Handcrafted Fabric Clutches, Totes & Small Accessories

Falmouth, Massachusetts On Etsy since 2008

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Handcrafted Fabric Clutches, Totes & Small Accessories

Falmouth, Massachusetts | 2,214 Sales

Announcement    Handmade Fabric Wristlets, Makeup Bags, Eyeglass Cases, Luggage Tags, Totes, Clutches and much more!

Most items listed can be created in different quantities and fabric combos - so don't hesitate to ask!


Last updated on Apr 15, 2020

Handmade Fabric Wristlets, Makeup Bags, Eyeglass Cases, Luggage Tags, Totes, Clutches and much more!

Most items listed can be created in different quantities and fabric combos - so don't hesitate to ask!



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About nangatesdesigns

Sales 2,214
On Etsy since 2008

Classic Style Purses, Totes & Accessories All With Contemporary Flair!

I have many things I love to do in life, but few go back as far as my desire to sit at a sewing machine and create beautiful things. Starting out as young as 8 I had my introduction to sewing by making itsy bitsy clothes and accessories for my barbie dolls. I quickly moved on to clothing for myself (including my Sr Prom dress) and making all sorts of gifts for loved ones. I loved to make just about anything.

Many years suddenly passed when life got in the way with college and work as a computer analyst. Once I married and had children I decided to dust off the old machine again. Ten years were spent creating and selling decorative flags in both a local boutique as well as through Yankee Magazine. It was a lot of fun and to this day I can still drive around and see my flags hanging on houses which thrills me. When I decided I needed a new venture. I changed course and combined my love of both beautiful fabrics with classic style functional accessories for women and Nan Gates Designs was born. Wanting to have personal meaning to my company name I chose to use part of my maiden name as reference to the time my love of sewing began.

My favorite part of creating my pieces is choosing beautiful fabrics. Although I focus on modern looks and designers that give a contemporary flair to the classics, many I use are 'out of print' or 'hard to find' fabrics which make them extra unique. I absolutely love creating new pieces and to this day, I maintain that my classic yet modernized styles and designs will stand the test of time. I take pride in the quality and detail of each item I create for customers and treat each as if it were my own.

So now that my two children are older, my husband and I are empty nesters and my Cavalier King Charles is my baby and constant companion. I've played competitive USTA league tennis for 10+ years and love walking the beaches near our home as well as at our summer place on Cape Cod. If I'm not doing those two things most likely you will find me at my sewing machine creating!

Shop members

  • Nancy Anderson

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Nan Gates Designs has been delivering quality classic style fabric handbags, totes & accessories to customers worldwide since 2004, initially from the seacoast of NH and now from Cape Cod, MA and Lake Oconee, GA.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 2, 2014
Nan Gates Designs offers quality handcrafted makeup bags, framed clutches, totes, eyeglass cases, travel accessories, key fobs, checkbook/business card covers, zip pouches and more.

My purses and accessories have been popularly selling online, in boutiques, at craft fairs and home shows since 2004 as well as being gifted to many celebrities and members of the media through The Artisan Group. My goal from the start has been to create fun, colorful, functional and affordable accessories which have a classic design yet contemporary flair using high quality and hard-to-find fabrics.

Each piece is created by me in my smoke-free studio and is completed to the finest detail as if each were my own. I have over 35 years of sewing experience and quality is #1!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I take pride in the fact that my business has been built on stellar customer satisfaction. If for some reason your order arrives in less than satisfactory condition or not what you expected please convo/email me within 5 days of receipt of your item to discuss what you would like to do. The cost of returning the item is the responsibility of the buyer and all items must be returned in unused and original condition. Once the item is received back at Nan Gates Designs, a replacement item will then be created or a refund will be issued for the original price less shipping.

Unless it is a fabric change only, CUSTOM design orders are not eligible for refund or exchange.
• Payments are processed either through PAYPAL or Etsy Direct Checkout. Whichever method you choose to use, your credit card information is secure and confidential with the payment processor.

• Nan Gates Designs accepts Etsy Gift Cards.

• Orders paid by E-checks will go into production once the funds have been posted to the Paypal account. E-checks usually take 3-5 days to clear.
Makeup Bags, Zip pouches, and Clutches will all be packaged in a white organza drawstring pouch. Eyeglass cases and smaller items will arrive to you in clear plastic enclosed packaging.

Most items are created at time of purchase and shipped within 2-5 days. You will be notified by e-mail/convo if there will be a delay in processing.

Please be sure to provide the correct address for shipping your purchase. Your order will always be shipped to your Etsy address unless you email/convo me to ship to a different address.

If your item is intended as a gift and will be shipped directly to the gift recipient, I will be happy to include a small gift card enclosure with your name and sentiment. Please add this to 'Note to Seller' upon checkout.

Delivery Confirmation is included with all DOMESTIC packages. Delivery Confirmation is not meant to be a tracking system but confirmation that the package has been delivered. If for some reason your package does not arrive within a reasonable time frame please check the tracking number associated with your receipt.

International Orders - Nan Gates Designs does ship internationally and rates are included on all listings. Please be aware that each country's custom regulations are different and packages may take 1-6 weeks to arrive to an international destination. Often time packages will get hung up in customs and this is beyond my control. Once your order leaves the US it is no longer trackable and becomes the responsibility of the customer.

International customers are responsible for all fees associated with shipping to their respective countries and may include import taxes, customs duties and fees levied by the destination country.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders for fabric and quantity changes are welcome.

Wholesale inquiries are welcome.

All photos, description, text & designs are the intellectual property of Nan Gates Designs and may not be copied, altered or otherwise used by others.