Hand-Crafted Bags and Accessories

Ashburnham, Massachusetts | 1242 Sales


Hand-Crafted Bags and Accessories

Ashburnham, Massachusetts 1242 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (393)

Announcement   Welcome to The Tragic Whale! Here you'll find bags in fun prints to keep your stuff organized.
Did you know that I design some of my own fabrics? Find the Sugar City Collection here:

We have a cat! Please keep this in mind when shopping for someone with a cat allergy.

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, canceling orders, and returns!


Last updated on Dec 21, 2018

Welcome to The Tragic Whale! Here you'll find bags in fun prints to keep your stuff organized.
Did you know that I design some of my own fabrics? Find the Sugar City Collection here:

We have a cat! Please keep this in mind when shopping for someone with a cat allergy.

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, canceling orders, and returns!


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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 pretty "busy." I work out of our desk room (the room with all the desks!) and I have a clutter wall covered in cork boards, pictures, and art. The room is well lit and I love being able to look out the window when I'm trying to solve a problem.

The Tragic Whale is ever evolving. I make all my own bag patterns, and I still buy a lot of my supplies from other Etsy sellers. I recently started designing my own prints, so hopefully those will start popping up in the shop soon!

Shop members

  • Kerry


    Hello! I'm Kerry- the crafter behind The Tragic Whale. I handle every aspect of this shop, from designing and making, to photography and shipping.

  • Lady Fluff


    Cat. Likes to check out what's going on.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 27, 2018
Welcome to The Tragic Whale! Everything listed is made and ready to ship and (unless otherwise noted) you will receive the exact item pictured. Everything is made in a cat-friendly, smoke free home.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
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.

I accept returns and exchanges if I am contacted within 14 days of delivery. The item(s) must be in the mail back to me within 21 days of delivery, and I must be provided with a tracking number for the package / proof that it has been mailed. I will not refund initial shipping charges for returns OR exchanges (unless otherwise stated by EU Law). You must pay to ship the item(s) back to me. Refunds and exchanges will be processed once the original item(s) have been delivered to me.

I do not accept returns or exchanged for custom and special orders.

I ship everything with the USPS. They are the best at finding lost packages and they allow you to forward first-class (domestic) orders at no additional charge.

If your order is marked as delivered but you did not receive it, you are responsible for finding it. Check with your mail carrier, post office, and neighbors. You will not receive a refund or exchange.

If your order is lost in the mail, please notify me as soon as possible. I will open an investigation through the USPS (something you can do, as well), and in most cases they are able to locate and deliver your order. It usually takes time and your patience is appreciated. You will not receive a refund or replacement through this process UNLESS your order has been deemed lost and unrecoverable. If your order has been deemed lost or unrecoverable, I will offer you a refund or a replacement one time only.

If there is ANY problem with your order, please contact me as soon as possible!
I accept Paypal, credit cards, and Etsy gift cards.
Orders are mailed out after payment clears- please check individual listings for shipping time-frames. Saturdays and Sundays are not business days. I do not ship orders on Saturdays.

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 can include cost of shipping and shipping supplies.

I do not offer local pick up / delivery for online orders.


I ship everything first class though USPS. Shipping includes package tracking. If you need something sooner or by a certain date, be sure to message me prior to placing your order.


I currently ship Internationally. Your Customs number is also your tracking number. Shipping usually takes about 10 days, but occasionally it can take over a month. If you have additional questions, please ask!

For information on Mail Issues, please see the "Returns and Exchanges Details" section above.
Additional policies and FAQs
Orders can be canceled within 12 hours of purchase for a full refund. If you request to have an order canceled AFTER 12 hours, please understand that I may have already mailed it. In those cases, regular Return & Exchange policies will apply (please see the "Returns and Exchanges Details" section above for additional information).

My shop is set up with the "Estimated Delivery Date" for your order. If you need your order before the last day of that window, please contact me ASAP to discuss more detailed shipping options.

I do not offer local pick up / delivery for online orders.

I do not offer discounts on bulk orders.

I work in a cat-friendly home.
I work in a smoke free home.

Any thing I missed? Please send me a message!
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information I Collect:

To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It:

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
• as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
• when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
• if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
• as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure:

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
• Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
• Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
• Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
• Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention:

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I do not keep your data outside of Etsy, and I will have access to that information for as long as you allow Etsy to have access to it. I will not collect and / or store your data outside of Etsy.

Your Rights:

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. These rights include:
• Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
• Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
• Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
• Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me:

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Kerry Bazinet, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me through Etsy Conversations, at kerrybazinet [!at], or by mail at
Kerry Bazinet
PO Box 713
Rindge, NH 03461

If you contact me to access, correct, or delete personal information held by Etsy, I will contact Etsy at for assistance or I may request that you contact Etsy directly to make your request.