About Me

Hi, I'm Megan!

Mama to a band of wildlings by day; Mistress of seams, stitches, & all other crafty things by night. A lifetime creator, musician, and Beatles enthusiast with a passion for handcrafting and a love for lavish fabric.

Being a proud native of Madison, Wisconsin, I originally branded myself under the name "SewMad Designs". I loved it, and it was good to me. Eventually, the meaning behind what I was doing became more clear and 'PRPL Turtle Co' started to incubate in my head. After days of playing with the names of my wildlings, I realized their combined initials spell 'PRPL'. I'm into symbolism, and when I figured out that acronym came out as my favorite color..well, I was excited! My sentiment with turtles runs deep & that sentiment grows with me to this day. "Purple turtle" rolls right off the tongue & has ended up being so right for me. I started this journey with my mother (Mama Sue!) as 2nd & 3rd generation sewists, in hopes to pass it on to the 4th. Mama Sue remains my partner in crime, biggest supporter, and fix it fairy! ;)

My creations primarily consist of cork bags, purses, wallets, and other functional accessories! Though I try to dabble in just about everything (seriously, you name a craft, I probably have the materials to do it)! I discovered cork fabric early on in my sewing journey and it has been my favorite material to work with. Stylish, eco-friendly, & practical for all consumers. Being able to share my creations with all of you is such a blessing.

In my spare time (what is that? ha!), you will find me adventuring with my family, crafting with my little artists, or working on my house! 

Handcrafted, from the heart of Wisconsin!