Who is (are) bas & ben?

Hello!  My name is Hannah.  I am a mother to two boys, Sebastian (8) and Ben (5).  These two silly kiddos are the namesake from which my business is called.  “Bas” (pronounced “boss”) is Sebastian’s nickname.  My husband has a strong Dutch heritage, thus the different pronunciation. 

I’ve only been sewing for a couple of years and started my business in 2019 with unique accessories and jewelry made primarily from up-cycled materials.   My product line includes leg warmers, slippers, various jewelry designs and gnome wine bottle toppers – a bit of an eclectic mix! 

About my Products

Not Your 80’s Leg Warmers

 I came up with the design for the leg warmers from a similar product that I was gifted for Christmas about ten years ago.  I searched and searched for a similar product, but never found anything quite like them – so…I made my own!  I try to use up cycled sweaters when possible, but some of the products are also made of fleece (which is typically difficult to reuse) and flannel.


In March, when the pandemic hit, I found myself getting lots of requests for masks.  I waited to jump in, as I am also a teacher and needed to finish the year up from virtual teaching before tackling something new.   A friend of mine, who happens to be an audiologist, suggested I look into making the specialty masks with a clear center.  I did some research online and found a pattern that seemed do-able.  I adapted a couple of elements and, as they say, the rest is history.