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HANDMADE BAGS BLOG

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Here we talk about all things handmade – we love sewing handmade bags, purses, clutches, coin purses, makeup bags, wristlets and baby bibs. We're always finding new fabrics and playing with new designs. Make sure to stay tuned here to learn more about what we do, where we're from (New York!) and find out about our latest favorite handmade accessories.

November 18, 2019

I can’t believe it that’s time again the holidays are almost upon us. We know you need to find those special gifts for her that not only show how much you care but will not break your bank. This is where our must have holiday gift guide comes in. We have put together a collection of unique one-of-a-kind gifts for those special ladies in your life. Whether it’s your mom, sister, girlfriend, wife or best friend these distinct gifts offer something stylish and functional. From handbags, wristlet wallets, makeup bags, clutches and coin purses you can’t go wrong with this collection of handmade accessories. Check out these ideas to find the perfect gift as fashionable, innovative and thoughtful as she is.

Brown Wool Tote B...

October 10, 2019

 A little birdie told me my favorite time of the year has arrived National Handbag Day! A day to celebrate the versatile collection of bags that tell the story of who we are. Are you a clutch lover, tote bag, purse, or crossbody bag person? The choices and styles seem endless and I haven’t even gotten to the choices of fabric. A good handbag is like a best friend. Always by your side, able to withstand the test of time and always up for a good adventure!

So, today in honor of this wonderful day. We are showcasing some of our most popular handmade purses, tote bags, shoulder bags, handmade clutch bags, and handmade crossbody/ messenger bags.

These stylish bags tell so many stories from practical purse, beautiful bridal...

October 4, 2019

Ladies, we love a good bag and more importantly we love a good clutch that can used day or night. This dashes black foldover leather clutch will have you falling in love with its’ roomy size and carryall style. This handmade clutch is great for everything from work events, weddings or nights out on the town. Its size (11 inches tall by 10 inches wide) makes it easy to carry around with essentials like your makeup, smartphone, keys and wallet. The best part is that you will not have to dig around in your clutch for these items like you would in a bulky purse.

This clutch purse will showcase your effortless style while not breaking your bank. It is conveniently priced at $58 so get ready for the compliments you’ll recei...

August 20, 2019

With Summer quickly winding down, I find myself trying to soak up the last bit of sun and relaxation. Summers tend to be a very busy time for everyone with vacations, weddings and social gatherings. While you are busy finding the right clothes for each of these events, what about your accessories? Your handbag is just as important as your outfit. Our summer clutch bags are just what you need to carry your essentials in style.

Leave that boring bland colored bag at home and embrace our vivid colorful print clutch bags.

Our handmade clutches are made with the utmost care and detail to secure your items when you are on-the-go. Your phone, identification, makeup, cash and cards will all be kept safe while you socialize or...

August 6, 2019

It’s safe to say that my love for the Paper Source knows no bounds. Ever since I discovered their stores, I have spent countless hours crafting and making cards. I’m so addicted to Paper Source that I call it my happy place. Before discovering their stores, I knew nothing about card making yet alone embossing. I started making cards about 2-3 years ago to accompany our handmade bag photos. As a small business owner your resources and dollars are limited, so I make most of our photo props. I have found that it saves on cost and I can use those props again and again when the season arrives. My love for card making was born thanks to them.

I learned how to emboss at their 77th Street and Columbus Avenue location in NYC....

April 26, 2019

Have you ever been all dressed up and ready to go but you can’t find the right accessory for the occasion? Our handmade evening bags will have you stepping out looking glam and ready to mingle. Perfect for a night out on the town, our clutches and evening bags are large enough to carry your smartphone, wallet, makeup and more. The exterior of these handmade bags is made with a combination of leather and cotton fabrics adorned with a beautiful fabric flower. The interior is fully lined and has a 10-inch-wide zipper closure to secure your belongings.

With a variety of prints that range from floral to abstract our handmade evening bags offer something for every woman. Make a statement with our Black Fold Over Leather Clu...

April 18, 2019

Last month, I decided to take the meet the makers challenge given by Joanne Hawker on Instagram. I honestly did not think I would be able to stick through the month-long challenge. As I posted every day, it gave me a chance to talk about my successes, failures and how I started this handmade life. It has been far from easy but definitely worth every stress filled moment. I thought it would great to share those stories here and bit more about who we are.

 My Sewing Work Space

Hello, I am Lesia (pronounced Lisa) Griffin I design, sew, create, photograph, blog, etc. for 144 Collection. I was born, raised and live in New York City (Queens to be exact). I started sewing years ago to help me de-stress from my day job. I had...

April 11, 2019

With Mother’s Day right around the corner (it’s on May 12th), we know you want to find that perfect gift for mom. You wonder what to give the person that gives so much to everyone else. So, this year we have put together a Mother’s Day Gift Guide filled with beautiful handmade accessories. This charming handcrafted gift guide will take the guesswork and stress out of finding the best gift for someone so special. Check out our collection of gifts for mom and find something handmade to make her smile.

Brown Floral Tote Bag

$70

This beautiful handmade tote bag is perfect  Spring accessory for Mom as she runs her daily errands or enjoys brunch with her friends.

Women's Ivy Green Crossbody Bag

$54

Mom will thank you for allowin...

October 10, 2018

 

If someone asked me how I discovered my love for sewing and patterns? I would say two words Amy Butler. Before I even dreamed of starting my own business, her beautiful fabrics and patterns drew me in. I remember I was just starting to learn how to sew and decided I would try her Madison bag pattern. Well, it looked nothing like the picture to say the least, but it did make me want to continue to learn how to sew. I was determined to make that bag and I did!

As much as I love Amy’s patterns, it’s her fabrics that have given me my biggest inspiration. When I finally decided to start 144 Collection, I knew that I had to use Amy Butler fabric. Her choices of color, design and the down-home feeling of her fabrics made i...

September 27, 2018

Who doesn’t love a handmade clutch that takes you from brunch with family to nights out on the town with ease? This past summer, I found myself traveling the city with my favorite pink clutch bag and a few essentials. I have always been fond of fold over clutch bags because they are travel friendly, practical and a very stylish companion. Our trendy clutches are guaranteed to be your next favorite travel accessory.

Made with cotton or leather our handcrafted clutch purses are Fall ready and travel friendly. At 10 inches wide, our clutches perfect when you want to carry a few essentials. Smartphone, makeup, card case, sunglasses toss them in and head carefree out the door. A one-of-a-kind handbag that you can carry wit...

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