Hello! My name is Natalie, creator of the Juneberry Bags, and I’d love your help in starting a colorful line of bags that are like none you’ve seen before! I've been sewing and creating things with fabric since I learned to thread a needle, and I'm so excited that a long-time dream is finally becoming a reality.
Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved having options. I adore things that are multi-purpose, unique and versatile. Take, for example, a purse: Sometimes you want to carry the bag on your shoulder; sometimes you want to carry it on your back. Sometimes you want a bag with subdued colors, other times you want to match your purse to a pair of rockin’ green pants! So why can’t you have all these things in one bag?
Born from my personal need for variety, the Juneberry Bag is probably the most versatile bag you’ll ever own. The Juneberry Bag allows you to easily zip on and off new patterns, from one original cover to the next, creating an infinite number of looks (including personalized covers—see below for details). The covers are all uniquely designed by me, and many of them are nature-inspired.
You can also change the bag's functionality, converting the Juneberry Bag easily from a shoulder bag to a drawstring backpack or to a messenger bag, giving you the opportunity to choose whatever satisfies your preference or matches your activities that day. And it does all this without compromising style.
And, very importantly (and hard to find in a bag like this!), the Juneberry Bag will be offered at an affordable price. I want the purses to be accessible to all, not only to a small number.
The Juneberry Bags in a Nutshell:
-Easily zip on and off new covers, from one unique pattern to the next. Right now, choose from my five debut patterns. In the future, choose from a large variety of fun patterns, colors, and personalities to match any outfit or mood, all originally designed by me.
-Or, send me your original design or photograph that I make into a cover. Right now that process is pricey, but my exciting goal is to be able to offer that option more affordably one day.
-Convert the bag easily from a shoulder bag to a drawstring bag, enabling you to wear it on your back as a backpack.
-Or, convert the purse to a messenger bag, wearing it stylishly on your hip.
-The purse has snaps to close the bag, one inside pocket with a zipper and one without.
So. Here’s where you come in: Your support will help fund my initial order of purses, so that they can one day grace store shelves across the country! Your pledges will also allow me to start designing new patterns, so that owners of Juneberry Bags will have more variety moving forward. Also, the price of the basic Juneberry Bags package (the base purse plus two covers) is actually $5 less than what it will cost retail, so you're getting a bargain!
Your support will also allow me to pursue another avenue I’d like to take with the Juneberry Bags: The personalization of covers. That’s right—you send me your picture, drawing, or design, and I make it into a cover for you. Unique, simple, and creative. So, anything helps!
Special note regarding holiday gifts:
The bags will likely arrive on people’s doorsteps two-three weeks after Christmas. (Arg, just short of the holiday!!) However, if you want to give the bags as gifts, just let me know, and you will be emailed a lovely card you can print out and give to your friends and family on the holiday that shows them what they’ll be getting and allows them to choose which covers they want! This works out better, actually, as you’re not guessing ahead of time about which covers your friends and family would prefer. Also, you can give someone the gift of having her own personalized design or photo on the purse--awesome gift! (This item will take a little longer to prepare). Check out an image of the card right here by scrolling down a little.
So, thanks for reading! I hope you like my purse philosophy, for it’s one of fun, comfort, and versatility! Thank you so much for your support!
Risks and challenges
This project has been a constant (but pleasurable) learning process, and knowing how to problem-solve has been an integral and necessary skill to have. When faced with any future challenges, I will face them as I have before: To the absolute best of my ability. I've put in long hours to get small details right, and I plan to keep doing that, in the hopes that it will result in success. Everyone's encouragement is an important part of that success, and for that I am so grateful.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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