Stylish makeup bags, clutches and soft minky blankets.

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Nicole Krapil

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Nicole Krapil


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About BlueBearDesigns

Sales 1,072
On Etsy since 2013

My Story


My name is Nicole. I own and operate Blue Bear Designs. I am a one person show. Each item is lovingly handmade by me. I design and create makeup/cosmetic bags, clutches, handbags, quilts, super soft cuddle blankets and baby crib bedding. This is my unexpected love-- making things for others to treasure.

I am ecstatic to share my designs with you. I find a lot of joy in creating something from scratch, making a treasure that someone will not only use, but love for years to come.

A few things to know about me and my designs:

I started sewing a few years back. I am for the most part self taught. I started sewing quilts, just to see if I could do it, and I fell in love with the tranquility that comes with sewing and piecing quilts together, almost like putting a puzzle together. Over time I took on more advanced projects to see how well I could do and the precision needed to line up seems and fit fabric patterns together helped me become an advanced sewer. I am a perfectionist by nature with a love of keeping lines straight and patterns matched seamlessly. The attention to detail that goes into the items in my shop is very high. I have been known to complete a bag and if my iron leaves a smudge, I start over. My Items are all double stitched and/or top stitched to make them very durable. I love simplicity, clean lines, and the ability to easily launder items as needed.

I'm attached to my iPhone and I never seem to sleep, most nights I stay up sewing away listening to music or audio books in my sewing studio. Don't be surprised if you send me a conversation in the middle of the night and you get an response immediately back.

I love working with Brides. I know a wedding day will be remembered for a lifetime and I strive to make every brides wishes come true. I do custom orders. I have yards and yards of fabric in my studio in many prints, and colors. So if you don't see something completely matching your color scheme or the ideas that are in your head, please send me a convo. Most of the time I have what you are looking for, I just don't have enough time to feature every fabric I have.

Thank you so much for stopping by my shop. I love to create and I am very lucky to have etsy as a medium to share items that most of the time help me stay sane. I find so much joy and happiness in sewing.



Shop members

  • Nicole Krapil

    Owner, Creator

Shop policies

Last updated on November 17, 2015
Blue Bear Designs carries a variety of stylish home decor blankets, throws, lap quilts, as well as super soft baby blankets, unique t-shirt style bibs that are sure to make a statement. And lets not forget, incredibly versatile makeup/cosmetic bags that are the perfect gift for any woman.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Refunds and Exchanges. There are no refunds on custom and monogrammed items, unless it was a mistake made by the shop. If an error occurred with your order please let me know as soon as possible and I will do my best to make it right. I stand behind every item that I make. Please if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me immediately to find a solution.

If you have a custom order, please make sure everything is as we agreed upon before you check out. There are no refunds for a custom listing. I will gladly exchange damaged items within 30 days of purchase. Please notify me immediately if you receive a damaged item and we will set up an exchange.

Thank you!
Payments are made through PayPal or Direct Checkout through Etsy, including Etsy gift cards. All payments must be made before items can be shipped.
My preferred method of shipping is First Class Mail or priority mail from USPS. I do this to keep your shipping cost as low as possible. If you need expedited shipping I can overnight or 2 day ship an item for an additional cost.
Additional policies and FAQs
Now offering monogramming on items.