Blue Poppy Clare Large Messenger Handbag & Neckband Bundle


Sallyann’s Handmade Bags are beautifully made handbags and messenger bags created from unique rainproof fabrics and recycled jeans

  • handmade in Ireland
  • customisation available
  • suitable for vegans and vegetarians
  • timeless and practical designs to last

Each bag is unique because only one bag can be cut from each pair of jeans. I use as much of the jeans as I can in my manufacturing. The belt loops are used to attach the key clips inside the handbags, and the zips from the jeans are recycled into coin purses, using up the offcuts of the outer fabrics in the process.

The outer fabrics are my designs based on the beautiful wildflowers that grow locally around West Clare.


The only thing better than a Clare Large Messenger Handbag or a Sallyann Neckband, is a Sallyann Clare Large Messenger Handbag AND a Sallyann Neckband!  All in my beautiful Blue Poppy fabric!

The Clare Large Messenger Handbag is one of the largest bags in my range, with similar dimensions to the Tara Bag, only these close with a magnetic snap closure on a flap front  It will happily accommodate a 13-inch laptop, tablet, notebooks, novel, guidebooks and anything else you may need on your travels or for work meetings. They are also perfect for use as baby bags, with plenty of room for bottles, clothes and spare nappies/diapers. On the back of the Clare Large Messenger Bag is a slip pocket which also closes with a smaller magnetic snap, and is ideal for papers and pens, especially when traveling. Inside the main section of the bag is a patch pocket and a key clip.

The Clare Large Messenger Handbag is also the most amenable to being customised and added to.

For a little extra charge, you can choose to add in a zip top, an internal zip pocket and/or a divider for the main body of the bag, so that you can create your ideal handbag. You can quite simply select the customisations that you would like and build your own perfect handbag.

You may only want an internal zip pocket, or a divider, but you could go hog wild and get all three customisations!

Dimensions (in cm): H 27 x W 36 x D 9.5

My Sallyann Neckbands are made from supersoft polyester stretch jersey, so they are comfortable to wear and warm and gentle on the skin.  Sallyann Neckbands can be worn all year round as a snood, headband, hairband, hat and more.  They can be used as a face covering for when you are on a bike or motorbike to keep your neck warm and to stop the flies going into your teeth too! They are just perfect when you are out for a walk (with or without a dog) and you want to keep your neck warm but not boiling.

I make these neckbands in my studio in West Clare, and the unique prints are my own flower designs, based on the wildflowers that grow all around my home. The fabric is printed on one side, with a white reverse.

The soft fabric they are made from is polyester mixed with a little elastane for gentle stretch. It is a great fabric – easily washed at 30°C and they dry within minutes.

For hygiene reasons, Sallyann Neckbands cannot be returned unless they’re faulty.

Do remember that each of my bags is a unique piece of work, so it will not be exactly the same as the one shown in the photographs.

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