Tag: custom-designed bags

Yes, We DO Sell Wallets! (Sort of.)

You guys have been asking if we have wallets … YES! … sort of … Here’s the deal: I designed an awesome wallet almost 2 years ago, and somehow it never made it to the site. We’ll introduce it next year, but for now I wanted to at least share a picture of the design. It has 4 pockets for cards (holds over 40 cards), 2 pockets for cash, and 1 zip pocket for change. It’s held closed with an elastic band (so you can cram it with a lot of stuff and it will still close) and keyring attachment. I’ve been using mine for 2 years and love it, it fits in the palm of my hand and clips to the inside of my bag so I never lose it. Here’s some samples, it costs $62 and we can make it out of any cotton and most canvas fabrics. Lined in nylon for durability – I got caught in the pouring rain with my wallet and everything inside stayed bone dry.

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Help Us Design Your Ideal Diaper Bag

If you follow us on facebook, you’ll see we’ve recently been talking a lot about diaper bags. You guys have been asking for diaper bags for years, and we’re finally ready to debut some designs. One of our favorite long-time customers, Keith & Jennifer, asked for a messenger-style diaper bag ahead of their September due date. We love these guys (see their repurposed t-shirt bag here) and wanted to make it happen.

protoype diaper bagI don’t have first hand knowledge about diaper bags so I asked you guys on facebook. Boy, was it illuminating! You all had such great tips about pockets, zippers, size and straps. Here is the first prototype I made based on Jennifer’s style requests and your functionality suggestions. (PS – How cool is this new fabric? I’m a sucker for a good chevron.)

Jennifer found a cute yellow elephant fabric on another diaper bag and had to have it. Keith found it online and shipped it to us, and we were able to make her dream diaper bag ahead of her baby’s big arrival in September.

Keith wrote us after they received it:

“Emily, it’s beautiful!  Amazing job.  She absolutely loves it.  That liner takes the cake.  We’re so happy to be the coolest-diaper-bag-parents the world has ever seen. Thank you!”

Jennifer wanted a messenger style crossbody bag, but lots of moms asked for a two handled-tote version too. As I’m finalizing the designs I’m still asking for suggestions about what you want in your diaper bag. Moms & Dads – what did you love about your diaper bag? What didn’t you like? What features do you think are most important? Leave a comment below, send an email to emily@elementalthreads.com or leave a message on our facebook page. Thanks for your help making the best diaper bags ever for you hardworking parents out there!

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You All Are Keeping Us Busy!

Word seems to be catching on about eThreads, because it has been bizzzzzy around here!  You guys have us working extra long hours to finish all your fabulous pouches, totes, wristlets and clutches!  Creating custom-made products takes a lot of attention to detail but you all are designing such beautiful bags that we love every minute of it.  I thought you might appreciate the next two pictures … the first is of a table full of custom-made bags just waiting to meet their new owners.  The second is from a different day when we broke our record of mailing 26 packages in one day.  That’s a lot of custom-made goodies!

 

 

 

 

 

(My apologies for the quality of the picture, they were taken with a camera phone. Boo.)

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What Side Are You On?

At eThreads, all our bags are made fresh to order specifically for you!  Because each bag is made from scratch, we can custom fit it to how you wear it.  This is especially important with our Zippy Purse.   When you design a Zippy Purse, we will ask you which hip your bags hit.  Why is this so important for the Zippy Purse?  Because it has a front pocket, and we change which way it opens based on which side your wear your bag.  This creates the ultimate comfort and convenience for everyone, and one extra special bonus for you because you designed your own bag with eThreads!

*Please note – it does not matter which shoulder you wear the bag, because you may wear your bag cross body and this could get confusing.  Instead, it’s important to think about which hip your bag hits, that’s the side to tell us.*

Fun fact: Most Righties wear their bag on the right hip and most Lefties wear their bags on the left hip.  Great tip if you’re ordering the Zippy Purse as a gift!

 

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Just Arrived: Heavy Duty Nylon Lining

At eThreads, we want our bags to remain strong after years of your love.  We use multiple stitching, layers of reinforcing fabric and nylon lining.  Now, the bags are getting even stronger – we’ve upgraded our nylon lining so that it’s thicker, stronger and more water repellent than ever before!  Not only that, we have more lining colors to offer – 16 total!

The new lining will be offered with our new 15 piece bag collection, which you can view here.  We’ve already started incorporating the new lining into our current custom-made bags with fabulous results – we can’t wait for you to meet them!

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New Fabric: Brown Mocca Cotton

We have picked up some delicious new fabrics that will be introduced on the website soon. Until then, we wanted to give you a sneak peak at the goods! This cotton fabric is new and already quite popular! It has blue, yellow and red flowers over a dark brown background. Do you like the fabric? You can design any of our bags with it before it’s launched on the site. Contact emily@elementalthreads.com and tell her you want your new bag in this fabulous new fabric!

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New Fabric: Turquoise Swirl Cotton

We have picked up some delicious new fabrics that will be introduced on the website soon. Until then, we wanted to give you a sneak peak at the goods! This distinct cotton fabric is printed with swirls of turquoise, purple, blue and white colors. Talk about a bag that goes with everything! Do you like the fabric? You can design any of our bags with it before it’s launched on the site. Contact emily@elementalthreads.com and tell her you want your new bag in this fabulous new fabric!

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New Fabric: Pink Swirl Cotton

We have picked up some delicious new fabrics that will be introduced on the website soon. Until then, we wanted to give you a sneak peak at the goods! This distinct cotton fabric is printed with swirls of pink, purple, blue and white colors. We love to add purple linings to this fabric to really make it pop. Do you like the fabric? You can design any of our bags with it before it’s launched on the site. Contact emily@elementalthreads.com and tell her you want your new bag in this fabulous new fabric!

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New Fabric: Modern Brown and White Chain Link Canvas

We have discovered a few new delicious fabrics and wanted to introduce them to you before they launched on the site! Meet one of my personal favorites, one I like to call “Modern Chain Link” because the pattern reminds me a bit of a chain link fence (in the most fashionable way of course.) This fabric is brand new and already sold out – we had to buy more! The deep brown background complements the white highlights and the canvas fabric is quite soft. We love to add anything red to the design – lining, handle, zipper – to give a lovely accent. If you like this fabric, you can design any of our bags with it before it’s launched on the site! Contact emily@elementalthreads.com and tell her you want your new bag in this fabulous new fabric!

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New Fabric: Red and Cream Woven Damask

We have discovered some delicious new fabrics and wanted to introduce them to you before they’re officially launched on our site! This fabulous new fabric is made with red and cream colors that are woven into a damask pattern. The best part about this fabric is that it’s reversible – so you can design a bag with both sides of the fabric and create a unique, versatile look. For example, in the Ruffle Tote below, the body and handles are made with the red side of the fabric but the pull ties are made with the cream side! It’s a subtle difference that makes the bag really stand out. If you like this fabric, you can design any of our bags with it. Contact emily@elementalthreads.com and tell her you want your new bag in this fabulous new fabric!

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