minnebites

Handmade bags with bite • Made in Minneapolis

Minneapolis, Minnesota · 2317 Sales

minnebites

Handmade bags with bite • Made in Minneapolis

Minneapolis, Minnesota 2317 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Shop owner

Mary Pow

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Announcement   ---> Please note: my current turn-around time for MADE TO ORDER items is **8-10 WEEKS**
If you're in a hurry, you may wish to shop 'Ready to Ship' items here: http://etsy.me/2bi3fAH
**** Thank you to Etsy for the front-page feature! And thank you to those of you who are awaiting your orders! Your patience is appreciated! (Note: you can always find out when to expect your order by checking your receipt for your "ship by" date.) ****

Say "hello" to quirky, creative, cute, and colorful handmade bags with bite!
Welcome! Look around, you'll find great gifts for kids, unique pencil cases, clever ways to keep yourself organized, and lots of creative whimsy and fun.
Quality handmade items, all original designs! Made in Minneapolis, MN, USA.
As seen in Us Weekly, Real Simple, and Scuba Diving Magazine.

• Visit my website. www.minnebites.com
• Follow me on Facebook. www.facebook.com/minnebites
• See updates on Instagram. @minnebites
• Sign up for my newsletter. www.marypowdesigns.com/mailing-list

© 2010-2017 MinneBites. All rights reserved.

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 21, 2017

---> Please note: my current turn-around time for MADE TO ORDER items is **8-10 WEEKS**
If you're in a hurry, you may wish to shop 'Ready to Ship' items here: http://etsy.me/2bi3fAH
**** Thank you to Etsy for the front-page feature! And thank you to those of you who are awaiting your orders! Your patience is appreciated! (Note: you can always find out when to expect your order by checking your receipt for your "ship by" date.) ****

Say "hello" to quirky, creative, cute, and colorful handmade bags with bite!
Welcome! Look around, you'll find great gifts for kids, unique pencil cases, clever ways to keep yourself organized, and lots of creative whimsy and fun.
Quality handmade items, all original designs! Made in Minneapolis, MN, USA.
As seen in Us Weekly, Real Simple, and Scuba Diving Magazine.

• Visit my website. www.minnebites.com
• Follow me on Facebook. www.facebook.com/minnebites
• See updates on Instagram. @minnebites
• Sign up for my newsletter. www.marypowdesigns.com/mailing-list

© 2010-2017 MinneBites. All rights reserved.

Mary Pow

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Mary Pow

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Updates

Note: I've taken all Shark Bite pouch listings out of my shop while I work on 10 weeks worth of orders! You can still find bugs and other fun things though ... And, I look forward to adding sharks back into the mix in late Autumn!
I've been floored by the out-pouring of orders, compliments, and kindnesses I've received from my front page feature on Etsy! I am truly beyond thankful; this experience has been one of the most amazing things that has ever happened to me!! sparkling_heart Thank YOU!
Add a fun speech bubble zipper pull to your shark, and he'll tell you what's important: "Feed me!"
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About

Handmade Bags with Bite

MinneBites is an independent, artisan-owned business where every bag + case is designed, made, and shipped by me from my home studio in Minneapolis, MN.

MinneBites made its debut on Etsy in January 2011. Almost instantly, my Shark Bite pencil cases were a hit and soon I started selling bags + cases to customers all over the world. MinneBites has been featured on Apartment Therapy, Us Weekly Magazine, Real Simple, Scuba Diving Magazine, Babyology, Cool Mom Picks, Daily Candy, Buzzfeed, Child Mode, as well as numerous blogs and websites.

The small bags that ‘bite’ take their name from the ‘Minne’ in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where they are designed and made by me from start to finish. The materials and fabrics I use are top quality and I source as much as I can from small, independent business owners located in the U.S.

Whether animal shaped or not, each of my designs starts with carefully chosen fabrics that I love. And I always include a touch of the unexpected: unique color combinations and design elements that pop.

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© 2010-2017 MinneBites. All rights reserved.
Designs, patterns, images, text, and photos are the copyrighted property of designer Mary Pow. They may not be copied, used or reproduced without my permission. All rights reserved.
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Shop members

  • Mary Pow

    Owner, Designer, Textile Artist

    I'm the sole designer and maker behind MinneBites and Mary Pow products. ​I live with my husband and our three children in Minneapolis, MN, where I work in a studio under the eaves of our much-loved, old house.

Production partners

  • A custom metal charm manufacturer

    NY, United States

    I'm excited about my new product: metal charms. Designed by me, and made exclusively for me, by a family-owned charm manufacturing business in New York who works with designers to create unique, custom items and produces high quality products.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Aug 15, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

If your order is a gift, I will be happy to include a gift message for you. Simply let me know at checkout. All orders come wrapped in tissue paper.

Sales Tax

Minnesota customers will be charged a sales tax of 7.775% at checkout.

Care instructions

My items are easy to clean! Gently hand wash or spot clean. Lay flat to dry. Iron on cotton setting if needed.

Handmade in Minneapolis

Handmade
I am the sole designer and maker behind all MinneBites products. All items are created in my home studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I use top quality materials and make each bag and case with care.

Support Small
I proudly support locally-owned and small businesses in my personal and business lives. In fact, most of my supplies are sourced from small businesses in the USA.

Environmentally Friendly
Making small batches allows me to waste little material. Everything that can be is recycled or composted. Ocean conservation is dear to my heart and I donate a portion of my profits every year to help protect the world's oceans and sharks for our children's future.

In a hurry?

If you're in a hurry, I have a number of items that are Ready to Ship. You can search inside my shop for "ready to ship", or copy and paste this link to see what's available to ship right away: http://etsy.me/2bi3fAH