Announcement Thank you for visiting my shop! If you are local to St. Pete, FL and the Tampa Bay area you may have seen my booth at the Saturday Morning Market in St. Pete. Although the market is closed for the foreseeable future, I've been working hard to move my inventory into my online store. If you are familiar with my products, but don't see them here, just drop me a note (!) I likely have it, just haven't had a chance to list it yet. Thank you and stay healthy!
Thank you for visiting my shop! If you are local to St. Pete, FL and the Tampa Bay area you may have seen my booth at the Saturday Morning Market in St. Pete. Although the market is closed for the foreseeable future, I've been working hard to move my inventory into my online store. If you are familiar with my products, but don't see them here, just drop me a note (!) I likely have it, just haven't had a chance to list it yet. Thank you and stay healthy!
alwhite7 on Jul 20, 20215 out of 5 stars
Have purcased several items from this shop. Quality is superb!! I receive compliments all the time on the map products!
dylandog on May 18, 20215 out of 5 stars
Great CS!! Emailed me back quickly and searched her inventory for the tag I really wanted! Then she shipped my item the next day! Fabulous!
JL on Apr 17, 20215 out of 5 stars
I cannot say enough good things about these bags or the seller. The maps were preserved in excellent condition. They are durably created and do not feel cheap. I use it as a little clutch for when I go out. Holds an iPhone and key perfectly.
JL on Apr 6, 20215 out of 5 stars
I purchased two map pouches and they are STUNNING! Very well made and will be durable with proper care. I plan on using them as a clutch purse as they are big enough to hold a phone, key and lipstick easily. The seller is lovely and quickly responded to messages. Highly recommend her shop for a gift or to treat yourself.
KrispyMac on Feb 7, 20215 out of 5 stars
Extremely well made dopp kit made of recycled sail cloth and leather. My brother in law will love this birthday gift next month!
Every bag has a story
Hi there! After years of working on Capitol Hill and then an 18 month road trip down the PanAmerican Highway (all the way to Argentina!), I settled in St. Petersburg, FL along with my wonderfully patient and supportive husband. That transition in life gave me the opportunity to do what I love – create. Everyday I get to wake up and make something tangible with my hands. I get to upcycle fabrics, blend fashion and function, and create one-of-a-kind handbags.
Spring Green Handbags was born from a desire for the ultimate handbag. I simply couldn't find a handbag that met all my needs. Namely, I wanted a handbag that was both fashionable and functional. A seemingly simple request, but yet, so elusive. So I sat down at my sewing machine and channeled the energy and can-do attitude (some may call it stubbornness) from the long line of sewing women from which I come. Through passion, frustration, experience, and many MANY hours of designing, cutting, sewing, and trying again, the leather "Journey Bag" came into fruition. It is durable, fashionable, comfortable, uses upcycled fabric for the pockets, and holds all my necessities safely and securely. And with that, Spring Green Handbags was launched.
Spring Green Handbags proudly incorporates upcycled fabric into every single handbag. Leather purses have fun upcycled fabrics in the pockets, burlap bags are crafted from jute coffee sacks and vinyl billboard misprints, vintage maps are laminated from 1950's world atlases...
As a lifelong avid thrifter (and from a large family of thrifters), I was constantly finding fabulous old scarves, neck ties, dresses, skirts, table clothes, etc. that had been cast aside but still had so much potential! Before even starting Spring Green Handbags I had bins full of fun cast-offs with plans to reuse these colorful fabrics. Now with Spring Green Handbags in full swing, I have a legitimate reason to visit all my favorite thrift stores and flea markets :)!
:::EVERY BAG HAS A STORY:::
Over time, my product line has evolved and expanded to include a wide variety handbags, pouches, totes, clutches, and other bags all with the goal of combining function, fashion, and upcycling. Whether it's a map from an old atlas, the vinyl from a "Steak 'n Shake" billboard, or a leather tote with a Vera Wang scarf for a pocket, every bag has a story. Each bag is shipped with a note detailing its one-of-a-kind story.
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