Handmade chalk bags and other little things.

San Diego, California | 121 Sales


Handmade chalk bags and other little things.

San Diego, California 121 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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These beautiful japanese fabrics are definitely one of the reasons why I started sewing. I used a lot of them in my early works and using them in my chalk bags feels like coming home. :D
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Sorry, we don't sell gyoza....

....But we do have wonderful handmade goods special for you!

Every shop needs a name, even if sometimes it doesn't quite make sense. I chose "PlanetGyoza" to be the not-making-too-much-sense name of the shop. Gyoza is fried dumpling in Japanese and I am a huge fan of fried dumplings and Japanese style cooking.

Two years ago, I didn't expect I would own a shop online. I didn't even think I could actually make all the handcrafts that I am making right now. And then I began rock climbing.

You might wonder what does rock climbing have to do with sewing and crafting? The connection is the chalk bag. That's right! A handmade chalk bag. Since we need to wear a chalk bag to hold chalk when we are climbing, I got the idea that I should make my own special chalk bag using the fabric I like! Therefore chalk bag was my first handcraft project and now I have three different chalk bags and I am planning making more of them!

Meanwhile, I began making other items such as cellphone pouches, wallets and kitchenwares. Some of them were made as gifts for my friends. They told me the best moment was when they opened the gift and found it's just as cute as they had imagined! Such a happy moment for them and for me. Such moments finally gave me all the courage I need to start a shop. I wanted to share these surprises with everyone!

“Ichi-go ichi-e", literally "One time, one meeting". It's a Japanese phrase from tea master Sen no Rikyu. It means one chance in a lifetime. I see each handcraft as the "Ichi-go ichi-e" and hope every one of you who comes to my shop find yours!


Shop members

  • Helen

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Love hand sewing. Love rock climbing. I started hand sewing because I wanted a unique chalk bag!

Shop policies

Last updated on October 2, 2018
Welcome to PlanetGyoza. I'm Helen. All items are designed by me and sewn by hand or sewing machine, and they are all ready to ship. If you would like to order a customized item, please use "Request Custom Order" button on the left side of the listing page or feel free to leave me a message.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or 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
Returns and exchange details
Returns are accepted on items that are unused and in original condition within 5 days after delivery. Please contact me first if returning an item. Refunds will be issued through PayPal, minus the shipping cost, when we have received the item back.

In the event of damages or lost packages please contact me.
We accept:
- Credit cards
- PayPal
- Debit/Bank cards
- Etsy gift cards
- Apple Pay
We will send you a note that I've received your order within 24 hours of purchase.
Please double check your address. We will NOT be responsible for packages delivered due to incorrect address entry.

Your item will be shipped within 1 business day unless otherwise notified.

All items will be shipped via USPS First Class mail. Upgrades are available as requested. Please contact us if you need to use a faster shipping method.

We will happily ship straight to a giftee as well as include a personal note as requested, just leave me the info in the note to seller at checkout.

For domestic customers:
After your order has been shipped, please allow 3-7 days for it to arrive.

For international customers:
We only ship to Canada for now. All duties and taxes charged by the buyer's country are the responsibility of the buyer or package recipient. By law, a package must be marked with the true value of the merchandise and cannot under any circumstances be lowered.

Thank you for your understanding!

More information

Last updated on Dec 3, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Do you take custom orders?

Yes! We are happy to make a customized item for you. However, since all our chalk bags are one of a kind, we cannot make you the exact same one as we already sold. If you are really interested in the pattern or fabric, we can make a new design for you using the same pattern or fabric.

How long does it take for a custom order?

Normally it takes one week. Please check with us first, just in case we have other orders. Leave us a message and we will reply to you ASAP.