minnebites

Handmade bags with bite • Made in Minneapolis

Minneapolis, Minnesota · 2025 Sales

minnebites

Handmade bags with bite • Made in Minneapolis

Minneapolis, Minnesota 2025 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(483)

Shop owner

Mary Pow

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Announcement   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. As seen in Us Weekly, Real Simple, and Scuba Diving Magazine.

--> In a hurry? Many items are ready to ship! Search inside my shop for "ready to ship", or click this link to see what's available to ship right away: http://etsy.me/2bi3fAH

• 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 Jan 4, 2017

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. As seen in Us Weekly, Real Simple, and Scuba Diving Magazine.

--> In a hurry? Many items are ready to ship! Search inside my shop for "ready to ship", or click this link to see what's available to ship right away: http://etsy.me/2bi3fAH

• 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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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(483)
Tamara

Tamara on Feb 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Super fast ship. Exactly the size I needed. Very compact and neat, and credit cards plus a little cash fit inside this pouch perfectly. Its slim design doesn't take up much room in my bag and it's solidly made, looks like it will last a good long while. Excellent product. Thanks!

Michael Alexander

Michael Alexander on Feb 4, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Very nice product. Colour is a pretty good match to the online product photo. Appears well made and is inside of both pouches is lined. Definitely a nice addition to life on the go.

Michael Alexander

Michael Alexander on Feb 4, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Great little piece. It'll make for a fine gift. Seller/Storefront did a good job with communication and took the initiative to combine shipping for two separate orders.

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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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  • 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.

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  • 7th Annual Unglued: Craft Fest

    Plains Art Museum, 704 1st Ave N

    Fargo, ND

    Feb 24–25

    Going on our 7th year as an annual craft fest, Unglued: Craft Fest is an inspired day of creative fun and celebration – and taking care of that cabin fever in February! We feature about 70 carefully curated modern handmade makers, artists, and crafters at the Plains Art Museum along with free workshops for kids and adults, live music, free gallery admission, and more fun in the great dead of winter! February 24 & 25, 2017 at the Plains Art Museum downtown Fargo! Saturday is totally free to attend. Friday is a ticketed event to allow for a more laid back shopping environment and includes all kinds of goodness to make the night completely awesome!

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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