minnebites

Handmade bags with bite • Made in Minneapolis

Minneapolis, Minnesota · 2485 Sales

minnebites

Handmade bags with bite • Made in Minneapolis

Minneapolis, Minnesota 2485 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Mary Pow

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Announcement   ** Everything is now READY TO SHIP! **
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.

** Note: Shark Bite pouches are restocked on the first Friday of each month. **
Want to be the first to know about re-stocks? Sign up for emails here: http://bit.ly/2rGUKZ4

• Visit my website. www.minnebites.com
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• See updates on Instagram. www.instagram.com/minnebites
• Sign up for my newsletter. www.marypowdesigns.com/mailing-list

© 2010-2018 MinneBites. All rights reserved.

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 3, 2018

** Everything is now READY TO SHIP! **
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.

** Note: Shark Bite pouches are restocked on the first Friday of each month. **
Want to be the first to know about re-stocks? Sign up for emails here: http://bit.ly/2rGUKZ4

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

© 2010-2018 MinneBites. All rights reserved.

Mary Pow

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A pair of mini pouches with bright red zippers on this Valentine’s Day.
Aww, how sweet!
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I’m preparing for a re-stock of Shark Bite Pouches this Friday! They’re all finished, now to turn them right-side-out and give ‘em a good ironing. shark
A love bug purse for your favorite little love bug. cupid
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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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© 2010-2018 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 Oct 31, 2017
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 8.025% 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.

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

Handmade in Minneapolis

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 Business

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 very little material. Everything that can be is recycled or composted. In fact, I'm able to compost all of my cotton and linen fabric scraps! 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.

Sizing details

• Full-size Shark Bite pouches can fit pencils and other items up to about 9" in length. They can fit a maximum of about 40 colored pencils.
• Bee pouches can fit pencils and other items up to about 8" in length.
• Beetle pouches can fit pencils and other items up to about 7" in length.
• Baby-size Shark Bite pouches can fit pens and markers and other items up to about 6" in length.