monogram bags, quote cosmetic bags, checkbook covers

Portland, Oregon | 5501 Sales


monogram bags, quote cosmetic bags, checkbook covers

Portland, Oregon 5501 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   I created this shop and built a healthy handmade business - I have stepped aside from sewing and now focus on or See you there!


Last updated on Apr 11, 2018

I created this shop and built a healthy handmade business - I have stepped aside from sewing and now focus on or See you there!

allisa jacobs

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allisa jacobs


my story


Welcome to my shop. Here I create and design clutches and handbags. This is my unexpected passion-- making things for others to treasure.

How it all began: After searching for just the right bag to take with me to a friend’s wedding, I finally decided to create my own clutch. It was lovely-- a simple and modern brown silk clutch that made me happier than anything I’d seen in any shop. From there, I started making all my own accessories. A teacher tote bag to bring with me to school. A handbag for day.

And then a funny thing happened. Requests poured in. From friends, acquaintances, and colleagues. When strangers stopped me on the street, I knew I had something to share.
By taking handbag design courses from an incredible handbag designer in Boston, I strengthened my skills and just couldn’t stop making! I researched materials and fine-tuned my techniques.

All of this came together when I decided to take a leap: stay home with my new baby and build a business.

So here I am.

Incredibly happy to share my designs with you. I find a lot of joy in creating something from scratch, making a bag that someone will not only use, but love.

A few things to know about me and my designs:

I never settle for just ok. This means early mornings and late nights. This means if I see a flaw or something less than what I imagined, I’ll do the whole thing over.

My bags come packed with lots of little details, many unseen, but all there to make them extra amazing. I double stitch. I use special material inside to add strength and structure. I source the very best materials.

I’m not a factory. Each bag is lovingly handmade by me - often from sketch to finish. In fact, many of my bags also use fabric I’ve designed myself.

I take weddings seriously. No matter how many bridal orders I do (hundreds!), I’m always honored when a bride asks me to create bags for her wedding. It’s a huge event, and I’m thankful to be part of it.

This is my way of sharing bits of happiness. I find joy in the process of making. I feel so lucky to have this opportunity.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and learn about me. I always love hearing from folks, so drop me a line to ask a question or just say hello!



Shop members

  • allisa jacobs

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    designer + maker

Shop policies

Last updated on December 29, 2013
Welcome to my shop! Thank you for taking the time to look through my collection.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I strive to produce high quality products & seek to make my customers happy. If you are not pleased with your order or an error has been made, please contact me within 3 days of receipt of purchase. Unsolicited returns will not be accepted and returns must be made within 10 days of delivery with items returned unused & with original packaging. Shipping fees are non-refundable.

PLEASE NOTE, customized items (including bridesmaid clutches, custom fabric choices, personalized embroidery, messages, etc.) are non-refundable unless an error has been made on my part. In those rare instances, I will work diligently to remedy the situation.
I accept payment through PayPal, credit card, and Etsy gift cards.
Please note, different types of orders require various turnaround times and shipping methods. Each order is shipped through the United States Post Service.

READY TO SHIP items generally ship within 2-5 days via USPS First Class Mail.

MADE TO ORDER items require a 5-7 day turnaround and also ship via USPS First Class Mail.

CUSTOM ORDERS includes bridesmaid sets, specialty clutches, or large orders with several customizations or custom fabric choices require a 3-4 week turnaround and ship via USPS First Priority Mail.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS of small items are shipped via USPS First Class International Mail, custom sets or larger orders are shipped USPS Priority International Mail. In both instances, buyers are welcome to purchase additional insurance and are responsible for any customs or VAT fees imposed by their country.