Crafty Jack creates original and distinctive fabric gift ideas. I design and make bespoke bags and have a seasonal Christmas range of Stockings, Santa Sacks and Advent Calendars. My studio is located among the tee tree and sand dunes on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.
Crafty Jack started over 45+ years ago, but just as a hobby. It was 22 years ago, when I was able to turn my hobby into a business and I have been at markets for over 21 years in Australia. I design and make my products not only for their look but for their functionality and practicality. Every design takes time, from the conception through to its launch.
All my products are limited edition, individually hand cut out and sewn, so variation on size may occur. I take great pride that I use locally produced and woven Melbourne fabric in my bags, both Waterproof and Cotton; this is very unique to Craft Jack. The webbing used on the Swag Bags is also woven in Melbourne. My PVC Waterproof bags use colour exclusive fabric, only found with Crafty Jack products.
My products are split into 2 categories – Bags/Totes and Christmas Collection
My Christmas collection includes limited edition keepsake gifts. These include beautiful Advent Calendars, which are ready to use and come complete with quality chocolates. In years to come the pockets can be filled with a small gift, a handmade tree ornament or with more sweet delights. Other Christmas gifts include a variety of well-padded Stockings and the very original uniquely designed Stocking Santa Sack, both of which can be personalised. Looked after, these treasures can last for many years to come.
My bags all follow a similar concept. They are lightweight, practical, limited edition, and where possible will host a bottle pocket and will always have a key clip. Every bag collection is different and each bag will have features that are unique to its own design. Colour, shape and visual appearance is paramount.
The Swag Bags are made from 100% heavy duty cotton and are strong, durable and machine washable; hosting deep pockets, key clip and toggle fastener. They are the everyday accessory
The PVC Totes are made from waterproof fabric, which are both breathable and antibacterial. They are available in the original size and now in the “Mini”. They have a bottle or phone pocket, key clip, leather handles, magnetic fastener, numerous colours and are foldable. These bags have matching coin and card purses: and a larger clutch purse version will be available in the future.
The Designer Fabric Bags are fully lined, generally one-off, with pockets, key clip and various handle finishes.
The Utility and Fold-Up totes and Bottle Bags are design combinations of the Swag Bags and PVC Totes and use a variety of fabrics and features in their finish. These are all made in limited edition collections.
Crafty Jack offers a variety of gifts to suit all ages: bespoke orders are always welcome.
Check out craftyjack.com.au and / or come and see me at the markets
I have too much fabric still to use, so I don’t envisage retiring any time soon!