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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...

August 22, 2019

I always feel like a kid when I see something shiny. My eyes light up and I just have to have that item no matter what it is a dress, shoes, handbag or a leather coin purse. This was exactly the case when I came across the beautiful leather hides from The Leather Guy. I started using small pieces of leather back in Summer 2015 when we started making clutches and pouches. I found their site through a search of the internet and I have honestly been hooked ever since.

My favorite pieces are their metallic gold leather hides that we use to make our leather coin purses. Their beautiful gold leather gives our coin purses that fun pop of color and sophistication.

Our customers have remarked on the number compliments they get...

April 30, 2019

Now that Spring has officially begun, it’s the perfect time to add Fabric Handbags Made in the USA to your closet. The start of a new season gives you the perfect excuse to add some new accessories to your rotation. Our handmade handbags are just what you need to add a pop of color to your daily wardrobe. Need a cute tote bag to pair with your favorite jeans’ bags or a beautiful clutch bag to attend a special event well 144 Collection has you covered. Our American made handbags are made with the utmost attention to detail and quality. We use an array of designer fabrics from cotton, silk to wool that we purchase here in New York City and parts of the USA. Our goal is to provide you with a handmade bag that is not onl...

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...

October 3, 2018

 

Tired of having to walk around with all that loose change in the bottom of your handbag? Then this floral coin purse wallet is perfect accessory for you. On days when just want to travel with just the minimum, this cute coin purse is a stylish way to carry around your change, cash, or credit cards. This coin purse makes a great stylish wallet and gift for family or friends. Each coin purse is handcrafted, so each one is unique! At just 3.5 inches tall by 4.75" wide, it's also the perfect size to fit into your purse or handbag.

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...

April 20, 2018

If you are anything like me, you panic when Mother’s Day rolls around. This year, Sunday, May 13th we celebrate Mother’s Day and the women who give us unconditional love and understanding. Mother’s Day gifts are the perfect way to tell mom just how special she is. It can be tricky to find good presents for mom, but we’re here to help you find that unique handcrafted gift that makes mom smile. Check out our collection of gifts for mom and find everything you need to make mom feel special without breaking your bank:

Floral Twist Tote Bag

$70

Brown Mini Crossbody Bag

$54

Swifting Blue Foldover Leather Clutch

$58

Dashes Black Foldover Leather Clutch

$58

Bon Voyage Black Leather Pouch

$56

Aqua Canvas Makeup Bag

$36

 Floral Blue Wristl...

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