thedaintysquid

high quality handmade zipper bags

Cleveland, Ohio On Etsy since 2019

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

thedaintysquid

high quality handmade zipper bags

Cleveland, Ohio | 3,228 Sales

Announcement    I'm sprinkling in mask restocks as quickly as I can sew them. Be sure to browse through my sold items and hit 'let me know when it's back' to be notified when prints return and help choose which I bring back!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/thedaintysquid/sold

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 16, 2020

I'm sprinkling in mask restocks as quickly as I can sew them. Be sure to browse through my sold items and hit 'let me know when it's back' to be notified when prints return and help choose which I bring back!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/thedaintysquid/sold

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Kaylah Stroup

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Kaylah Stroup

Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(910)
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quality 250 shipping 183 customer service 28

Updates

a huge elastic mask update hit the shop today.
more masks in the shop today sparkles
mask update today! sparkles more next week too!
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About thedaintysquid

Sales 3,228
On Etsy since 2019

The Dainty Squid started around eleven years ago. I sold various handmade goods online and eventually found my niche sewing zipper pouches and other small bags. Over the next few years, I sold thousands to customers all around the world.

Eventually, I wore myself out. I was right one the brink of a HUGE life change and basically wanted to ditch all of my old routines. I needed something new. I had been making pretty consistent money blogging so my sewing machine and I broke up. I sold all my supplies, put the remainder of stock on clearance and said ‘goodbye’ to my little sewing business.

At the very end of 2018 I received an email that ended up rekindling my love of sewing. The husband of someone who had purchased one of my bags all those years ago wanted help hunting down the fabric for a replacement pouch since hers had finally worn out.

My first reaction was ‘Aw, that’s nice but I am definitely over that chapter.” An hour later, I was still thinking about his email. ‘I guess it wouldn’t hurt to help hunt down the fabric.’ Another hour and I’m emailing the guy telling him to ship the fabric to me and I’ll make her a brand new pouch.

A couple days later, the fabric showed up in my mailbox. I immediately got to work and made her five brand new pouches. You know what? It felt GOOD. Like, reeeally really good. Everything from the way my shears felt cutting the fabric to the smell of the iron was just perfect. I felt like me. Suddenly, I missed The Dainty Squid. I wanted to be sewing again. I craved the feeling of creating something.

I woke up the next day thinking about starting The Dainty Squid up again. It consumed my mind. The day after that I was ordering fabric and other supplies to get started.

I'm back sewing full force again! I had no idea how much I missed it. So funny how I went all this time never really thinking too much about it but that one little email sparked something. It reminded me how much I truly loved making things and selling online.

Shop members

  • Kaylah

    Owner, Photographer, Maker

  • Squid

    THE Dainty Squid, Actual Boss Lady

  • Klaus

    Ball Squeaker

  • Professor

    Tiny Screaming Kitten

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Jan 11, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I absolutely take custom orders. If you need something in a size other than what's listed, just contact me and we can figure something out!

Wholesale availability

YES! Contact me for a line sheet. Please include a link to your store's website and/or social media. Looking forward to chatting.

Care instructions

Spot clean only.