Every Bag Has A Story!

 
 
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About CreateTricks

Our History

Since starting in 2018, CreateTricks has become a well-known small business in the Rockville, MD-area selling one-of-a-kind, handmade project bags for knitting and crochet, tote bags, purses, and specialty bags.

For every 10 bags sold, CreateTricks donates a bag to organizations working on behalf of at-risk women and children. Every purchase helps someone in need.

Upcoming Events

Howard County Virtual Holiday Mart
Tue, Nov 17
https://www.howardcountymd.gov/holidaymart
Nov 17, 2020, 7:00 PM – Jan 21, 2021, 11:00 PM
https://www.howardcountymd.gov/holidaymart
Join us for the 48th annual Holiday Mart juried arts and crafts show, which will be held virtually for 2020! Look for us under the Textile/Fabrics category.
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Festival of Lights Juried Arts and Craft Fair
Wed, Dec 02
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Dec 02, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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Shop for original, hand-made wares, direct from local artisans. Also, Greenbelt Museum and Friends of Greenbelt Theatre gifts and books by local authors. Great gifts for all ages and occasions!
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Sharon Elstein

Founder

The CreateTricks Story

"It started with buttons.  Hundreds of them, maybe a thousand.  I’m not making that up.  My Mom is a 'collector.'  She loves going to thrift stores to find treasures--buttons, jewelry, and other shiny objects.  I offered to take the buttons off her hands to clear some space and she said I could have them but only if I used them. I found a small knitting project bag pattern I liked and made it, adding one of the buttons.  Then I made another. And another (there were a LOT of buttons)! I started changing up the patterns, adjusting them to fit my needs. Friends started asking whether they could buy my bags.


Fabric for my bags comes from various sources.  Most comes from estate or garage sales.  I have found fabric from the 1930’s, batiks from Indonesia, curtains from the 1970’s, sheets from 1960.  Friends and coworkers who hear about my small business love to gift me fabric from their mothers/grandmothers. 


I’ve been given upholstery fabric remnants of dining room chairs from 1969, corduroy fabric left over from overalls made in 1974, and fabric purchased in 1980 for curtains but never made.  I also have obtained fabric swatches from interior design firms, often quite expensive silks and tapestries.  I love the idea of recycling and reusing materials, and also keeping production costs reasonable."


- Sharon Elstein, Founder

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