minnebites

Handmade bags with bite • Made in Minneapolis

Minneapolis, Minnesota On Etsy since 2011

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Multiple buyers came back to this shop for an additional purchase in the past 6 months.

minnebites

Handmade bags with bite • Made in Minneapolis

Minneapolis, Minnesota | 2,820 Sales

minnebites is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner After 9 years of hand-crafting MinneBites bags & cases for wonderful people all over the world, I've decided to retire this line of work so I can devote more time to my fine art. Note: I do have some items remaining, please contact me if you would like to find out more about making a purchase!

Check out my current textile & pastel art on my website www.marypow.com
Follow me on Instagram and Facebook @marypowdesigns

Thank you for your business!
All the best from Minneapolis,
:) Mary

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jan 28, 2020

After 9 years of hand-crafting MinneBites bags & cases for wonderful people all over the world, I've decided to retire this line of work so I can devote more time to my fine art. Note: I do have some items remaining, please contact me if you would like to find out more about making a purchase!

Check out my current textile & pastel art on my website www.marypow.com
Follow me on Instagram and Facebook @marypowdesigns

Thank you for your business!
All the best from Minneapolis,
:) Mary

Mary Pow

Contact shop owner

Mary Pow

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About minnebites

Sales 2,820
On Etsy since 2011

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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© 2010-2019 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 2, 2018
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.

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

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.

Other questions?

I'm always happy to answer your questions! If you didn't find an answer here or you have more questions, please send me an Etsy message or an email (minnebites@gmail.com). I'll get back to you within 24 hours - usually much sooner!