LaraHoweDesigns

Purses, Backpacks & Pouches

Springfield, Oregon · 1653 Sales

LaraHoweDesigns

Purses, Backpacks & Pouches

Springfield, Oregon 1653 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Lara Howe

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Announcement   Welcome to my shop where many of my bags are "Limited edition" or "One of a kind" items. I ship daily Monday through Friday by 9am. Purchases made after 9am on Friday will be shipped the following Monday. It takes 2-3 days to arrive anywhere in the USA and 11-14 days for International shipping. (During holidays and bad weather add a couple of days)
Thank you so much for visiting my shop and supporting crafters like me.
Lara

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Last updated on Mar 4, 2017

Welcome to my shop where many of my bags are "Limited edition" or "One of a kind" items. I ship daily Monday through Friday by 9am. Purchases made after 9am on Friday will be shipped the following Monday. It takes 2-3 days to arrive anywhere in the USA and 11-14 days for International shipping. (During holidays and bad weather add a couple of days)
Thank you so much for visiting my shop and supporting crafters like me.
Lara

Lara Howe

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Lara Howe

Large backpack- Elephant tapestry fabric
$60.00
Large backpack- Dragon print cotton
$55.00
Large backpack- Olive green embroidered corduroy
$55.00
Large backpack- Sunflower collage cotton
$55.00
Large backpack- Purple and black gingham cotton
$55.00
Large backpack- Wild rosewood print cotton
$55.00
Large backpack- Purple gingham cotton
$55.00
Large Backpack- Bright multi color/ print canvas
$55.00
Small backpack- Dragon print cotton
$45.00
Small backpack- Blue gingham cotton
$45.00
Small backpack- Art nouveau floral cotton
$45.00
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Just posted these this morning. Love this south seas print solarium canvas. It's not only a very cool print but it's water resistant too...

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About Lara Howe Designs

My first sewing experience was when I was about 6 or 7. My mother gave me a little sewing kit and using the fabric from a dress I had out grown, sat beneath the apple tree in our backyard and stitched together my first purse.

Years later in my home economics class, Mrs. Kuesler introduced me to the sewing machine and a hot iron and well.... I knew in that moment I had found my "chocolate" in life. You know, the thing that really gets your creative juices flowing and just down right makes you happy.

It wasn't until our second child was born that I had the idea to sell some of my homemade creations at our local handcraft market. That was 20 years ago... and I am so blessed to say my sewing helped me be a stay at home mom and continues to help pay our bills and put food on our table.

Thanks to my customers at the Eugene Oregon Saturday Market who pushed me to go on-line with my products, I've begun a whole new adventure and ship my bags all over the world now... It just amazes me. Every sale puts a smile on my face and inspires me to keep creating. It's a blessing, as sewing isn't something I do...it's part of who I am. I can no more stop sewing than breathing, it would seem.

It is very important to me to make my bags with materials sourced from countries that do not use chemicals like formaldehyde or arsenic as a preservative. Most of the fabrics I use are made in the USA and Canada. The textile industry is quite a toxic process in some places in the world and those toxins don't stop being toxic once the process is over. Most if not all continue off gassing while you are wearing/using them and are quite carcinogenic. That is just not something I want to support or have my customers wearing. So go ahead and breath easy while your wearing my bags... they won't poison you... I promise.

I thank you for visiting my shop and hope you enjoy what you see! If you do...please share or tell a friend. Word of mouth has kept me in business for over 20 years and I greatly appreciate it.

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Shop policies

Last updated on December 18, 2015
Welcome to Lara Howe Designs. I hope you enjoy browsing through my current bag selection and find one that is just right for you. If you don't find what you are looking for try again. The fabrics I use are always changing and I am posting new bags every week.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept all forms of payment including PayPal. Orders are shipped within 24 hours of purchase Monday through Friday by 9am (west coast time) unless it is a custom request. All orders received after 9am on Friday will be shipped first thing Monday morning.
Shipping
All purchases will be shipped within 1 business day unless it is a custom order. I use USPS and am able to ship world wide. It takes 2-3 days to arrive anywhere in the USA and @11-14 days Internationally. International orders are subject to duty fees via customs. This differs from country to country. For more information check with your customs office...
Refunds and Exchanges
Please contact me directly if you have any issues with your order.
Additional policies and FAQs
Thank you so much for visiting my shop...