Boutique Bag Sets


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Boutique Bag Shop

We had a great day at the Heritage Craft Fair.  Thank you to Pam for spending the day. The nice shoppers who stopped by our booth and the other vendors in our area were all a great pleasure to meet.

We unveiled our new Boutique Bag Shop.  Upscale tote bags, Brooch pins for embellishment and comfort bags.

The day was a great success.


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We will be here – so mark your calendars

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March 24, 2018

45th Annual Heritage Craft Fair
Keefe Tech High School, Framingham
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Dual Purpose Comfort Bags

Winter is here meaning thick socks, long underwear, pants, jackets and coats. When your hands and feet get cold, it can seem impossible to shake off that freezing numbness  and feel warm again. So, instead of using electric heat pads, hot water bottles and blankets for the cold, or  your aches and pains, try our new comfort heating bags.  This useful little item will surely be a God-send this winter,  and for many more.


They also serve a dual function as you can also keep them in the freezer to use as a cooling pad or freezer pack when needed.

The bags have been  recommended for such maladies as;

Menstrual cramps
Muscle aches
Or for just warming up cold feet or a cold bed.

They’re known by a few different names such as: bed buddies, stress busters, rice or magic bags, corn cozies–but they’re basically all the same thing. Our homemade warmers can be customized by style, fabric and essential oil scent.

Directions: Place bag in microwave. Start with one minute and work up from there in 10 second increments until you get to the warmth you want. As always, please use common sense and safety precautions.  Do not overheat, you could burn yourself and we all know what burnt corn smells like.  YUCK! You also would not want a fire in your microwave.

Enjoy your bag and if cared for properly it will last for years to come.

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Embellish Your Bag

A customer was complementing our bags at a craft show recently. She then mentioned that there was another vendor “down the line” selling pins. She thought that they would make a nice embellishment to the bag she was going to purchase and we should team up. We took her comment to heart  and decided to created our own.

Material Threads presents our Embellish Your Bag line of Pins & Brooches.


The brooches come in several sizes. They are made from buttons and beads with filigree backs and pin clasps. Some of our stock material is quite old, our depression-era grandparents did not believe in throwing reusable items away. So we are reusing them!


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Somerville High PAC Fair

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Blythewood Fair


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September starts Craft Fair Time

 Metro West Humane Society Craft Fair

is the first on the list of our fall schedule.

MWHS Craft Fair

This annual craft fair is always a huge success in raising money for the shelter cats, and such a perfect opportunity for vendors to sell their beautiful crafts to the hundreds of people from the community attending the Fair.

The date of the Craft Fair is September 16, 2017 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (rain or shine) at the Framingham Common on Edgell Road.

Great people, great weather, great time.

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We celebrate our Fourth Year Anniversary with the announcement of the newest addition to our family of reversible bags.           “The Reticule”

"A pen and ink drawing of a reticule"

A reticule is a small drawstring bag carried as a purse in the 18th and early 19th century.  The name comes from the Latin reticulum, meaning a net or mesh bag.  It entered the English language, as so many fashion words do, from the French, in this case, réticule.  Early bags were made of beading or brocade.   As time went by, they were made from all kinds of fabrics, including velvet, silk, and satin.  A reticule usually had a drawstring closure at the top and was carried over the arm on a cord or chain.  Reticules were made in a variety of styles and shapes. Easily carried, they were the indispensable accessory. One of the most famous, and certainly most charming, was pineapple shaped. And it seems that pineapples are trending right now, in fashion, accessories, and home décor.

Ours are made of fabric and reversible. They also come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

It can be similar to a modern evening bag.   Vera Bradley calls hers a “Ditty Bag”.

Our Pineapple Bag

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Getting Ready for the Shows

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Summer Fun

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