Bags by April Unique Handmade handbags, purses, totes.

Norfolk, Virginia · 1048 Sales


Bags by April Unique Handmade handbags, purses, totes.

Norfolk, Virginia 1048 Sales On Etsy since 2006

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Announcement   Bags by April on Etsy. Welcome to unique and fun handmade handbags purses and totes. Custom orders available.

I DO COMBINE SHIPPING on large orders. If you are considering purchasing several bags, please convo me for shipping details!!!!


Last updated on May 20, 2018

Bags by April on Etsy. Welcome to unique and fun handmade handbags purses and totes. Custom orders available.

I DO COMBINE SHIPPING on large orders. If you are considering purchasing several bags, please convo me for shipping details!!!!


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Introducing the clutch! It can be found in my store right now. Contact me if you want a clutch in different fabric. I love this little sweetheart!
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Sewing is my therapy. Of course, it helps more if I make money while doing it!

When I learned to sew as a child, I did not want to sew. My grandma was fierce and she ripped out a lot of my seams. That is never fun but sometimes you just have to do it until you get it right.

Many years later, I found myself working in a fabric shop. Which, was a bit confusing to my mom and grandma since fabric shopping was always utter agony when I was a child. My grandmother would stay for what felt like hours and look at the same darn fabric FOREVER.

Then, while working at the fabric store, I decide to make a quilt because my quilt from my other grandmother was completely worn out. Actually--I think the quilting part came first and THEN I got the job at the fabric store because I only stepped back into a dang fabric store to get fabric to make my first quilt. I still have the first quilt that I made 18 years ago. I sleep with it every night so it is getting threadbare. My piece work is atrociously hilarious! Ask, and I will send you a picture!

Anyway, making bags was a progression from quilting. I absolutely love to take perfectly good fabric, match it is other perfectly good fabric, cut it all up, and sew it back together again. Quilts are expensive and take a lot of time but my bags are a sort of "mini quilt". So I get my fabric and color fix in a fraction of the time it takes to make a quilt.

I do hope you enjoy carrying my bags as much as I enjoy making them. They truly are my heart and soul.

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Last updated on January 27, 2018
Hello Everyone!

I have been selling bags on Etsy since 2006 but I took a break for several years when my children were babies. I have been back for the past year sewing and selling full-time.

With over 25 years of sewing experience, I take a lot of time and care designing each bag so you will enjoy using them as much as I have enjoyed creating them!

Everything created from bagsbyapril always comes from a smoke free environment. If you are concerned about pet allergies, I have a small dog (Rosie the Boston Terrier) but no cats or other pets.


All bags are washable unless otherwise specified. Wash in cold water on a delicate cycle with a liquid detergent. Hang to dry or tumble dry on low. May require light iron touch up.

Comments and questions are welcome.


Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation: before item has shipped
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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
If you are not happy with your purchase please contact me within 7 days of receipt.
Payment methods:

Credit cards through etsy checkout
I ship in the united States by USPS priority mail. I also ship international by standard mail.
Additional policies and FAQs

I am happy to do custom orders--just convo me!
Bags by April Privacy Policy

Information I Collect
To fulfil your order, you must provide Bags by April with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information (I do not personally see your payment information as that is handled through etsy), and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order), 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 fulfil 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
• 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 use trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies (Primarily USPS). I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services—to deliver your purchased items.
• 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
Generally, I do not personally store your private information. All information is kept within the Etsy system. I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. Shipping labels, with your address, are processed directly through the Etsy system. Your personal information is not retained outside of the Etsy system. 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 generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU:
I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

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. I describe these rights below:
• 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, April Mathis, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at A.lyndesigns [!at] Alternately, you may mail me at:
April Mathis 3555 Heutte Dr Norfolk VA 23518 USA