MadeByGrandad

Stylish and functional bags all hand-made to order

Rothbury, England | 733 Sales

MadeByGrandad

Stylish and functional bags all hand-made to order

Rothbury, England 733 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(237)

Announcement   All MadeByGrandad products designed for Apple hardware are now available to suit the new 2018 ranges of iPad Pros, MacBooks and iPhones.
Please convo if in doubt - all are made to order as always with MadeByGrandad.

As MadeByGrandad products are all custom-made to order, if you like a design but would prefer it in different fabrics, please just convo me and I will do my best to satisfy. None of the products are available off-the-shelf so please note the expected despatch time to avoid any disappointment.

Bags for technology, bags for style and bags of fun - all handmade to last and delight. Never be without your essential stuff, never lose your style.

Take a look also at www.madebygrandad.co.uk for the low-down.
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My own need to carry an iPad, iPhone and camera was the start of these practical and stylish bags. Tried and tested and carefully crafted - technology is where you need it. What started out as just my own personal bag has developed, with the help of enthusiastic Etsy customers, into an exciting range. Accommodating Tablets and Smartphones, along with a variety of camera formats and just about anything else you care to carry, my Messenger Bags and Shoulder-Purses are stylish, practical and versatile. Each bag is custom-made to its owner's requirements, so, whether you are left or right-handed or just plain fussy, YOUR bag will be right for you.

See videos demonstrating the products at http://www.madebygrandad.co.uk/gallery/videos.html.

Available in many colours and pattern combinations - please convo me or have a look at http://www.madebygrandad.co.uk/materials.html for some ideas.

Take a look at www.madebygrandad.co.uk for more about MadeByGrandad.

Announcement

Last updated on 05 Dec, 2018

All MadeByGrandad products designed for Apple hardware are now available to suit the new 2018 ranges of iPad Pros, MacBooks and iPhones.
Please convo if in doubt - all are made to order as always with MadeByGrandad.

As MadeByGrandad products are all custom-made to order, if you like a design but would prefer it in different fabrics, please just convo me and I will do my best to satisfy. None of the products are available off-the-shelf so please note the expected despatch time to avoid any disappointment.

Bags for technology, bags for style and bags of fun - all handmade to last and delight. Never be without your essential stuff, never lose your style.

Take a look also at www.madebygrandad.co.uk for the low-down.
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My own need to carry an iPad, iPhone and camera was the start of these practical and stylish bags. Tried and tested and carefully crafted - technology is where you need it. What started out as just my own personal bag has developed, with the help of enthusiastic Etsy customers, into an exciting range. Accommodating Tablets and Smartphones, along with a variety of camera formats and just about anything else you care to carry, my Messenger Bags and Shoulder-Purses are stylish, practical and versatile. Each bag is custom-made to its owner's requirements, so, whether you are left or right-handed or just plain fussy, YOUR bag will be right for you.

See videos demonstrating the products at http://www.madebygrandad.co.uk/gallery/videos.html.

Available in many colours and pattern combinations - please convo me or have a look at http://www.madebygrandad.co.uk/materials.html for some ideas.

Take a look at www.madebygrandad.co.uk for more about MadeByGrandad.

Ellison Roy Stephenson

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Hot off the press and just right when you need your phone and bits and pieces but don't need to carry a bag. Complete wiyh detachable long shoulder strap, key clip and made-to-order in lots of different fabrics.
Now - a messenger satchel with a removable and washable lining. Kids, dogs, lunches - this bag loves them all!
New size messenger satchel now to suit iPad Mini. Very similar in functionality to its larger cousins only more compact. Available in all the usual (and varied) fabrics and custom-made by Grandad to order.
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About

Doing what I love to do and sharing it with appreciative customers

I was always doing things with my hands, my mother used to call us a 'crafty family' (for all the right reasons you must understand).  I can remember sitting on the hard ash path down the garden having been given a hammer, a brick and a jar of rusty, used and bent nails, and being instructed by my Uncle Charlie how to straighten them.  I was probably around 4 years old and for me this was heaven: looking back on it, I had a pile of raw materials, a suitable tool and, apparently the ability to turn those raw materials into something better and useful (straight-ish and re-usable nails).  These were post-war years in rural England (around 1950) when 'recycling' was not a word in common use but 'thrift' was everywhere.  Yes we were a crafty family, which I shall explain in more detail later, but we were also a thrifty family - possibly out of simple need, but more likely out of an inborn drive to make things better, to improvise, and not to waste.

