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Digital Tools Transform a Hobby into a Thriving Handcrafted Home Decor Business

Henderson, NV

Britta Carlson-Sessums of Henderson, NV, elevates homes by giving new life to old furniture. She has been sewing for over 35 years and used it as an outlet to offset her high-stress finance job. In 2013, she turned her hobby into a full-time career and created Britta Leigh Designs, a family-owned and operated home decor company that makes custom, handcrafted products like cushion covers and fitted tablecloths. 

Britta accesses millions of shoppers worldwide by selling on large platforms like Etsy and Amazon Handmade. Amazon and Etsy provide her with time-saving materials like shipping labels, making it quick and easy to ship her custom items. Britta also uses social media to showcase her high-quality work and grow her customer base even more. 

“People have no idea the value large online marketplaces provide small businesses like ours,” said Britta. “Selling on Amazon saves me countless hours and allows me the freedom to create and focus on growing my business.”

Britta hopes people understand the value of digital tools and technologies that allow her small business to shine in the desert sun.

“We’re a success because we’re tech-savvy, and I aim to keep it that way,” added Britta.
To learn more about Britta and her products, visit

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