bagsbyapril

Bags by April Unique Handmade handbags, purses, totes.

Norfolk, Virginia · 874 Sales

bagsbyapril

Bags by April Unique Handmade handbags, purses, totes.

Norfolk, Virginia 874 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
(381)

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April

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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 more than one bag please convo me for shipping details!!!!

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 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 more than one bag please convo me for shipping details!!!!

April

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April

Yoga Cat Cats doing Yoga purse tote bag handbag

Yoga Cat Cats doing Yoga purse tote bag handbag

$38.00

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Vintage Lucy Peanuts tote purse Bags by April

Vintage Lucy Peanuts tote purse Bags by April

$46.00

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Japanese Kokeshi Dolls Faces purse tote bag

Japanese Kokeshi Dolls Faces purse tote bag

$42.00

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Owl bird feathers fabric handbag purse tote bag

Owl bird feathers fabric handbag purse tote bag

$44.00

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Dachshunds Doxie Parade purse tote handbag

Dachshunds Doxie Parade purse tote handbag

$42.00

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Wizard of Oz  purse tote Bags by April

Wizard of Oz purse tote Bags by April

$54.00

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Librarian Llamas in glasses purse tote bag

Librarian Llamas in glasses purse tote bag

$36.00

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5 out of 5 stars
(381)
Roxanne White

Roxanne White on Feb 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Wow! This is such a fun, beautiful purse. The fabric is so cool and it is made perfectly. I know I will get many compliments. I love it so much I just bought another one. I highly recommend this 5* plus shop.

p51sally

p51sally on Jan 30, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I love the fabric on this, the giraffes are fabulous and the straps being multicolored polka dots is such a fantastic touch. The inside is just as nice as the outside, though not as fun as the giraffes! The bags are really well made, very substantial without being bulky or heavy, really amazingly done. I would absolutely recommend this seller and any item you’re considering. Packaged very carefully and received in perfect condition.

p51sally

p51sally on Jan 30, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

What an incredibly fantastic and beautiful bag! The Christmas trees immediately caught my eye, the fabric is so colorful and festive. The bag itself is extraordinarily sturdy, very, very well sewn and strong. The finish both inside and outside is perfect. Honestly a truly lovely item and I am very impressed with the quality.

p51sally

p51sally on Jan 30, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Love the multicolor cats on this purse tote! The contrasting bottom and matching pockets on the interior are a lovely touch, I’ve received many compliments on this beautiful tote. The bag itself is very substantial, a strong, well crafted, useful item which happens to also be amazing to look at. Shipped quickly and packaged very carefully, I would absolutely recommend this seller and any item you’re considering.

p51sally

p51sally on Jan 30, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I love this bag, the colors are bright and cheery and really pop against the black lower section. The bag itself is a perfect size, not huge, heavy or bulky, but very sturdy and strong. The inside pockets are well done and coordinate with the outside, which is such a nice touch. Very, very nice quality. Shipped quickly and packaged securely, received in perfect condition. I would absolutely recommend this seller and any item you’re interested in.

p51sally

p51sally on Jan 30, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

The batik fabric on this bag is unbelievably gorgeous, the colors are deep and rich and compliment each other perfectly. The bag itself is a great size and made exceptionally well, very sturdy and the straps are quite comfortable. April’s bags are truly top quality. The inside is made with just as much care as the outside, good size pockets and lovely fabric.

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Updates

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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Creepy! Just in time for Halloween. Supply is limited!

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Wizard of Oz. Vintage barkcloth.

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About

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.

Shop policies

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.

***CARE***

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.



April

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
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
Payment methods:

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

I am happy to do custom orders--just convo me!