June 2017 Handbag of the Month

Congratulations to Marcia Lunz of Milwaukee, WI!

Our May 2017 Handbag of the Month contest was an extremely close indeed with our eventual winner not decided until the last few days, but in the end Marcia’s  leather-look Baggalista prevailed!  Her prize? … a $25 virtual gift certificate and a permanent place of honor in our “Handbag of the Month Archive“!

Click HERE to see a photo of Marcia’s beautiful winning bag, but now, it’s time to reset for a brand new month!

So…Whenever you’re ready…Just scroll down to check them out!

So let’s kick it off with Mary-Lou Wightman‘s adorable HipBag Hybrid! Mary-Lou swapped the front mag snap closure for a nice shiny turn clasp and used polka dot vinyl for the front flap which looks fantastic with our polka dot zipper!

And this glitzy Triple Play was created by Nancy Davis of Vernon, AZ for her daughter. Nancy said she likes adding pendants or some kind of jewelry to her bags and this brooch is just perfect for this print!

Paula Louis of Barstow, CA said she used fabric from a collection called “Correspondence” for her Everyday Attache. Our younger readers may not know this, but this bag reminds me very much of an airmail envelope.



And Cynthia Taylor of Evansville, IN said she loves all of our patterns but that the Harmony Handbag is still her favorite! She’ll be stylin’ on her vacation this summer, no?

And if you’re a Star Trek fan, then this Everyday Attache is right up your alley! Kerry Jirak of Ankeny, IA said she’s been into Star Trek and all things “geeky” for over 20 years & this bag is a way she can carry that over into her everyday life! Great job Kerry!

Jacalyn Cummings of Sun City West, AZ said she is partial to earth tones so she chose these fabrics for a very classic look and then monogrammed the front pouch pocket of her Quattro!


And I love the unique look of this Quattro by Carol Colaianni of Hudson, MA. Carol said that the main exterior fabric is a Yui Kokeshi cotton from Alexander Henry!

And finally, this Everyday Attache was fashioned in dragon-fly fabric by Shirley Allen of NJ. Shirley added two embroidered dragon-flys as zipper pulls on the outside zipper and a dragon fly charm on the inside zip!

So…there you have it!

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7 Comments So Far, You're Next!

  1. would like to vote for the beautiful Star Wars bag by Kerry JIrak.

  2. Megann Sheckler

    Star trek gets my vote

  3. vonda woolums

    I vote for Nancy
    Davis handbag

  4. If you wish to vote (and we would love for you to vote), please click on the “Vote” button and it will take you to the voting page. 🙂

  5. Kerry Jirak’s Star Trek bag is so cute I vote for Kerry ‘ s bag…it rocks….

  6. Cathie Starnes

    I love the Everyday Attache with dragonfly fabric.

  7. I’m partial Shirley’s beautiful fireflies. I love the design and the colors.