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About SbJL

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Hello! Welcome to Stitched by JessaLu - Thank you so much for visiting my shop!   I have so much to tell you, this page keeps growing and growing!

Big Cartel limits the number of listings I can have so some of the large bags and wedge bags are options on the regular bag listings. Click on 'Large Box Bags' or 'Wedge Bags' to see what I have available. If you're looking for a certain print, try searching for the theme name - like 'Whovian' or 'Austen'. You might be surprised at what pops up!

When the shop is open, if a print shows 'sold out' then it's sold out (I'm sorry!) and I'm either waiting for the reorder to arrive to restock or I need to do inventory to restock.

When the shop is open, I do small updates almost daily. I do large shop updates with the SciFi prints about every 2 weeks.

If you want a heads up on larger shop updates, please sign up for the mailing list (link in sidebar), 'like' my page on Facebook and/or follow me on Twitter! You can also follow me on Instagram if you'd like to see my other crafty pursuits and some fabric sneak peeks. :o)

A big THANK YOU to everyone for your patience! Much appreciated! I am only a one-woman business and I can only do so much - I'd say that someday I'll have more help but then my bags wouldn't be 'Stitched by JessaLu' anymore ;o)


I recently began offering Jane Austen themed bags which were featured in the Dry Goods section of the Fall 2012 edition of Jane Austen Knits by Interweave Press - I have a screenshot up in my Ravelry group (and while you're there, why not join the group?)

SbJL is home of the ORIGINAL bucket bag! Often imitated but never duplicated. ;o) 

You can read a tutorial on the original usage of this bag here - they've since morphed into a knitting bag as well as spinning!

If there is a specific print you are looking for, please contact me! If you see a print in the shop that you'd like in a bucket, spindle, or large bag, let me know and I'll see what I can do! Thank you!


Box Bag Info: Each bag includes a color-coordinated zipper pull made of swarovski crystals and a silver bee – a signature addition to all Stitched by JessaLu bags. Sometimes the zipper pull you receive isn’t the same color as the one in the pictures since from time to time I’ll change my mind regarding color coordination but it *will* match!

Box Bag dimensions:

Regular: 7.5″ long, 3.5″ high, 4.5″ wide - large enough to hold a sock project or a spindle. Handles are long enough to fit over your wrist.

Large: 12″ long, 4″ high and 6″ wide – just the right size to hold a larger project

Wedge Bag dimensions:

Regular Wedge: 11" wide, 6" tall and 3" wide at the bottom. The perfect size for socks in progress or a similarly sized project.

Large Wedge: 15" wide, 10" tall and 4" wide at the bottom. This size will easily fit a sweater-in progress or (very) large shawl

LONG Wedge Dimensions: 15" wide, 7" tall and 4" wide at the bottom. This size will easily fit a smaller sweater, a two-color hat/mitten/scarf project or large shawl.

Bucket Bag dimensions:

Regular: 7″ tall, 4.5″ wide and 3.5″ deep

Spindle Bag dimensions:

One Size: 12.5″ long, 3.5″ wide, 3.5″ tall

**PLEASE NOTE** If you are worried about how to clean your bag, you CAN machine wash in cold water on delicate cycle after removing zipper pull (they have a clasp) and then air dry. You CAN put it in the dryer, but it may lose it’s shape.


All hand-sewn items are made by me (yes, I am a one-woman operation - unless I can wrangle my husband into ironing or cutting interfacing) on a c1937 Model 15-91 Singer sewing machine in a smoke-less and cat-less home (but not dog-less, though she's little and isn't allowed in the sewing room). 

You can see pictures of my sewing machine here. My machine isn't fancy, it doesn't have the ability to do a lockstitch edge but she's a workhorse and I love her. She does the job while my fancy new Singer sits in the closet, not working.

I am MORE THAN HAPPY to do custom orders!  If you see two fabrics on two different bags in the shop that you think will make a lovely bag for yourself or if you have a general color/print idea kicking around and would like to design your own SbJL bag please don't hesitate to contact me! (please note that custom requests are for fabric only - I cannot take requests for custom bag designs at this time and if I do not have the fabric in stock this will add significantly to the delivery estimate)  

**All bags are machine washable!!** 

 **ALL READY TO SHIP BAGS ARE IN THE 'READY TO SHIP' SECTION OF THE SHOP ONLY**  Anything ordered from that section will go out next business day. 

If you have a question about shipping times, please check my shop policies.  Thank you!

You can read about my knitting, spinning and sewing at my blog:  http://www.jessaluknits.com

I'm also on Twitter as StitchedbyJessa (and Ravelry, as JessaLu too!).  I post shop updates to Twitter so if you follow me you'll get a heads up with a shop announcement!

I also have a mailing list for shop announcements: http://eepurl.com/bLAaz

**NEW!**  There is now a FaceBook fan page for SbJL!  You can find it here:


Thanks for looking!  Please take a moment to review my policy page (link in sidebar) if you have questions! 


If you're interested in seeing what others think of my bags, here are some links to online reviews:

Full review (inside and out) by Wendy of Knit1HeartToo

Margene of ZenNeedle 

Deb of Wound Too Tight

Life and Yarn or Yarn and Life (Do you Jessalu, like I Jessalu?)

(if you have posted a review of my bags, please let me know!  I love to hear what my customers think of their purchases!)


***Massachusetts Shoppers - Paypal will add 6.25% tax to your purchase (not including shipping)***