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About

 

Hello and welcome to bagsYOUtote.com  I am Barbara Harris.  My sister, Brenda Harrington, and I are the owners, designers, and seamstresses of bagsYOUtote.

We design, sew, and sell quality handmade bags from new and up-cycled fabrics.  Serving our communities is why we started bagsYOUtote.com.  For this reason, we don’t just want to sell you bags and accessories, we want to support people in the everyday situations they encounter in life.  God commands us to love one another. Therefore, we want to use bagsYOUtote as a way to let Christ’s light shine through us.  Brenda and I are passionate about growing bagsYOUtote from a hobby to a thriving business.

Enjoy your time browsing and buying on bagsYOUtote.com.  You can rest assured that it is a secure and safe site to purchase the bags YOU tote and accessories.

I started making reusable shopping bags for myself and for others as gifts in 2008.  This led to selling them at crafts fairs under the name “Bags by Bobbie”.  In 2010, I added to the product line and opened an ETSY shop under the name bagsYOUtote.

I almost closed the ETSY shop in 2014 due to the lack of time.  However, a burst of enthusiasm arose when the tag line “It’s not how heavy the burden, it’s how you carry it” came to mind along with the scriptures Matthew 11:28-30 and John 3:16-18.  Then, in 2015 I designed a specialty bag for my first retail customer.

For more flexibility to grow bagsYOUtote, in 2016 Brenda came on board and we created this website to sell an expanded line of products that we design and sew exclusively on bagsYOUtote.com.

We hunt for a wide selection of fabrics  to hand make the bags YOU tote.  Click here to learn more about our creative design process.

Some of our items are ready-to-ship while others are started when your order is placed.  Click here to see our Terms page and to get familiar with our order timeline, return,  and shipping policies.

We also have many one-of-a-kind and limited quantity items.  However,  don’t hesitate to contact us if you are interested in ordering more quantity than listed.

The best way to stay current on our new items is to join the bagsYOUtote E-Club (click here to join and review the benefits).  In addition, you could also visit bagsYOUtote.com weekly as well as like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, twitter, and Pinterest.

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It’s not how heavy the burden, it’s how you carry it.

Matthew 11:28-30
John 3:16-18


 

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