Tag: Ruffle Tote

Pink is the New Bag!

Exciting news to pass along today … our small little business got a great big write up from one hip website!  I have been a long-time reader of the fabulous site Pink is the New Blog … if you like gossip, entertainment news, and honest reviews written with a fun twist, you will love reading Trent Vanegas’ blog.  I approached Trent a few months back to make a bag for his friend Emma, who just got engaged.  Emma designed her bag with her fiancé Josh and here’s what she thought of it:

“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?”

As if that wasn’t fun enough, Trent went one step further and wrote about our adventure on PITNB!  It is so exciting to be a part of his fantastic site, and Trent could not be any cooler.  Click here to read the full post and see some fun reader comments.  Then stick around and read more of Pink is the New Blog, I am sure you will love it!

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New Fabric: Black, White and Grey Damask Soft Canvas

Meet one of our newest fabrics before it hits the website! This fabulous new fabric is a gorgeous damask print featuring white and grey damask over a black background. The canvas fabric is nice and soft, making this an eye-catching and easy fabric all in one. If you like this fabric, you can design any of our bags with it before it’s on our website! Contact emily@elementalthreads.com and say you want your new bag in this fabulous new fabric!

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New Fabric: Brown, Red and Tan Damask Soft Canvas

We have found some delicious new fabrics that will be debuting soon on the website. In the meantime, you can meet them in our Blog! This fabulous new fabric is a gorgeous damask print featuring red and tan over a brown background. The canvas fabric is nice and soft, making this an eye-catching and easy fabric all in one. If you like this fabric, you can design any of our bags with it before it’s on our website! Contact emily@elementalthreads.com and say you want your new bag in this fabulous new fabric!

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eThreads rePurpose Testimonial: Trina J.

We recently launched eThreads rePurpose, a service in which we turn your old favorite t-shirts, jackets, blankets, etc… into fabulous new bags!  Trina J. sent us two amazing pieces that she picked up in Japan – a large square tapestry and small scarf – to be transformed into new bags:

We had just enough fabric to create the Ruffle Tote and Kiss Frame Purse for Trina and here are the results…

Trina was very happy with the bags:

“I got it!!!  I absolutely love them!!!  I will carry them with pride.  Thank you so much.  I am sure I will be telling your story to many many people.”

Thank you Trina!  Do you have a favorite item of clothing or piece of fabric?  Let us make you a fabulous new bag!  Send an email to emily@elementalthreads.com for more info.

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Ruffle Tote: Red and White Paisley Woven Texture

This fabulous new design features drawstring ties on each side of the bag, so you can cinch it small or expand the bag to a massive 22″. There are two secure interior pockets and a loop to clip your keys. The padded handles are 27″ long and anchored by 4 grommets. Take this bag for a day of shopping, a trip into the city, a beach excursion, or use in your daily grind to fit in everything you need — books, bags, jackets, shoes, the kitchen sink — whatever!


This is a rich red and cream paisley fabric that has a fabulous woven texture.  The drawstring ties are made with the opposite side of the fabric as the body and handle — so it’s a little different and coordinates superbly.  The gray cotton lining lends an understated touch to this eye-catching print.

You’ll be able to design your own Ruffle Tote by Fall 2010. Can’t wait until then? We understand. There are other samples for sale in the Blog Shop or design your own; contact emily@elementalthreads.com for more details.

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Ruffle Tote: Blue Lotus Cotton

This fabulous new design features drawstring ties on each side of the bag, so you can cinch it small or expand the bag to a massive 22″. There are two secure interior pockets and a loop to clip your keys. The padded handles are 27″ long and anchored by 4 grommets. Take this bag for a day of shopping, a trip into the city, a beach excursion, or use in your daily grind to fit in everything you need — books, bags, jackets, shoes, the kitchen sink — whatever!


This is one of our most popular fabrics because it goes with everything! Blue, Green, Purple, Brown, Red, Black … it’s all in there and then some. The bag is finished with brown cotton handles, drawstring ties and lining.

You’ll be able to design your own Ruffle Tote by Fall 2010. Can’t wait until then? We understand. There are other samples for sale in the Blog Shop or design your own; contact emily@elementalthreads.com for more details.

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Ruffle Tote: Modern Brown and White Chain Link Canvas

This fabulous new bag features drawstring ties on each side of the bag, so you can cinch it small or expand the bag to a massive 22″. There are two secure interior pockets and a loop to clip your keys. The padded handles are 27″ long and anchored by 4 grommets. Take this bag for a day of shopping, a trip into the city, a beach excursion, or use in your daily grind to fit in everything you need — books, bags, jackets, shoes, the kitchen sink — whatever!


This fabric is brand new and already nearly sold out!  It’s a deep brown and white print that we like to call “Modern Chainlink” because of the crossing pattern.  The red lining peeks out of the top of the bag for a pop of color.  The bag you receive may be different than the one pictured here.  Heck, it might even be better!

You’ll be able to design your own Ruffle Tote by Fall 2010. Can’t wait until then? We understand. There are other samples for sale in the Blog Shop or design your own; contact emily@elementalthreads.com for more details.

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New Bag Design: The Ruffle Tote


Meet a new design in our family — the Ruffle Tote!  This fabulous bag features drawstring ties on each side of the bag, so you can cinch it small or expand the bag to a massive 22″.  There are two secure interior pockets and a loop to clip your keys.  The padded handles are 27″ long and anchored by 4 grommets. Take this bag for a day of shopping, a trip into the city, a beach excursion, or use in your daily grind to fit in everything you need — books, bags, jackets, the kitchen sink — whatever!

I road-tested this new design on a recent trip to L.A. and loved it. It carried everything I needed to go from day to night — jacket, sweater, scarf, book, notebook, flat shoes — PLUS all my usual stuff — several pouches for my wallet, camera, purse oddities, etc… On the days I carried less stuff, I just cinched the tote smaller and it looked like a cute little bag!

You’ll be able to design your own Ruffle Tote by Summer 2010. Can’t wait until then? We understand. There are samples for sale in the Blog Shop or design your own; contact emily@elementalthreads.com for more details.

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