pretty and practical bags for cyclists and adventurers

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pretty and practical bags for cyclists and adventurers

12 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Tessa Walker

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Anonymous on Jun 7, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Tessa was fantastic -- easy and fun to work with on a requested modification, with a surprisingly quick turn-around -- and the resulting bag is wonderful! Very well designed and made. I love it!

Anonymous on May 25, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Just perfect!! Thanks Tessa for working with me and making a knitting bag custom to my requests! You are a pleasure to work with and your work is amazing! I love the idea of this bag and I already have it full and ready to take with me so I can knit anywhere and my projects and yarn are safe and protected. I would highly recommend this seller! Great communication, fast turn around time and shipping! Thank you so very much!!


On learning to build awesome bike bags

UppityB was born from a decade-long stint working in urban planning and bike transportation, combined with a lifelong love of fiber arts. Based on the idea of Cycle Chic - that urban cycling style can be elegant, relaxed, and completely functional without an ounce of spandex - the goal of UppityB is to build bags that function perfectly on the bike and look great off the bike.

All UppityB bags are handmade in Portland Oregon on a vintage 1960s Singer Slant-o-Matic. I work out of my home studio perched on the top floor of a vintage apartment building. My view from the studio in winter is a jigsaw of rooftops, but in summer I can't see a single house - just endless treetop green. When I need a break from cutting and sewing the cats and I do a little birdwatching.

Sustainability is an important part of UppityB. As well as encouraging sustainable transportation options by making pretty bike bags I conduct all my business logistics by bike - everything from taking packages to the post office to traveling with my wares to craft fairs.

(Studio photos by Lauren M.)

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Shop members

  • Tessa Walker

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Cyclist At Large

  • Sprocket & Celsius

    Shop Cats

    Sprocket and Celsy volunteer for quality control, as well as frequent games of footsie around the photo drape.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 30, 2012
Welcome to UppityB! After a decade working in urban planning and bicycle transportation this little business is a return to my first love of fiber arts and textiles. As a maker I tend to gravitate toward three-dimensional work, so bag-making really lets my brain out to play. Tackling questions of prettiness and practicality in bike bag design is great fun, and it lets me put my bike transportation know-how to good use.

For blog updates and other info please visit www.uppityb.com

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UppityB accepts payment for Etsy items through PayPal. If you don't have a PayPal account don't worry - you can still purchase items and choose "Add to cart > Check out with PayPal > Don't have PayPal" for credit/debit card options. If you are redeeming a gift certificate to the UppityB shop choose the "Other" payment option to enter the code on your certificate.

All products are sent once payment is received. If you have any trouble making a purchase please let me know and I'll make sure things are working smoothly.

I don't include a printed receipt with your order unless you request one. If you're purchasing a gift and want to give the option of a return/exchange please let me know when you order and I'll include a gift receipt.
NOTE: For the first two weeks of June orders will be shipped WEEKLY ON SATURDAYS while I do some traveling. Thanks for your patience.

At all other times, all items are shipped via USPS First Class mail within 3 business days of receipt of payment. International orders may get delayed at customs - it's not common but it does happen, so it's worth keeping in mind if you've got a deadline.

For rush orders that need to arrive by a certain date please contact me - I'm happy to hustle things to the post office. Additional shipping costs of $5 (less for small items) for Priority Mail will apply.

If your shipping address (the one entered into Etsy) is different from your payment address (with PayPal) your package will be sent to the address provided on Etsy unless you request otherwise.
Refunds and Exchanges
UppityB offers full refunds within 30 days of purchase for items returned in as-sold condition, and exchanges within 30 days for items of equal value. Your shipping costs covering returns will be refunded to you through paypal.