The Handbags

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I design and make a range of handbags, there should be a style to suit everyone and all occassions. Each style has a Scottish name which I think reflects the bag. Many of my bags are unique or are produced in short runs depending on the fabric available. My bags are made in some of the finest cloth that is produced locally in Scotland and just across the the Border. I work mainly in Tweeds and Tartans that have a long rich history of being woven in the Scottish Borders. In the spring and summer I add printed cottons and linens to my collection.


The Fantoosh is a real handbag that can be carried by hand. They come in either a small or larger size. They have padded handles that make them very comfortable to carry. These bags are great for an evening out, wedding or just for day to day use. The Fantoosh now come in the new “Funky” bespoke style which can be comissioned with personal lettering.


The Tapsalteerie is a shoulder bag. It is a similar shape to the Fantoosh however has a flap which can come in the same or contrasting fabric and it comes with a wide  handmade strap that reflects the bag.


The Peerie and Clootie Poak  perfect for theat special occassion in your life. The peerie poak is a good sized clutch bag with a bias cut flap and large hand covered button. The Clootie Poak  has a short handle which allows the bag to be either carried by hand or on the shoulder giving you a little more flexibility. This wee bag looks great in tweeds, tartans and florals.


The wee Skeerie and Tatterwallop are small bags with most of their seams on the outside giving them a rough look and adding to the texture of the fabric, making them just a bit different. The are great small daytime bags when you just need added colour a nd texture to an outfit.


The Lang and Jimpit Nebbies are  small everyday bags that leave you hands free.The Jimpit Nebbie has a short handle so it can be worn as a shoulderbag and the Lang nebbie has a much longer strap so the bag is worn across the bady and hangs on your hip again this bag comes in Tweeds and printed Linens.


The Kibble Hodden is a new bag in my collection and is one of the largest. It can come with either the short shoulderbag strap or with a longer one so you can wear it across the body. The flap on this bag is cut on the bias. This bag is large enough for an I pad and lots of other treasure. Makes a perfect everyday bag for work.


Ju-C Satchels come in “wee” and ” muckle” sizes they have a long strap and are meant to be worn across the body. They have a rough textured feel to them with seams on the outside. They are made with two contrasting panels of fabric and complimentary or clashing side panels. A great all rounder bag that definately stands out from the crowd.


Julias Rucksacks complete the collection.  They have adjustable straps and a padded back panel for your comfort they also have a small carry handle. They are made in Tweeds tartans and printed linens.


New for 2016 the Wee Brodie is a real girly handbag perfect for a wedding or a dance, this comes either with a magnetic closure or a lovely hand covered button you can order this one in tartans tweeds or linens.


The Wee Morag is another little evening bag in a quirky boxy shape, this can come on plain or mixed colours in tweeds, tartans or printed linens.


The largest bag in the collectio with a falp closure and with a decorative button, made to be worn across the body and can easily hold an A4 file so just right for the office.


Similar to the muckle version but a wee bit smaller this can be ordered either as a shoulder bag or as an across the body bag and comes in tweed and tartan.


The new Funky range of bags are based on all the styles of bags but each one is unique with wording machine embroidered on to the bag, this can be the name of the bag or whatever you like.  This is a slightly more expensive range due to the amount of work in each one. and they are great fun. Just ask for details.


All bags are fully lined have a button and elastic closure and internal pockets which are finished of with handcovered buttons. All the bags have an internal structure but are soft enough to hold quite a lot of things and are great for travelling as they are not to heavy and can be packed flat in a case.

Commissions- I do accept commissions. You are welcome to visit my studio and choose the style and fabric for personalised bespoke pieces. This would be by appointment only.

You can purchase the Handbags in my online shop just follow the link below


4 thoughts on “The Handbags

  1. Hi Julia,
    Looked at your bags at a shop on The Royal Mile….didn’t have enough cash on me at the time, but would love to purchase one of your Cute and really unique wee bags…where in Selkirk or Hawick can I purchase one when I next come through to visit Mummy xx

    • Hi Lorraine
      Thanks for getting in touch
      A.S campbell in Selkirk
      Heart of the Borders in Jedburgh
      Or I am based in St Boswells and you can give me a phone and come here, my phone number is 01835 824958 and I am here most days.
      Thank you for likeing my bags.
      I will also have an open studio the last weekend in August 31st -2nd of september
      Best wishes

  2. Hi Julie love your work went onto stay but you don’t seem to have any stock listed. I live in Australia so no local shops here, love the bags and brooches.

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