LongLiveHandmade

Long Live Handmade

Ventura, California · 13 Sales

LongLiveHandmade

Long Live Handmade

Ventura, California 13 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Long Live is a shop specializing in handmade bags and accessories. Items range from messenger bags to totes to clutches, and all are durable and chic. All of the products from Long Live are handmade by me in my home studio in Southern California.

Announcement

Long Live is a shop specializing in handmade bags and accessories. Items range from messenger bags to totes to clutches, and all are durable and chic. All of the products from Long Live are handmade by me in my home studio in Southern California.

Amy Heiden

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Amy Heiden

Reviews

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Anonymous on Jul 10, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Love this makeup bag! Very well made! Will definitely purchase more items from this seller!

Anonymous on Jun 4, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Anonymous on Sep 28, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

So adorable, so well made and such quick shipping! Great experience with Long Live Handmade! Thank you!

About

Community... It's in the Bag

My name is Amy Heiden, and I am the designer, sewist, and workhorse behind Long Live Handmade, an Etsy shop that sells fabric handbags, totes, and wallets. I personally draw, cut, and sew every bag and accessory that comes out of my shop. My favorite thing about what I do is experimenting with new designs, and the process of figuring out how to achieve the look I want. Sometimes I will make five or six prototypes before I finally settle on the finished design that actually makes it into my shop.

I named the shop Long Live Handmade because I truly believe in the power of the handmade community. There is a camaraderie among those who value the hard work and love that is put into handmade products. I try to put as much of myself into my shop and my designs as possible because I want to make a personal connection with the person who is going to buy it.

I come from a creative family, so it was only a matter of time before I found my niche. I had grown up watching my mother make quilts, but never took to the sewing machine because I was intimidated by it. Finally, at the age of 21, I sat down at my mother’s sewing machine and asked her to teach me. We patched together a bunch of scraps and made a pillow together. The very next day, I talked my boyfriend into buying me my very own sewing machine. I made small projects here and there, and beamed proudly whenever a friend would compliment something I had made.

The first handbag I made was from a pattern that I purchased on Etsy. I loved that thing so much, I even made more just like it as gifts for my mom and sisters. After I got the hang of making bags, and the basics of construction, I started making my own patterns and designs.

I always test the products myself before I decide that they are right for my shop. If it’s not a product that I find functional, comfortable, and fashionable, then it’s not something I want to sell to others. Using and wearing my products is also a great way to meet potential customers and promote my business by word of mouth. I’m always surprised by how often people notice my bags or ask me about them.

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  • Amy Heiden

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Design, Creation, Photography, Shipping

    I love to design and create beautiful and functional products. Ideas go from my imagination to paper to fabric, and eventually into the hands of my customers, and that is what I love about the handmade community. We get each other.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 25, 2011
Long Live is a shop specializing in handmade bags and accessories. Items range from messenger bags to totes to clutches, and all are durable and chic. All of the products from Long Live are handmade by me in my home studio in Southern California.

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
Payment
Long Live accepts payments through PayPal only.
Shipping
I always ship within 48 hours of payment. I use USPS standard mail. Please convo me prior to placing your order if you would like to purchase shipping insurance or use a different service. International shipping is offered on select items only. Please see individual listing to verify international shipping availability.
International buyers are responsible for any customs fees or duties.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please be sure to read the entire product description in detail. Take note of measurements and size, as well as the materials used when deciding if the item is right for you. I cannot accept returns based on information that has been provided which the buyer has not read. However, if the item arrives and it is damaged or otherwise undesireable, please send it back and I will ship a new one.