an incredible experience in precision and patience.

Where are you from?

I am originally from a small town in Pennsylvania but have lived in NYC for over 15 years. I don't think i'll ever leave!

Do you make other things?

Yes! I also make clothes. I'm super into minimal but functional dress shapes. I also enjoy a good knitting project in the winter months. I find it very relaxing!