Satchel Makers

We are the chicks that make Satchel happen. There was one, then there were two, a few have come and gone, and now there are eight! We are a family. Leather, love, coffee, champagne, shop dogs, sit down lunches at sewing machines, and really long to do lists in really fat old fashioned notebooks. These are the things that bind us, and that make our bags your bags. Oh, and spray adhesive. Lots of spray adhesive.

Elizabeth Seeger Jolly

Elizabeth, founder and owner of Satchel, and a native of Covington, Louisiana, graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2005 with a BFA in Fashion Design. Hailing from a long line of hard-headed, talented German women and armed with a strong sense of independence, lots of love and a few vintage sewing machines, Elizabeth opened Satchel. in October of 2006.  Other than making things and continually learning how to run a business, Elizabeth is intensely passionate about good food, live music, campfires, cozy homes, water views, champagne, and bourbon.

Mahala Lewis

Mahala Lewis, head of design and production, joined Satchel in 2010. She also landed in Savannah thanks to SCAD.  Well versed in children's clothes, costume design, and handbags, Mahala was an easy fit.  Her "I can make that!" attitude and enthusiasm, combined with her love of a good challenge, quickly took hold.  Her other specialties include painting, raising an amazing "old soul" 14 year old daughter Eisa, and keeping everyone on their toes with her sarcastic, tell-it-like-it-is humor.  

Mary Kate Polsinelli

Mary Kate Moorman is a Satchel expert, designer and production coordinator. She interned at Satchel in 2013 for a required graduation credit at Georgia Southern University, and was so good that Elizabeth and Mahala didn't let her leave. A member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, Mary Kate has the southern grace, manners, pep, and the best multitasking ability we've ever seen! Mary Kate enjoys party planning  anything that sparkles, the beach, shoes (all the shoes!), country music, and dessert. Specifically donuts. 

Katherine O'Connor

Katherine, a native of Miami found herself in Savannah via SCAD where she received her BFA in Fibers. The ladies of Satchel originally scooped her up from a favorite local coffee shop and she is now Head Communications Guru. Chances are if you’ve called, emailed, or shopped with us, you’ve worked with her. Katherine’s love of bourbon and coffee helped make it a seamless transition from barista to Satchelette. When she’s not at the shop talking leather, or being confused for Mary Kate’s twin, she can be found hand embroidering or listening to punk rock with her toy poodle Phoebe. 

Shannon Fidler

Shannon moved to Savannah from South Florida to attend SCAD in 2008 where she majored in Graphic Design. With an affinity for sewing, quick wit, and some of the most masterful cut & prep skills we’ve ever seen, adding Shannon to the team in 2015 was a no brainer! Growing up the daughter of a craftsman, her skills don’t stop at leather and thread. Part-time archer, wood working novice and full time awesome, this crafty lady is 100% Satchelette. If you’re looking for Shannon after hours, she’s likely to be found at the nearest thrift store, snuggling with her cat Oliver, or cruising around town on her moped.

Greg Stewart

Jack of all trades, Greg wears many hats in our Satchel Family! Hailing from Lexington Kentucky, Greg swapped Bluegrass for Low Country in 2015. Starting with customer service, and working his way up to sewing beautiful bags, this man took every challenge we threw at him in stride. His enthusiasm for learning new skills, attention to detail, and his charismatic personality made him the ideal candidate to be "big brother" to the Satchelettes. If Greg's not gardening, whipping up culinary magic, or spending time with his pups, you can most certainly find him at the beach!