SeatOfMyPants

Quality Handmade Fabric Bags and Accessories

Ohio, United States · 227 Sales

SeatOfMyPants

Quality Handmade Fabric Bags and Accessories

Ohio, United States 227 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   Retailers: Please see http://sompbags.weebly.com/for-retailers.html for retail information.

Handmade fabric totes and accessories in the fabrics you love!

Check out the versatile SOMP Wristlet, or stock up on key fobs with SOMP Baker's Dozen.

New this summer / fall: outrageously beautiful new wristlet hardware design.

SOMP on the Web:
http://sompbags.weebly.com
http://www.twitter.com/custombags
http://www.pregnancymagazine.com/gear/carried-away

* SOMP is open to wholesale orders on some items, and we DO ship internationally--convo me for details.

* Due to other full-time employment, SOMP is selling only ready-to-ship items at this time. Thanks for understanding!

Announcement

Retailers: Please see http://sompbags.weebly.com/for-retailers.html for retail information.

Handmade fabric totes and accessories in the fabrics you love!

Check out the versatile SOMP Wristlet, or stock up on key fobs with SOMP Baker's Dozen.

New this summer / fall: outrageously beautiful new wristlet hardware design.

SOMP on the Web:
http://sompbags.weebly.com
http://www.twitter.com/custombags
http://www.pregnancymagazine.com/gear/carried-away

* SOMP is open to wholesale orders on some items, and we DO ship internationally--convo me for details.

* Due to other full-time employment, SOMP is selling only ready-to-ship items at this time. Thanks for understanding!

Jen Kindbom

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Jen Kindbom

About

Flying by the Seat Of My Pants

Once upon a time, I quit my job to stay home with my first child. I missed work and wanted something creative to do, so I dusted off the old sewing machine. Now, I had made blankets before and had been sewing for most of my life already, but when it occurred to me that I could make bags and purses, a whole new world opened up to me. Within a year or so, I had perfected the basics of bag making and figured out a few things about running a shop, and the rest is kind of SOMP history!

It's hard to nail down what my favorite part of the process is. I love fabric shopping--there are thousands of prints out there and it's very fun to sift through and find the perfect pairs for a season. There's nothing like dreaming up a new design, too, and finding that it is actually pretty awesome. Learning to incorporate a new piece of hardware or trick is pretty rewarding. Interacting with customers at live shows is exhilarating. So yes, I really like making stuff!

Since SOMP opened up, I earned my Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing degree, published a couple of books and a handful of poems, had another child, and re-joined the faculty at my favorite teaching job. I feel pretty fortunate that I can do all of these things AND occasionally make some things in the sewing workshop.

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    Mild mannered English teacher by day, daydreaming entrepreneurial bag and accessory designer and poet by night (and weekends!).

Shop policies

Last updated on April 4, 2016
Hello, and thanks for stopping at Seat Of My Pants. I make bags of all kinds from my own designs--no patterns here, just me and the sewing machine.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
Payment
I accept PayPal, and appreciate payment within 3 days of the order.
Shipping
Your purchase will generally be in the mail within 2 days of your payment clearing. If you'd like insurance, just let me know. I ship internationally and will find out how much it will cost to send an item and let you know. If I significantly overcharge for shipping, I will issue a refund.

Tote bags will be shipped in a box; wallets, wristlets, clutches, and fobs will be shipped in well-packaged envelopes. I will combine shipping on all orders to the same address.
Refunds and Exchanges
I am happy to work with you if there is a problem with your order. Please contact me if there is a problem, and we will solve it.

If there is a construction-related issue with your bag upon arrival, I am happy to discuss a refund or exchange. This discussion must occur within 30 days of purchase.

I am very sorry not to be able to cover packages that are lost in the mail. If you would like insurance for your package, please let me know so I can add that to the shipping cost.
Additional policies and FAQs
At this time, I do not take custom requests, only fabric requests.
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Recommended Care: I recommend that you hand-wash your Seat Of My Pants items. While customers report that their SOMP bags have stood up to a spin through the washing machine, hand-washing will extend the life and beauty of your piece. I also recommend line-drying, and ironing to reshape your bag.


I'm confident that you will be pleased with the workmanship of my bags, but if there's a problem I'll work on an individual basis to make it right.

About wholesale and consignment: I can work with you on an order of key fobs and a variety of zippy pouches. Drop me a line!