Bag Custom Requests
Commissions generally require a deposit or full payment up front. I don't do commissions.
Instead, I do custom requests. It's pretty much the same thing as a commission,
only I don't take any payments up front.
How it works is, you fill out the form below, and I will decide if I want to make it or not. I do not guarantee that I will make every single request. But if I do make your request, I'll contact you through Facebook to let you know, and ask any questions I may have about any extra details, such as flap styles. I will send you an unlisted link to the final product when it's done, and you will have up to 7 business days to purchase the bag. If you decide that you don't want it, or if I haven't heard back from you at the end of the 7 business days, I'll make the listing public and sell it to someone else!
The bags listed below are 100% designed by me from creation of the pattern up to the final product. I do not do customizations on bag designs that are derived from patterns that I have purchased from another designer. I will also not take an image from somewhere and build a new bag to look just like it.
*Standard or a batwing flap
*2 zipper pockets
*1-2 slip pockets
*Apx 12"L x 3-6"W x 8"D
*Standard or faced front
*Large zipper pockets
*Large slip pockets
*Convert to purse/backpack
*Apx 15"L x 5"D x 15"H
The Greedy Clutch
*Standard or themed flap
*10 credit card slots
*Purse handle & wristlet
*Small & easy to carry
*Apx 9.25"L x 2"D x 5.5"H
The Bat Company
*Anchor or grommet strap
*Inner zipper pocket
*"Hidden" slip pocket
*Fits most portable devices
*Apx 14.5"L x 3"W x 10.5"H
As a rule, I will make up to two back-to-back custom requests per person. If the requester doesn't buy either of the bags, I will no longer do custom requests for them. If they want to request multiple bags (separately), and purchase them, then there is no limit to the amount of custom requests they can put in, as long as they do not cancel/skip on two consecutively.
Custom request FAQ
How do you decide which bags you will or won't make?
Because I do my "commissions" with zero money up front, I have to think about the resale value. Quite simply, if you decide not to purchase your requested bag, then it goes up for sale to the public on my site. If the bag is not something that my usual clientele would like, then there is a pretty good chance that I will not make it.
How much will a custom bag cost?
It depends on the bag that you design. Each element that you add may raise the price depending on whether or not it's a custom piece.
The Narcissist starts at $100
The Flatterer starts at $100
The Greedy Clutch starts at $60
The Bat Company starts at $100
What kinds of things can I change on a custom bag?
Besides all of the options listed above in the form, you can upgrade pretty much any aspect of the bag. Instead of a single color, you can request fabric with a specific design on it, such as bats or flowers. You can choose custom themed hardware (if available) as well.
You can also add extra pockets, request less pockets, add spikes or extra rivets or other decorative bits!
How long does it take to make a custom bag?
It can take anywhere from a few hours to a couple of weeks. It all depends on my day to day schedule, and how many other bags are in queue ahead of you. If I need to special order hardware or vinyl for your design, the timeline could be pushed out by a few weeks as well.
How do I buy my custom bag?
Once complete, I will create an unlisted page for your bag, here on my site. I will send you the direct link through Facebook messenger. You will then have 12 business days to make your purchase and complete the transaction. Your bag will ship out within 2-3 business days of purchase, and tracking will be sent to you via email.
Do you ship to Canada, or anywhere else?
At the moment, no. Due to the current shipping prices, I do not ship to anywhere outside of the US. I am not comfortable charging someone $30-50 for shipping a bag. If shipping prices drop, I will revisit this decision.
Can I request any bag on your site as a custom?
Nope. The only bags that I do custom requests for are the ones that I have designed myself. Meaning that I drew, drafted and created the entire pattern and bag design with my own hands. I will also not accept a reference image with the request to recreate someone else's design.