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Testimonial: Dark Blue and Gold Butterfly Bag for Linda S. in MA

Linda S. in MA designed the prettiest Straight Wristlet with this gorgeous deep blue butterfly fabric with gold highlights:

LOVE the butterfly bag you made for me! The quality of your work is outstanding, and having a creative, well-made bag that is a unique creation is a plus. I really enjoy your bags and can’t thank you enough!

Oh thank YOU Linda! What a lovely bag!

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Testimonial: iPad Mini Custom Case for Barbara H. in NH

Barbara got an iPad Mini for Christmas and needed a sleek new bag to carry it. She chose such pretty fabric and lining, I really like it! Barbara’s pleased to:

I LOVE it! Exactly what I wanted! It’s so pretty and the iPad Mini fits perfectly, even with it’s hard case! Love the outside pocket and strap too. Thank you!

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Ready to design your own custom-made iPad or tablet sleeve? They’re not on the site yet but you can design one now like Barbara did. We have two kinds: slip cover ($25) and “purse” style ($45) with extra pocket and strap, like Barbara’s here.

They’re both lined in waterproof nylon for super technology protection and we can make it with any fabrics from our site. Send an email to emily@elementalthreads.com to get started.

 

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We’re Making Lanyards!

One of our favorite customers Alycia M. in KS (who recently ordered a diaper bag for her friend Courtney) asked if we could make a lanyard for her daughter to wear to school. Alycia recently designed her own bag and her daughter Erin liked the fabric so much she wanted it in a lanyard. Voila! A great idea was born. Alycia loved it:

How many emails have I sent that say I think You Are Awesome!”?  :)  I’m sure Erin will LOVE it.  Thank you so much for working with Erin to get the length right.

You can get your own lanyard with any of the fabrics on our site. They cost $15 and you choose nickel or antique brass hardware. Ready to design your own? Send an email to emily@elementalthreads.com.

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Lanyard for Alycia’s daughter Erin

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Lanyard for Alycia’s daughter Erin

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Alycia’s Medium Pouch + Strap that inspired Erin

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Alycia’s Medium Pouch + Strap that inspired Erin

 

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Update: Leather Bags for Patty B. in MA

Do you remember when Patty gave us leather for her new Zippy Purse? She actually sent a lot of scrap leather and asked us to make whatever we could out of it for Christmas gifts. We were able to get very scrap-py (pun totally intended) with the pieces and squeezed out a lot of bags. Here’s some pics of the whole collection. Patty was pleased:

They are BEAUTIFUL! I love them all. You truly outdid yourself, thank you!

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We don’t usually work with leather because we support vegan bags but Patty sent us these scrap pieces so we went with it. That said, if you have old leather you’d like turned into a custom made bag we can do it, just send an email to emily@elementalthreads.com.

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Another Round of Testimonials

2 packages wrapped upYou guys have the nicest things to say about the quality of our bags and customer service, I just have to share a few of the testimonials. Thank you guys for frankly being so awesome, we’re lucky to know you. 

I appreciate you going the extra mile to make sure this is right.  Good customer service, much less GREAT customer service like yours, is hard to find these days.” – Suzanne L., Cleveland SC

I already love the concept of your company but am really  loving the personal, one-on-one interaction. It’s a small company feel and very refreshing!! I will be recommending your site to everyone I know! Thanks again.” –  Jacqueline B., Montclair NJ

Hi Emily! We got my bag and LOVE it! Thank you so much. Truly. It was really exciting to see our design come to life, and I have used it a lot in the last two days. I’ve gotten at least five compliments on it from people too. Cool, huh?” – Emma B., Los Angeles CA

I received the bags Monday.  They are fantastic!  Three of the bags are gifts and I cannot wait until my friends see them.  In fact, I used the large bag last night at a concert, using one of the large rings (intended to be an option on one of the gift bags) to hold the bag to my belt loop while navigating the crowds.  It was brilliant!  Thank you!” – Amy K., Chelmsford MA

It’s a fantastic bag, for sure, and really suits my needs. It’s holding up beautifully, as I tend to be hard on bags. I love the lining being durable and wipe-down able. I use it for work and long days out many days a week. The only way I haven’t really used it is the oversized clutch, but every other way has been in steady rotation! Including using the short and long straps…great features having the handles and the extendable strap.” – Lindsay S., Somerville MA

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Testimonial: Diaper Bag for Alycia M. in KS

OK you guys, this is awesome. One of our favorite people, Alycia M. in KS, ordered a diaper bag for her boyfriend’s niece-in-law Courtney who is due really soon! (Like, a week!) We specially ordered Courtney’s favorite fabric and Alycia picked the zipper and lining colors. I’d say these ladies did an utterly fab job. The last pic is the “Mommy Pouch” – Courtney specially ordered that fabric too! Alycia loved the result:

Hi Emily! The box came!!! Love the diaper bag! It is a very nice size and has all kinds of compartments and zippers for organization. It is so well-made. Nice job!! The mommy pouch is very cute.  Thank you!!! I know Courtney will love the bag.  I can’t wait for her to get it.”

