About Jane

I am Jane, the brains and beauty behind Projects By Jane.

This is me when I was thinner. I like looking at me thinner.

Projects By Jane started out as a blogging journal of my journey through bag-making.

I wanted to record every success, every failure, every regret.

And so I did. And that's how......
Every bag has a story!

I got better and better at making bags. So one day, I started teaching others to make bags.

For free.
Crazy, right?

In 2011 I published my first bag pattern for sale. Now I have 9 bag patterns in my shops. Go here.

Now I can call myself an indie bag designer.


By day, I make bags. By night, I also make bags.
Occasionally these bags run out of closet space and I go to craft markets to sell them.

Sometimes I'm very successful.

Sometimes I'm a little less successful.

But every craft market has a story!

Join me on my journey while I conquer the world,
one bag at a time.


Customisation of bags/sewing
I do not do any custom work. Please do not send me images or details of your requests. Please do not ask me for quotation for anything.

If you wish to link to my tutorials, you may use my image of the finished product. (not the unfinished stages)

Links to you
Please do not send me links to your blog or website asking me to link to you.

Link Parties
I only participate in sewing link parties. If you would like me to link to your party, feel free to email me or via a comment. Please know that I may delete your comment or ignore your email if your party is weird/boring/not cool enough or I don't feel comfortable in any way.

Broken links in my tutorials
I keep some files at free sites. Sometimes my stuff gets moved around. I do not get informed. If you see a broken link in my tutorials, I appreciate it if you email me with the details and I will get it fixed.

Customisation of items in my tutorials
Please do not send me requests for specific size of items in my tutorials. You need to figure it out yourself.

Purchase of my ready made bags/accessories
I rarely list my ready made items on Etsy. If you are interested in any item, please feel free to email me for the price and dimensions. (serious buyers only!) International buyers may pay via paypal. I can list the items on Etsy or invoice you with paypal. Shipping via Singapore post, registered mail. For Singapore buyers, you may pay via bank transfer and opt for shipping via registered mail or pick up at Vivocity, Singapore on my craft market dates. See here for the dates when I sell at VivoCity, Singapore.

Replies to your comments
If you comment on my blog and do not get any replies, it could mean...
a) you are a no-reply blogger which means I can't reply you via my gmail so check for my response in the same blog post/comments
b) i got nothing to say
c) you creep me out

Replies to your emails
If you have emailed me or facebooked message me and do not get any replies, it could mean...
a) it went into spam
b) your email is a solicitation and I am ignoring you
c) you creep me out

If you are a customer and did not hear back from me, please email me again or convo via Etsy, whatever it takes. I always reply all customers as soon as I get the mail. Please know I live in Singapore and our timezone is different. I'm also prone to take naps during the day.

Bag patterns
1. You may use my patterns to teach. You and every student need to purchase my bag pattern.

2. You have bought my pattern. Can you send the pattern to another person who wishes to "borrow" it? No. Regardless of your relationship with the "borrower",  it's a No. That borrower needs to purchase my bag pattern. Or you could purchase another copy for the person and write a note that you are purchasing for so-and-so if he/she is unable to do so.

 3. You may sell the finished products you made using my patterns. I set no limit on the number you may make or sell as long as it is handmade by you. If you hire labour or outsource the production of the items, you will need to purchase a separate license from me to do so. Please email me at projectsbyjane@gmail.com for details.
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