TootsTotes

Carefully created unique handmade fabric handbags

Braintree, United Kingdom | 18 Sales

TootsTotes

Carefully created unique handmade fabric handbags

Braintree, United Kingdom 18 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   Unique handmade fabric handbags carefully made the old fashioned way on a family heirloom treadle sewing machine!

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Unique handmade fabric handbags carefully made the old fashioned way on a family heirloom treadle sewing machine!

Ruth Overton

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Ruth Overton

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Beautiful indigo William Morris Chrysanthemum fabric teamed with vibrant blue hessian make a great bucket bag with an adjustable leather strap.
Beautiful Pat Albeck fabric design, piece patched to make this sunny tote.sun_with_faceblossom

About

Unique fabric handbags made the old fashioned way...

Hello, I'm Ruth Overton. My nickname as a child was 'Ruthie Toots' which is how the name 'TootsTotes' originated.
I come from a family of artists and artisans and there's nothing I like more, than to sit sewing at my old treadle machine, handed down to me, through the family having been bought by my Grandad for Grandma in the 1930's.
More recently I have turned my attention to designing and creating bags and 'Toots Totes' began.
It's all about the creative process...
Figuring out designs and sourcing the textiles, the embellishments and
the fastenings is half the fun!
The other half is being able to use Grandma's old 1930's treadle sewing machine to put it all together-most therapeutic with its rhythmic treadling to and fro action...

Have a little look around and see if there’s anything you like or contact me to make something special - just for you!​

Express the uniqueness of who you are with something a little different!

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  • Ruth Overton

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Hi there! Welcome to Toots Totes!

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Last updated on Nov 8, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Are your bags durable?

My customers tell me that my bags stand up to frequent use. I ensure that I finish them to the highest standards with the best fabrics and threads.

Care instructions

Sponge clean only. Although made of fabric I wouldn’t recommend the bag to be washed. You can do so at your own risk, but be sure to use a mild detergent and cool water.

Custom and personalised orders

If you see something you like, but you’re not sure of the colour or want different length handles, or anything else, please don’t hesitate to ask. I can usually make a bag within a week if you need it for a special occasion. This doesn’t include shipping times of course, which depend on where you live.