My boss (me!) is allowing me to take off time during May! Wonders never cease. I will still be answering emails etc. but might be a bit slower as I am in the garden!

In motion: large Zinis, large Kipsters, Racker, Racker and large Zini sets. In the planning stage: Matties, mahjong tote and tile bag sets, Raccoons.

Contact me to place a custom order, ask for help or receive a "newly in stock" email for mahjong sets.

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Customers, their bags and kudos 2

Customers share their Zoe bags in action with their knitting projects!

knitting project bag with cats

Women's right to vote knitting bag

"This bag is absolutely perfect! So well made, and fast shipping. Thank you so much!"

knitting notions bag

"Love the bag! My lovely new notions bag on an afghan I am making for my grandson. Thank you!"

Celtic knots knitting bags

"I just got this in the mail and check out the size difference between her smaller one and the big one. I'm obsessed. Her bags are always well crafted and I officially dub this the sweater bag! I'll be getting another one soon. LOVE! Seriously it's bigger then most of my tote bags."


crochet project bag

and one crochet project bag!

"This amazing, cute little bag met all my expectations and more! Karen went out of her way to make this for me and I am in love! Thank you!"

Many thanks to Janet for sharing this awesome photograph of herself and her new Wigglebutts Fauna tote bag

tote bag for dog rescues

Thanks go to Carol for sharing this very seasonal pic of her new Morphin Messenger bag. The Morphins have removable flaps so you don't have to decide on one fabric!

messenger bag with removable flap

Amazing customer service. I was able to get a matching needle bag custom made in record time. The tote bag is very high quality. I absolutely love the print! I would highly recommend this shop. I will definitely be purchasing more items from this shop.

custom knitting needle pouch

knitting tote bag

Many thanks to Kristina for sharing this adorable photograph of her new Movie Monster Tootsie purse and a couple of cuties.

Guinea pigs and a movie monster purse

Hey Karen!

I got my bags yesterday and they are gorgeous!!
As always: high quality, great fabric and fast shipping
You and your bags are the bees knees!
Sugar skulls flat bottom bag
Sugar skulls zippered bag

Lea's new Sugar Skulls Kipster knitting bag and a very handsome Jack!

Sugar Skulls Kipster knitting bag and customers kitty

Many thanks to Maddy for sharing such kind words about my bags and sending me photographs of the Mahjong card pouches she bought to gift to her Mahjong group!


Karen, I can’t begin to tell you how special that the bags you make are.  I am blown away by how beautiful they are.  I am awed by your talent—and your sense of humor!
Attached are 2 pictures for the albums.
Here’s what I posted to Facebook:
For some time now, I’ve wanted to give the friends that I’ve played Mah Jongg with for years a special MJ bag to show how much I appreciate them. My Internet searches proved fruitless; I could never find the unique bags that I envisioned. I recently tried again and voila, I found exactly what I was looking for with Zoe’s Bag Boutique. She offers designs in a large variety of fabrics. Each bag is handmade, and many are one of a kind. There is no extra charge for custom orders.
The first photo shows the Mah Jongg card holder bags and coin purses that I am giving to my friends. The bags are large enough to hold tile shufflers. For myself, I added a purse; see second photo.
I'm a happy Mah Jongger.


mahjong card and coin purses review

Mahjong card and coin purse review

Belinda's Big Kitty coin purse and customers cat

Hi Karen.

Just want to let you know how much I love the bag: Tula Pink’s Zuma SueBee Round Drawstring Bag.  We are using it for our Rummikub game pieces.
Beautifully made. Love it!
Rummikub tile bag
Rummikub tile bag Zoe's bag Boutique

Black cat and black cat coin purse

Big thanks to Amy for sending this fantastic photograph of her new bag and more importantly, Molly! What a face.
Zoe's Bag Boutique customer's dog and her bag

Adorable kitty and my Suebee drawstring bag
Kitty and kitty knitting bag Zoe's bag Boutique

Many thanks to Tamar for sharing this wonderful photograph of herself and her custom made soft sided tote bag for her mahjong racks and pushers with a matching tile bag.

custom made soft sided tote bag for mahjong racks and tiles

Thanks to Anna for sharing this pic of her new Morning Glory taking its first outing, a trip to Carvel!
Custom made shoulder bags at Zoe's Bag Boutique
Say hello to his cuteness, Oliver. Many thanks to Airin for sharing this pic of her new Otter shoulder bag and her little man.
Guinea pig and Zoe's Bag Boutique shoulder bag
Zoe's Bag Boutique shoulder bag
Say hello to the very handsome Manny, and his mom Nikki's new Belinda's Big Kitty coin purse.
Black cat coin purse
black cat coin purse
Allow me to introduce Rummy and The Dude checking out Diane's new custom made set of Zoe bags.

Diane ordered a Honeysuckle tote with a Zoe Pocket Set inside and a zippered pocket on the outside. She added a Suebee drawstring bag with a customized height (tall) in order to hold her Chinese mahjong tiles which are larger than the usual. Now she is all set to carry the equipment when a group of friends gather to play mahjong.

Let's get to the most important question I had. Which one is The Dude? Both fur kids look like they could fit that moniker. Diane tells me it's the greyhound because when the adoption van brought him to her house he pranced around like he owned the place! The face on that little Rummy tells me there is an overload of personality  there as well.
Custom made soft side tote for mahjong racks and tiles
Custom made mahjong rack and tile bag tote

Thanks to Phyllis, a Canadian customer, for sharing this great photograph of herself and her new custom sized knitting bag. Looks like they get a bit of snow up there!
Custom made knitting bag

"In LOVE with this bag. Drawstring won’t snag my yarn. Small, but big enough to hold a couple balls of yarn and a small project of my spindle and fiber. Clips on my belt loop and I can knit whenever I feel like it. Quality fabric, beautifully sewn. Thank you so much!" AS

glow in the dark stars knitting bag

Jan saw this new koi fabric and asked me to make her a zippered Tote-ster and large Zini flat bottom bag to store her mahjong equipment. I had already planned to make one when I bought this fabric so I was delighted to do it.

