MadeByGrandad's Shop Announcement

All MadeByGrandad products which accommodate iPads are now available for iPad Pro - a new messenger satchel to suit iPad Mini is also now available - please convo with requirements when you order.

Bags for technology, bags for style and bags of fun - all handmade to last and delight. Never be without your essential stuff, never lose your style.

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I’m proud to receive appreciative feedback from my customers...

"Having had 'custom made' bags in the past, your work by far has topped the list. Great communication, efficient and fabulous work. Great bag...has absolutely everything I need and more. Custom made at its very best...highly recommend your great work. Very skilled. Thank-You"

"Very nice seller, works quickly and efficiently. The packaging is extensive and nice, the bag itself matching the description perfectly. Built quality is up to high-end standards and the bag can sustain a lot of harsh treatment. As a photographer it's important to find a bag you can trust for your gear ; this one is going to be my primary bag for many years. Thank you Grandad!"

“All I can say is Wow!! I am delighted. Your products are beyond what I was expecting. The quality of work is exceptional! and I love the whole look - the classy colours we picked and how you put them together. I'm absolutely thrilled with my bags and cases. The quick service and delivery was more than I expected.”

“A fantastic quality bag by a fantastic craftsman. He made sure everything was perfect for a fit to my devices, and the end result is an amazing bag!”

"Amazing my bag is beautiful and arrived so quickly I couldn't rate made by grandad highly enough. Everything makes me smile about the bag even down to the string tied around the packaging. I urge anyone looking for a expertly made messenger bag to order one of made by grandad immediately!! A super happy customer!!!"

"This beautifully crafted, custom made bag was completed and sent out in record time. Great customer service. I'm a very happy customer!"

“Absolutely excellent bag, brilliant design that easily accommodates my iPad with keyboard case and the 96 million other toys I carry around! Roy made the bag for me in black outer and gold inner, and it really does look impressive - the quality of workmanship is outstanding and all the small touches like "proper" zips and such make it a really great thing to use. In case it hasn't come across in the review, I'm a fan...”

“This is a terrific bag! Perfectly sized with just the right amount of pockets, including one for protecting an iPad device. The build quality is first rate. We really appreciated Roy's attention to details and great communication to make sure we were getting just what we wanted. Highly recommended.”

“What can you say? Hand-made from quality textiles by someone who is nothing less than a craftsman. A MadeByGrandad bag could have been made by your Grandad - at least if your Grandad knew his way around a sewing machine like Roy Stephenson! I feel like I own something really special in this bag. Not only are Roy's beautiful bags unique, useful objects, but Roy is a rare talent in both his creations and the care he takes in meeting the needs of his customers. You can tell he cares in the quality of his work and in his regular communication on the status of his work. By the way, you will probably need no more than a couple of status updates because he turns your order very quickly. I, for one, will be back for more!”

“The photo speaks for itself. Roy is the most passionate, patient, creative and helpful artisan. No kidding. I sent him tons of messages trying to find the perfect recipe to create my own special bag and here it is. And hey, I ordered it last week and now I'm wearing it. Isn't it wonderful ?”


My own need to carry an iPad, iPhone and camera was the start of these practical and stylish bags. Tried and tested and carefully crafted - technology is where you need it. What started out as just my own personal bag has developed, with the help of enthusiastic Etsy customers, into an exciting range. Accommodating Tablets and Smartphones, along with a variety of camera formats and just about anything else you care to carry, my Messenger Bags and Shoulder-Purses are stylish, practical and versatile. Each bag is custom-made to its owner's requirements, so, whether you are left or right-handed or just plain fussy, YOUR bag will be right for you.

Most people seems to agree that 'anonymity' is a big plus point - these are attractive personal accessories, which just happen to contain your valuable technology. Whether outrageous or conservative, man or woman, a MadeByGrandad custom bag will complement your tastes and satisfy your needs.

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Available in many colours and pattern combinations - please convo me or have a look at for some ideas.

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This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.