Handmade Bags, Clutches, Purses and Pouches

Birmingham, United Kingdom · 120 Sales


Handmade Bags, Clutches, Purses and Pouches

Birmingham, United Kingdom 120 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

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EssBeeBags is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hi all,
EssBeeBags is taking a little break to have a Spring clean; refresh and restock.
Thanks for your understanding

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Mar 10, 2017

Hi all,
EssBeeBags is taking a little break to have a Spring clean; refresh and restock.
Thanks for your understanding


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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Egils Gudermanis

Egils Gudermanis on Jan 9, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is a lovely pouch for my Sony E5. Essbeebags gave me a few options when I asked if I could get a pouch with pugs on it. And here it is,sweet and jolly. Thanks a lot.


cdhookem on Jan 5, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Steph made a fantastic customised version for my sister's Christmas present. I drew a quick sketch for her and she sent photos of fabric and ribbons. It was ready within a fortnight and the quality was superb - my sister was thrilled with it. I would definitely use Essbee bags again.

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My name is Steph and I love stitch and fabric; it's a simple as that.

Although I spend most of my week as a part-time primary teacher, I am trained in fashion and textiles and love to produce one-off fashion and costume pieces. EssBeeBags is my everyday creative outlet and my passion.

My favourite thing is to add my own little touches to gorgeous fabrics, so that my pieces are all uniquely different. I worry over EVERY stitch (the perils of being a perfectionist) and nothing goes into the shop unless I am sure it is the best it can be.

I'm inspired by many different things; the way fabric feels, a new stitch technique I have read about but the overarching theme of many of pieces is the natural world. I love spending time in my garden and am a big animal lover (don't worry - they are banned from the studio!) so these themes are reoccurring in my pieces.

I hope you like what you see in my shop - you can assured that nothing will be listed unless I love it too!

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Shop members

  • Stephanie Brewster

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    After several years attempting to inspire creativity in others as a teacher I gave in to the bug and started following my passion; specialising in bespoke accessories, clothing and the occasional costume commission! I love a challenge! :-)

Shop policies

Last updated on January 14, 2017
Welcome to EssBeeBags!
Hi, my name is Steph and all the items in this shop are handcrafted by me in my home studio. All my bags and purses are made from a carefully selected blend of fabrics and trims. I have high expectations for my work and you can be assured no item will be listed unless it meets this level of quality and design.

Each item is a one-off, unless otherwise stated and will often include stitch and texture details unique to the item. The basic style/shape of bag might be repeated, but no two bags will ever be exactly the same.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
My preferable secure payment method is via PayPal or Direct Payment.

I request that payment for custom items is made at the time of order once design decisions have been discussed. I try to cultivate a friendly, open and honest relationship with all my customers and see this as a vital part of the custom commission process; ensuring your satisfaction and an excellent all-round experience for both parties.

Cancellation of Commissioned Items:
I pride myself on ensuring that my customers are happy with the design before payment is requested. However it is important to note that once the design has been decided upon and balance is paid we will be in agreement that the item is in the process of production. If you do then decide to cancel after the production has started then you will be given a refund, minus the cost of the materials (never more than 50% of the total cost)
Domestic Shipping:
All shipping is calculated using Royal Mail 1st Class for pouches and purses, or courier for heavier bags and clutches. Please allow 1 - 3 working days for delivery from Royal Mail - and 2 - 4 days for courier deliveries.
--- Please note: on smaller items upgrades to"1st Class Signed for" are available - this option will add approx £1.50 to most shipping - please convo me before purchase, so I can amend the shipping details .---

International Shipping:
Your item will be shipped by Air Mail Small Packets which has a delivery aim of 5 - 7 days, but please allow between 5 - 21 days to avoid disappointment.
----Please note:If you wish to get your item faster then I can upgrade to AirSure - which has a delivery aim of 4 working days (again please allow 4 - 15 days to avoid disappointment) and will cost an extra £5/$8 approx - please convo me before purchase, so I can amend the shipping details. ----

Lead Time for Dispatch:
I promise to post all in-stock items to you within 1 -2 working days of receipt of payment. If an item has been commissioned then lead times will vary dependent on availability of materials etc but this will be confirmed at time order.

It is vital that if you require any amendments to the shipping for the item (upgrades, delivery address etc) that you convo me before purchase to avoid any confusion on ordering.
Refunds and Exchanges
In the sad and unlikely event that you would wish to return a “ready to ship” product please contact me in the first instance. From then I would be expecting the item to be returned it in its original condition within 7 days, at which point a full refund of the goods will be given on receipt. In the unlikely and unhappy event that you have issues with a custom commission, we would like to maintain the open dialogue to ensure we can resolve the situation.

Customer satisfaction is very important to me, and I really hope you love your handmade item; your opinion is vital to me and I would be very grateful if you could leave feedback as this really helps to grow my business.

I politely request that should you feel unhappy with your item please start a conversation with me in order to allow me to remedy the situation before leaving your feedback.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are welcomed.