Spooltown is a small-run sewing factory in Portland, Oregon, specializing in handbags and accessories. We excel at working with unforgiving fabrics like leather, faux leather and waxed canvas. Needle holes are forever, so you've got to get it right the first time.

We run production for many established brands, emphasizing rigorous quality standards, communication, and lasting relationships. We offer design consulting and product development as needed to make manufacturing more affordable in the long run.


We believe in visible, ethical American manufacturing. We believe that people should see the process of making because it's hard. And amazing. And worthwhile. We believe that social change starts with the small decisions, and we're committed to helping build infrastructure for the new economy of makers.


Sara and Dana – Co-owners, Spooltown.

“…Spooltown can continue to develop its own methods of factory production at a scale that exceeds what an individual studio can produce, while still producing in numbers that match quality and demand.”  --Metropolis Magazine


Spooltown in the news :

Subaru Drive Magazine Nov. 2016

Metropolis Magazine Oct. 2014

Portland Mercury Feb. 2014

Portland Athletic & Outdoor Oct. 2013

Portland Mercury Oct. 2013

Portland Made March 2013

Oregon Live Feb. 2012

Portland Monthly Feb. 2012