Teresaspurses

Teresa's Treasures

Maryland, United States · 211 Sales

Teresaspurses

Teresa's Treasures

Maryland, United States 211 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(94)

Announcement   Unique Handmade Purses, Totes and Accessories...from my own designs and inspired by others.

Most of the items in my shop will need to be made after your purchase, and orders can usually be shipped in one to two weeks. Actual delivery time is determined per country. If your item needs made, I will contact you with the turnaround time and approximate ship date.

Announcement
Last updated on Dec 25, 2015

Unique Handmade Purses, Totes and Accessories...from my own designs and inspired by others.

Most of the items in my shop will need to be made after your purchase, and orders can usually be shipped in one to two weeks. Actual delivery time is determined per country. If your item needs made, I will contact you with the turnaround time and approximate ship date.

Teresa Groff

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Teresa Groff

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(94)
susanday683

susanday683 on Jun 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Teresaspurses, made me one similar to this, same material but different shape and slightly larger. This is the second bag I have bought from her, the first one was the same as picture shown, different material. Although the purse turned out larger than I asked for and a different shape I WOULD HAVE NO HESITATION IN RECOMMENDING THIS LADY AND HER PURSES. They are beautifully made with care and attention to every detail. Although there is only one main section, there are handy little pockets all round the inside, handy for glasses, mobile, and all those little nicknacks we ladies lose in the bottom of our bags and can never find until too late. If you are looking for a purse/bag would suggest you give this lady a look. Keep up the good work Teresa.

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Updates

This tote purse made with breast cancer awareness fabric is my tribute to a family member who is battling cancer. Maybe you know someone who would carry this purse proudly; a survived or someone in the midst of the battle.
Makings for one of the tall, medium-sized flap purses. I'm using this purse myself this fall and winter, and I love this style!
I'm assembling one of my flap purses. This style has EIGHT pockets! Stay tuned for more updates...
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About

Designs with "Purse-sonality"!

Hello, I'm Teresa Groff. I began making purses in 2007, when my young teen-aged daughters wanted to learn to sew. I designed a simple purse pattern, the girls chose fabrics and I helped them learn to use the sewing machine. I found that I loved to make purses myself. I improved on my first attempts and soon family and friends began giving me custom orders. My purse business was born!

I am basically a one-woman operation, making patterns, cutting out fabrics, sewing and finishing the purses with hardware. In a pinch, my husband will cut out the fabric pieces and one of my sons likes to put in magnetic snaps. I do my own marketing and photography and my husband and kids help at craft shows.

Early on, I found that the more sturdy a fabric was, the better purse it made. I chose tapestries, quilted, home décor and vinyl fabrics for the exteriors of purses and cotton duck fabric for the linings. I purchased an industrial sewing machine to get through the thick layers of fabrics. Soon I was researching hardware sources for the adjustable straps I was adding to some of my styles. Over time, I've simplified my designs for a streamlined look, adding a flap with a magnetic snap closure to most of my styles. My purse designs all have several pockets, and most have a large, zippered pocket.

Soon after I started making purses, co-workers urged me to do "purse parties". I built up my inventory and took it on the road! The hostess of a purse party allows me to show my purses to her guests, I take orders and make sales and she receives a purse as my thanks. This venue is a perfect way to meet return customers. In 2008, I began taking my purses to local craft shows, and I now do several shows during the year. I show my purses in local craft shops and from my home workroom.

I heard about Etsy in 2009, and marveled at such an impressive number of craftspeople and artists from around the world. I decided to open my own shop. I still feel the same excitement of getting an order that I felt the first time I made a sale!

Each of my customers is unique, and the purses they carry should be reflective of their "purse-sonality"!

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  • Teresa Groff

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    Hi, I'm Teresa Groff. Working with fabrics and designing my purses appeals to my creativity. I have many sizes, styles and fabrics to suit your needs and I can also help you customize a style that you will love. Thanks so much for looking in my shop!

Shop policies

Last updated on January 4, 2015
I have designed quite a few purse styles with you in mind. Everyone has their own favorite purse style and size. Purses are as unique as the person carrying them and the occasion for which they are needed. Beautiful fabrics and color combinations are available through Teresa's Treasures.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I gladly accept all major credit cards or PayPal payments to process your order; simply follow the checkout process through Etsy. If an item is sold at the time of your order, I will make and ship it as quickly as possible. Most items take one to three weeks to make. Custom orders generally take approximately two to three weeks, depending on the complexity of the item, whether fabric needs ordered and my current workload.
Shipping
Your order will ship through the United States Post Office. I will use Priority Mail if the shipping costs allow.
Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are final. I am as accurate as I can possibly be on the descriptions of the size and appearance of my handmade items. I will certainly make an adjustment to an item if I have made an error in workmanship and will cover all shipping costs involved to get the corrected item back you.

If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please convo me or e-mail me at teresastreasurespurses [!at] gmail.com as soon as possible.
Additional policies and FAQs
I will gladly take custom orders.
I can also do custom orders from customer-provided fabrics upon approval of the fabric supplied.