The set turned out just as stunning as I hoped. Jan was kind enough to share these wonderful photographs of the set and Lola was happy to be a part of it all!

zippered soft sided tote and bag for mahjong racks and tiles

zippered soft sided tote and bag for mahjong racks and tiles


Many thanks to Shawn for sharing this pic of her Kipster knitting bag "in the wild" in Cabo San Lucas!

Kipster knitting bag in Cabo

I don’t know where to begin and this is my 2nd review ever. I don’t usually write them which is bad on my part, BUT I have to for Zoe’s Bag Boutique. Karen, the owner and the only one behind this store is extraordinary at her craft, customer service and her imagination of the beauty of bags.


My daughter’s 19th birthday was less than 2 weeks away and I was looking for the perfect gift that wasn’t the usual things. My daughter who is majoring in elementary education, is a book nerd, lover, worm, etc. I had already bought book related items, gift card, necklace, bracelet and of course books. As I was searching I fell upon Karen’s store. She had this unique book pattern but so many bags, so many decisions and yet still I was not sure. So I reached out to her, asked her opinion on which bag, what style, etc would she suggest. After hearing my thoughts and showing her the purse my daughter uses now, she told me her suggestion, sent me to look at various items as well as, since it will be custom made she doubted it would be here in time. Very honest, upfront and I loved that. She was not going to give me any false hope or rush and maybe not do the bag it’s full justice. It wasn’t worth the order or a potential new customer. How could you not find that refreshing and trustworthy.


I knew I was covered with gifts for that day so I decided to go with Karen’s suggestion. WOW is what I have to say. She kept in constant touch with me each step of the way. She wouldn’t let me pay yet even though she was starting it. She sent me updates and was so easy to get in touch with. She then contacts me that it will probably be shipped Thursday or Friday, this being about a week since we first chatted and Friday being my daughter’s birthday. So at last minute I asked about matching wallet and accessories. I was wrong to do that, I know how hard she was working just to get the custom bag done besides all her other orders and customers, but I had just thought of it. Again, she responded with items she had and I picked the Scooter to have with same pattern.


I received email for payment and on Wednesday received email that it was shipped. ALREADY??? My gift, arrived ON the day of my daughter’s birthday to my surprise. Basically a week from start to finish. I didn’t get to look at before my daughter so we just opened it right out of shipping package. I will admit, I was worried, I hadn’t seen any of her products in person and in pictures, they don’t always show everything. In this case, that is true. Pictures did not show the details, the perfect styling, Karen’s craft, love of what she does, which you clearly see in finished product and the beautiful pop of color in the book patterns.


This Tootsie was perfect. So perfect that my daughter cried at the excitement of her gift. Real tears. She was in awe and held it to her chest like a baby holds her favorite teddy. So then I cried. My daughter had a few minutes before her friends were picking her up, she ran out of the room to finish getting ready or so I thought. Instead she was transferring her items from old bag to new one. She said I can’t wait to show this baby off. She grabbed her book and said, “Even though I won’t be reading tonight, I can’t carry my “book bag” without a book.” Karen, thank you so much for helping make the perfect day even more perfect. Your work ethic is above par. Your product and workmanship is a work of art. You now have customers for life. Thank you again. Donna


dog and knitting project bag

Nedda purchased this tote and matching flat bottom bag for her mahjong racks and tiles. This set is designed specifically for that use. When she received her bags, although she liked them she wanted a zipper closure on the tote. We made arrangements for her to return them and she bought a new zippered set. In the meantime she discovered that the set she had would work perfectly for her knitting project so she decided to keep it as well.

Here are the photographs she shared of her bag in action. After you have stared at her beautiful dog for a while take a look at how it works! Find the open top set and the zippered set in my shop.


knitting project tote bag

Thanks to Mary Ann for sharing this wonderful photograph of her kitty Tablet, and her new Sweet Pea mini wallet.
cat with Zoe's bag boutique wallet of iPhone or smart phone

Fast shipping very well packaged. Excellent communication with speedy response time. Beautifully made with great care and high quality workmanship! Love the print and quality fabric she uses I was especially excited when I noticed the witches faces were green which didn't show on my laptop. Very happy with my purchase and like always will be a return customer Thank you :) CB

Custom order witches bags

Many thanks to Eeva for sending this great photograph. Here's what she wrote:


A while ago I ordered the cutest pencil case from you. Now it delights me every time I study for my Master's degree in technology in Finland, small city called Raahe. There is no university in Raahe, I study there from distant in Lappeenranta University of Technology.
You asked for pics, so here is a captured moment of studying accounting and cost management with greensmoothie and my younger catbaby! They are too high and royal to drink from the floor, so they require a nice fresh pint of water on the table. So what can mum do but obey ?
Thank you for this beautiful bag, and have a nice Autumn!
Greetings from Finland,
Zoe's Bag Boutique

Many thanks to Penny for sharing these photographs of her Zoe bags. This one is the Stitch, designed to store long knitting needles, Penny tells me it will hold a knitting project too as we can see here.
zippered pouch for knitting needles and projects
Penny and her new Alpaca bag, designed for large knitting projects. Siren, as is usual for cats, wanted to be included!
Large knitting project bag

Many thanks to Anathema Steele, model and belly dancer, for sharing this amazing photograph of herself and her Sebastian Ghastlie

Black cat bag