TheTragicWhale

Useful Bags and Accessories

Ashburnham, Massachusetts · 975 Sales

TheTragicWhale

Useful Bags and Accessories

Ashburnham, Massachusetts 975 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(313)

Shop owner

Kerry

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Announcement   The Tragic Whale specializes in durable, washable makeup bags and pencil cases. But I also dabble a bit in coasters and sweater pins.

Have you checked out the SALE section? Same Tragic Whale quality, starting at 30% off!

Find us on Facebook and Instagram: @TheTragicWhale

Thinking of buying something? Have you read my Policies and Additional Information yet? There's a lot of useful information in there about payment options and returns!

I'm sorry to say that I'm taking a temporary break from custom orders. I just don't have the extra time for them. Thank you so much for your understanding!

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 9, 2017

The Tragic Whale specializes in durable, washable makeup bags and pencil cases. But I also dabble a bit in coasters and sweater pins.

Have you checked out the SALE section? Same Tragic Whale quality, starting at 30% off!

Find us on Facebook and Instagram: @TheTragicWhale

Thinking of buying something? Have you read my Policies and Additional Information yet? There's a lot of useful information in there about payment options and returns!

I'm sorry to say that I'm taking a temporary break from custom orders. I just don't have the extra time for them. Thank you so much for your understanding!

Kerry

Contact shop owner

Kerry

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(313)
harleigh kidd

harleigh kidd on Jun 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is my second purchase from The Tragic Whale, because the first beautiful bag I bought held up so well. Realizing that I needed a bag for something else I remembered a print from years ago that I loved, it was no longer on the site, but I figured I would give it a shot and ask! Kerry was quick to respond and we picked out the materials and colors together, it was easy and fun! I couldn't believe that she was able to make this all come together for me! And with no time to waste she created a beautiful bag for me that arrived in only a few days! There was even a little surprise in there for me which made my heart smile ❤️ If only all shopping could be like this, thank you Kerry, this won't be the last one :)

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About

Trying to get organized, one pouch at a time.

I started making my own bags and purses because the ones I found in stores couldn't stand up to my abuse, and it didn't seem economical to buy a new bag every time mine ripped or wore out. Plus, it was so hard to find exactly what I was looking for. I'd been sewing for years when I decided to try my hand at bags.

At first I wasn't so hot at it. While my bags weren't falling apart, they definitely looked a little like Frankenstein's monster, having been haphazardly thrown together. As time went on, I started using buttons, then snaps, then zippers. I started focusing on organization, and what bags would help me achieve that. I would come home from work and sew and sew and when my friend told me about Etsy I knew I had a place to share what I was creating.

My work space is very "busy." I work out of my bedroom and there are bright walls, lots of books, and fun trinkets everywhere. My desk gets almost no sunlight, so I photograph my bags outside on sunny days. It's in the basement of a raised ranch so I'm sort of secluded, which I like. I can get in the zone and work largely undisturbed for hours.

The Tragic Whale is evolving every day. I buy most of my supplies from other Etsy sellers, I make all my own patterns, and I just recently started using and researching organic fabric. What started as an occasional hobby has essentially become a second job, and I love every minute of it!

Shop members

  • Kerry

    Owner, I Do All The Things!

    Hello! I'm Kerry and I'm the crafter behind the Tragic Whale. I grew up in a small town near Cape Cod, like to create useful objects that fill a need in my life, and I'm a Mountain Dew enthusiast.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 9, 2017
Welcome to The Tragic Whale!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
I accept Paypal, credit cards, and Etsy gift cards.
Shipping
Orders are mailed out within 3-5 business days after payment posts. Saturdays are not counted as business days.

I ship to the Etsy shipping address you provide at checkout. If you have entered the incorrect address, please send me a message with the correct address as soon as possible.

Overages of $1 and greater will be refunded after order has shipped.

Shipping costs include cost of shipping and shipping supplies.

Domestic-

I ship everything first class though USPS. Shipping includes package tracking. If you need something sooner or by a certain date, be sure to let me know in the notes section or by message!

International-

I currently ship to Canada. Your Customs number is also your tracking number. Shipping usually takes about 10 days, but on the rare chance that your order gets tied up in Customs, it can take over a month. If you have additional questions, please ask!
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to enjoy your bag as much as I enjoyed making it- if not more! But I know this isn't always going to happen. I also know that sometimes, things get lost in the mail.

Scenario 1: You hate it.

Please let me know within 5 business days of receiving your bag. You can send it back! BUT you are responsible for return postage, I will not refund your original postage fees, and I will only process your refund when I have the bag back in my possession.

Scenario 2: It's lost.

2-A) All domestic orders come with tracking, so we both know where that package ends up. If USPS has marked it as delivered and it's at your mailing address, I ask that you work with me to find it. Ask your mail delivery person. Check with your post office. Did they leave it at the wrong house? Did it get stuck in the back of the truck? If it's marked as delivered, I am not responsible for a replacement or a refund. These instances will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

2-B) If it's actually lost in the mail, and is not marked as delivered, I will conduct a USPS investigation. This can sometimes take weeks, but fear not! I am relentless. If it is actually lost, we can discuss a refund or a replacement.

If you are a return customer with a history of delivery problems, I will not issue a refund or a replacement.

In any event, if there is ANY problem with your order, please notify me as soon as possible. Mistakes happen. Humans are human. I'll do everything I can to help.
Additional policies and FAQs
I'm sorry to say that I'm taking a temporary break from custom orders. I just don't have the extra time for them. Thank you so much for your understanding!

I do not offer discounts on bulk orders.

Everything listed is made and ready to ship and, unless otherwise noted, you will receive the exact item pictured.

I work in a smoke free, pet free home.

Any other questions or concerns? Please shoot me a message or email me at kerrybazinet [!at] gmail.com!