Alycia later wrote me with an update: “Kyle and Courtney LOVE their diaper bag.”

Conngratulations to Courtney, Kyle and your new little addition!

Alycia-Courtney-Diaper-Bag-3 Alycia-Courtney-Diaper-Bag-2 Alycia-Courtney-Diaper-Bag-1 Alycia-Courtney-Diaper-Bag-4 Want to design your own diaper bag? Here are the details: It’s 16″W x 13″ H x 5″D with 2 bottle pockets, 2 exterior large pockets, 1 exterior cell pocket, 3 interior patch pockets, 2 huge interior diaper pockets and bonus key ring clip. It’s lined in super durable waterproof nylon. $220 for the diaper bag and bonus Mommy Pouch + Strap. You can design with any of the fabrics on our site or we can special order fabric like Alycia did here. Ready to get started? Send an email to emily@elementalthreads.com.

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Testimonial: Leather Bags for Patty B. in MA

Patty B. in MA gave us some leather to make her a new Zippy Purse and I LOVE the result! Patty’s pretty jazzed too:

It’s amazing, so much better than I could have hoped! It fits my iPad & it’s big padded case, my speakers, wires, plus all my personal items. I just used it this weekend for a trip into NYC and it was perfect! I’ll definitely be giving you more leather soon.

Thanks Patty for such a cool project, I friggin LOVE your bag. Patty-B-in-MA-3 Patty-B-in-MA-2 Patty-B-in-MA-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you want to design your own bag like Patty’s? It’s the new version of our Zippy Purse and it’s AWESOME. I’ve been using the prototype for about eight months now and love it.

Here’s the details: It’s 12.5″ W x 10″ H with a 2″ wide bottom. It has two exterior pockets, two interior pockets, pen pocket and key ring clasp. It has an adustable strap for one-shoulder or cross-body wear. It’s $85 and lined in waterproof nylon. The bag is not on our website yet and won’t be for awhile, so if you’d like to get one now send an email to emily@elementalthreads.com to get started. We can make it with any of the fabrics on our site or with a specialty fabric like Patty’s here.

PS – This bag fits an iPad too, even in a hard case!

 

 

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Happy New Year!

I think Lulu is still recovering after last night’s revelry. I hope you and yours had a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season.

Welcome 2014, I have a feeling you’re going to be tremendous!

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This Week on Facebook

We featured a bunch of pretty designs from you fab designers! We love making custom bags because it’s so cool to see what you guys come up with. I just love some of the creations from this week:

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Small Pouch + Strap for Lisa L. in WA

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Small Pouch + Strap for Lisa L. in WA

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Medium Pouch + Strap for Jennifer C. in CA

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Card Pouch and Medium Pouch + Strap for Jennifer C. in CA

New Zippy Purse for Tessa T. in TX

New Zippy Purse for Tessa T. in TX

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Testimonial: Diaper Bag for Jessica G. in WA

New mom Jessica G. in WA chose the prettiest fabric for her new diaper bag! She’s pretty psyched about it:

Plain and simple you rock. I love, love, love the diaper bag. You’re the best and I can’t wait to wear it with pride – after I figure out what I have to put in there.”

Awh, thanks Jess, glad you like it! I’m sure you’ll figure out pretty fast what needs to go in there.

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Want to design your own diaper bag? It’s not on our site yet but you can still order it!

Here are the details: It measures 16″W x 13″ H x 5″D with 2 exterior bottle pockets, 2 exterior large pockets, 1 exterior cell pocket, 3 interior patch pockets, 2 interior diaper pockets and key ring clip. Machine washable and lined in waterproof nylon. $220 for the diaper bag and bonus Mommy Pouch + Strap. You can design with any of the fabrics on our site or we can special order fabric. We’re currently at 1-2 weeks delivery.

Ready to get started? Send an email to emily@elementalthreads.com. I can send you more pictures and product info.

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