Hi! I’m Vickie Carlton-Byrne!

Q. What do you get when you mix airplanes and horses?

A. A Flying cowgirl, that’s what!

About The Flying Cowgirl

There are a few things you should know about me:

1.) I live in Ojai, California
2.) I handcraft wallets, purses, pouches, and other accessories
3.) They call me… the Flying Cowgirl!

I’m also a licensed pilot with instrument, commercial, and flight instructor ratings, but these days when I’m not in front of my sewing machine I’m out prepping my horse for competition at American Quarter Horse Association Horse Shows.

Handbags Speak Louder Than Words

I’ve been sewing since I was in grade school, though my handbag obsession is a little more recent.

You’ll notice that I pull inspiration from many different styles, with a particular fondness for vintage western fabric and almost anything with horses. Although I do repeat patterns, most of my finished pieces are one-of-a-kind. 

On occasion, I do take orders for custom bags, so if you have an idea what you would like, send me an email. I look forward to the opportunity to pamper you with a custom piece.


Flying Cowgirl purse and wallet

Made With Love in Ojai, California
Flying Cowgirl

Ojai, CA

Call Us:

(805) 630-2595