Welcome to Carol Grace Designs, specializing in distinctive handmade and custom-made tapestry handbags, purses, tote bags, small drawstring gift bags, doll purses, zippered cases, cosmetic bags, along with detachable shoulder and wristlet straps. These unique designer-quality bags are fashioned out of beautiful tapestry, chenille and other decorator upholstery-weight fabrics and finished with sumptuous tassels. Many of these handcrafted tapestry handbags, totes and gadget pouches are one-of-a-kind creations, while others will be produced in very limited quantities.
Special Occasion Bags
These elegant tapestry handbags are perfect for special occasions or as evening bags. They feature twisted cord handles and silky tassels.
Handbags or Purses
These everyday tapestry handbags can be carried by hand or as shoulder bags. They are made from striking tapestry fabrics to beautifully complement your favorite outfitsfrom classic suits to jeans.
Medium Tote Bags
These tapestry tote bags have been designed to be used as large handbags or to carry baby, school, work or shopping items. Very distinctive, yet very functional.
Large Tote Bags
These large tapestry tote bags have been fashioned for use as diaper bags, needlework bags, overnight bags, shopping bags, carry-on bags, carryall bags or whatever else you need them for.
Extra Large Tote Bags
These extra large tapestry tote bags are the ultimate size when you need to carry as much as possible. Perfect as craft bags, overnight bags or carryall bags, these shoulder bag totes are very functional, as well as beautiful.
Zipper Bags - Accessory Gallery
These padded zipper bags or cases are perfect for carrying electronic gadgets, make-up, or other personal necessities. Use alone or slip into your purse or tote bag!
Detachable Purse Handles - Accessory Gallery
These detachable shoulder and wrist handles or straps can be clipped onto a Zipper Bag or used as replacement handles for any small purse or handbag. They feature either gold or silver colored snap hooks and are made from materials such as chenille, vinyl and twisted cord.
Custom Made Bags
For those of you who can not find the perfect ready-made bag, custom-made tapestry bags are also available. You choose your ideal bag size, fabric, handle length and tassel color and Carol Grace Designs will bring your vision to life.
Carol Grace Designs tapestry handbags or purses come in a multitude of colors, patterns and sizes to work with any wardrobe. A distinctive tapestry handbag is the perfect accessory for a classic suit, an alluring little black dress or a casual sportswear outfit. If you wear certain favorite colors, one tapestry handbag may beautifully complement most of your outfits or you may need a different handbag for each outfit. You might find a tapestry handbag that you just love and build your wardrobe around it. However you choose your tapestry handbag, it's sure to bring you lots of compliments.
Carol Grace Designs tapestry tote bags are the perfect accessories for busy women everywhere. The stunning tapestry fabrics are beautiful to look at and are very durable. Whether you have needlework projects, baby diaper bag necessities, work or school books, papers, or a computer, there is a tapestry tote bag designed and sized for your needs—or you can have a custom-made tapestry tote bag fashioned just for you. Tapestry tote bags are also perfect for carry-on bags or overnight bags. My personal favorite is my ''Grandma Bag'' that goes with me when I visit my grandchildren.
For those of you that have at least one electronic gadget such as a cell phone, digital camera, MP3 Player, iPod, iPhone, or BlackBerry, a lightly padded zipper case is the perfect accessory item. Most of them feature a removable padded divider so you can protect more than one gadget or keep them separated from other items such as make-up, credit cards, keys, or other personal necessities. Fashioned from beautiful fabrics, they can be used by themselves or tucked into your handbag or tote bag. Tiny rings and a skinny detachable shoulder or wrist strap can be added to transform these bags into shoulder purses, across the body bags or wristlets that are perfect when you only need to carry the basics. These 1/4'' to 3/8'' narrow straps are available in black, gold, cream, rust, brown, beige and khaki in either chenille, vinyl or twisted cord. The thin shoulder straps can be ordered in various lengths, including custom made, and are perfect as replacement handles for any small purses or handbags you already have.
Just for fun, I've added another type of bag to my repertoire — little tapestry drawstring bags. They can be used as a purse for a Victorian doll, to hold that special little gift for a loved one, or to store treasured jewelry. Whether you call them teeny, tiny, mini, miniature, micro, petite, small, or little, several different sizes are available, so there's sure to be one that perfectly fits your needs.
Testimonials from purchasers of a Carol Grace Designs tapestry handbag or tote bag proclaim: ''Gorgeous bag and super fast shipping. Highly recommended!'' ''Stunning and well-made bag; quick shipping and wonderful packaging--Thank you.'' ''My incredible bag! Magnificent! The double zipper. A touch of genius! A great idea. The fit empty is perfect!.....and the adjustable strap will be much used as it fills up.....and I love the weight....And the tapestry is gorgeous! Can you tell I love it! I will be walking (no strutting) the streets of London and Amsterdam in great style.....Again.....many thanks for a terrific one of a kind!!'' Darlene