Handmade homewares, vintage fabric and trims

Bristol, United Kingdom · 788 Sales


Handmade homewares, vintage fabric and trims

Bristol, United Kingdom 788 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
Pouch Vintage

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Pouch Vintage


Pouch - handmade, not mass produced.

My name is Nicola and I started selling bags, accessories and homewares from vintage and recycled material on Etsy back in 2007. I started Pouch out of a desire to create unique products which stood out from mass-produced high street offerings.

More recently, I have started selling vintage fabrics and trims. Some of the reasons I love vintage are: it's unique, it has a positive environmental impact, it's good quality, it has a story...you are buying a piece of design history.

I was always creative as a child, my Mum encouraged us to make things all the time and I often watched her sew homemade clothes. I remember my late-father taking me to a toy shop in town and out of all the toys I picked a sewing box. I still use it now! Unfortunately I drifted away from art when I didn’t get the grades I needed to study Art History at university. I started creating items for Pouch about five years ago. I love being back in touch with the creative side of my personality, I neglected it for too long!

A few years ago I discovered online selling and fell in love with the etsy website. Craft fairs just weren’t working for me, you are relying on someone making an impulse buy and very often people do not shop like that. Having a website means that someone can view your products, bookmark it and come back to you later.

I think the advent of ‘fast fashion’ has made us lose sight of how complicated and time consuming sewing is. The same can be said about lots of crafts such as knitting and jewellery making. I think if you choose to "buy handmade" you are supporting a business run by someone who puts a lot of time and effort into each and every item they make.

Shop members

  • Nicola


    I love vintage fabric, long walks, camp fires, books, thrift stores, meeting creative people & most importantly my family.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 15, 2015
Hello and welcome to my shop!

I'm always happy to hear from customers and anyone browsing through my work, so please feel free to email me anytime by clicking on the "contact" button to the left of this page.

I sell an eco friendly range of vintage fabric bags, purses, accessories and housewares. Pouch's ethos is to promote low impact, environmentally friendly, local production. Individually hand crafted and skilfully sewn to a high standard. You can be assured my work has not been mass produced.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I describe items as accurately as I can. If upon receipt, you find anything I have missed or got wrong, please let me know so I can sort it out. If you need more information or have questions, please ask me BEFORE you buy. I will always get back to you as soon as possible.

Return Policy
Within 30 days of payment.
Item should be in unused condition and unwashed.
Postage/shipping is not refundable and the buyer is responsible for return shipping costs. Money refund will be given after paypal fee are deducted.
Please select "Paypal" to pay via your Credit or Debit Card or your Paypal Account.

My prices are in GBP (UK pounds), Paypal will do the currency conversion for you automatically when you pay if you are paying in another currency.

I am based in the United Kingdom, I am always happy to ship worldwide

If you are new to etsy, please see this buying guide:
To keep shipping costs low, the postage price listed are for standard second class (within UK) and Airmail Small Packets (to everywhere else). I always obtain proof of postage, but items cannot be tracked with these postal options.
***If you require signed-for delivery or insurance for your item, please email us for postage costs***

I aim to provide a fast and efficient service for buyers and will post your item within 2 working days after payment.

All items arrived gift wrapped at no extra cost.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders always welcome, please contact me with your requirements :)
Text, photos and designs are copyright of © Pouch.
Find me on the web:
blog: www.meyouandmagoo.co.uk
Twitter: @pouchvintage
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pouchvintage