So, I've spent my life making things - sometimes to pay the bills, sometimes just for the fun of it.  Schools were (mostly) thoroughly enjoyable and inspiring - seven years learning to be an architect - a lifetime of grasping opportunities and adapting to their challenges. Over that time I have gained a few skills from a variety of disciplines: woodwork, artwork, photography, music, needlework, even a bit of metalwork (although I've always regretted the lack of a basic background in metalwork skills).  The result of all this is steady output of artefacts, some of which are shared elsewhere on this site.  Not a place to show myself off but a place to share a passion with you. You who may already have similar inclinations, or are perhaps needing a little encouragement to step into the endless world of making things.

Shop members

  • Ellison Roy Stephenson

    Owner, Designer, Architect, Artist, Photographer, Maker And Doer

    A life making things and gaining some skills in the process: woodwork, artwork, photography, music, needlework, even some metalwork. A steady output of artefacts, some of which are found on this site: this is a place to share my passions with you.

Shop policies

Last updated on 19 March, 2018
MadeByGrandad likes nothing better than turning out a first class article from the best materials and using the best techniques. Products are all pretty much one-offs although the styles and designs may carry through several versions. Many of the materials used are sourced in small quantities when something interesting has caught my eye, so contrasts, linings and trims are sometimes limited to just a few products. If you are looking for something which is similar to but not exactly like a listed item, please feel free to enquire and I will do my best to help. Most of my products can be further customised with left or right-handed versions (no charge), embroidered initials, custom decals and additional pockets where appropriate: just ask and we will work together to arrive at the perfect solution!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • Gift cardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 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 personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I want you to be pleased with your purchase. If you are not happy with your purchase, contact me within 5 days of receipt to discuss possible exchange or return. All items must be in new unused condition upon return for exchange or refund, and return carriage costs are the purchaser's responsibility. MadeByGrandad will not be liable for any consequential loss related to the use of one of its products.
Payment
Etsy Payments is a convenient way of paying for your order - it operates in many countries and offers a wide variety of payment options - Paypal, Apple Pay, Android Pay, credit/debit cards etc. If Etsy Payments is not available in your country, check your Etsy settings for other options. Your item will be shipped once payment is confirmed and the item is ready.
Shipping
All MadeByGrandad products are individually handmade to order - there are no ’stock’ items. This allows you to have control over fabric choices and sometimes customisation of designs. Please note the shipping time on a listing - I will always try to improve on this if I can. My shipping times change from time to time depending on how busy I am (there is only me!).

Products are usually shipped in the UK either by Royal Mail 1st Class or by Royal Mail Special Delivery (messengers, satchels and similar, normally the latter - slightly more expensive I'm afraid but offering the most secure tracking system). International orders are usually shipped using either Royal Mail International Standard or International Tracked and Signed where available. You will be advised of an anticipated shipping date and tracking details if available.

As your goods will often needs a signature on receipt - please let me know if you have any special requirements - e.g. perhaps deliver to place of work rather than home - etc.

A reminder for international customers: import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or the shipping charges. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility. Under no circumstances will I alter the cost or description of goods on any customs paperwork to avoid customs fees or taxes.
Additional policies and FAQs
All items are produced in a smoke-free environment.

Please note any bag contents illustrated are not included.

Where Harris Tweed is used, the design of the official Harris Tweed label and its position may vary depending on labels supplied by the Harris Tweed Authority.

MadeByGrandad will not be held liable for any consequential loss arising from the use of its products.

Have a look at www.madebygrandad.co.uk for all the background to Grandad and the products.