I'm Karen, I'm a fabric addict!
I am a one person business. I handle it all, designing, making, and photographing the products, adding them to the shop, shipping, and everything else you can imagine. Plus, there's a whole bunch of things you can't even picture! When you buy from me, be assured I will be following your order every step of the way.
I work with customers, every day, to create something special, just for them. Please ask for a custom order, it's my specialty!
I love fabrics! The patterns, colors and motifs constantly amaze me, many are true works of art.
The array of fabrics available motivated me to create my business. Using design and sewing skills, acquired during 27 plus years manufacturing outdoor gear, I created a line of eye catching and functional products, which I hand craft, in beautiful Colorado.
HOW DESIGNS ARE CREATED
Many bag designs spring from the fabrics first. How to best feature them is the initial consideration. The Tallullah purse, for instance, was initially designed to showcase larger prints. Following form is function. The focus shifts to making each bag useful, as well as attractive. This led to the creation of one of Zoe Designs most popular features, The Zoe Pocket Set!
Another of my popular styles is the Kipster Knitting Bag, designed for knitters on the go, there are plenty of pockets to organize, and various options to carry your knitting with you. No more plastic bags for your prized project!
Because I have so many fabric options I found my customers were struggling to decide on just one print for their messenger bags. Light bulb! I created my Morphin line of messenger bags, which have removable flaps, now you don't have to decide on just one. Plus I now have someone else to share my fabric addiction with...you!
HOW THE BAGS ARE CONSTRUCTED
Since my background has long been in the world of outdoor gear, I use top quality webbing, fabrics and hardware. I do not use leather, so my bags are perfect for vegans too.The majority of fabrics I use, for the foundation of the bags, are comparable to those you would find on a backpack. However I make the bags unique by overlaying parts of the body with a cotton print. This makes for a sturdy, but attractive and lightweight bag.
Zoe Designs bags are made to last! I take pride in creating extremely high quality bags. I use large seam allowances and copious amounts of reinforcements on stress points.
UNIQUE ONE OF A KIND BAGS
Many of the bags, especially the larger styles, are one of a kind, unique pieces. Most fabric options are purchased in small quantities, usually a yard or less. Only a few prints, such as the Day of the Dead, and some of the sheep fabrics are replenished, the remainder are used for stock items, or custom orders.
WHY BUY SUCH SMALL QUANTITIES OF FABRIC?
The large selection I am able to offer my customers is one reason. An additional benefit is that it makes each product that much more special, in most cases you will be the owner of a bag that is truly unique to you. No one else, on the entire planet, will have one like yours.
It's rare, in this world of mass production, to be able to say that about your bag. You can tell the person, for whom you bought a Zoe Designs bag, I had this custom made for you, no one else, but you, has one.
Besides, as I said above, I love fabrics!
Owner, Maker, Designer, I Do It All!
Welcome!, I'm Karen the owner of Zoe Designs Ltd., which I started in 1995. I've been selling my bags on line, since 2006.
Annie AKA Wiggles McBarky
I Am Cute!
As you can see I offer a large selection of bag styles and fabric options.
To see a comprehensive grouping of my bags, fabrics, custom work and bag details please visit :
My bags are designed not only to focus on the fabrics I select, but, to be useful as well. If I know one thing it is that my customers like pockets and organizational aspects in their bags!
Another focus of my design work is to create bags that will allow me to make adjustments in order to meet the needs of my customers.
Please feel free to contact me with questions about a bag style in which you are interested. I'm happy to chat with you about possible options.
I pride myself, not only on the quality of my work, but also my customer service!~
If you haven't received an answer to a conversation please contact me directly. Sometimes they get lost in cyberspace.
service [!at] zoesbagboutique.com
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Accepted payment methods
YOU MAY BE CHARGED CUSTOMS FEES. PLEASE NOTE EACH COUNTRY HAS DIFFERENT RULES AND REGULATIONS
WHEN I SHIP
I ship in 3-5 business days after I receive your payment. However during the busy holiday season, in November and December, please allow for an extra few days.
You will receive an email from me, thanking you for your purchase, and stating what day your package will ship.
You will also receive an email from Etsy, providing a tracking number if you are in the USA
HOW I SHIP
In the U.S.
I ship first class up to 16 ounces in weight.
For items over that weight I ship priority.
Most listings provide an option to select priority shipping.
I ship first class international for out of country purchases.
All customs charges are the responsibility of the customer. I have no knowledge of customs charges in other countries, sorry.
Returns and exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Money refunded by the same payment process you used to make the purchase. Please contact me prior to returning the item. EU customers have 14 days to contact me about a return, after receipt of their purchase.
Sorry no refunds on shipping costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
I'm sorry, but I don't have an embroidery machine that will allow me to add any names, or other images, to my bags.