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Aug 17, 2015

by Hyunjoo Cho

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

My name is Hyunjoo Cho, and I’m the crafter behind BagyBags. I live in Sydney, Australia.

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I love creating new things. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been into handcrafting — first making my own doll clothes, and later building small furniture. My grandmother once told me that a person who makes things with their own two hands is someone you can trust. Her words taught me the value of a handmade object.

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My inspiration comes from the force of life itself. I draw creativity from everything around me — especially people. When I’m designing a new piece, I try to think about practicality: what kind of bag would benefit a person in their everyday life, while also being stylish and comfortable?

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Rather than sketch my designs on paper, I prefer to preserve the image in my mind as I work. Next, the rough design takes shape. I spend hours mixing and matching fabric, buttons, zippers, handles, straps, and buckles trying to find an ideal combination. My goal is to make my customers happy in both design and functionality.

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I was apprehensive about selling my bags initially, but with encouragement from my friends and family, I took the plunge to open my shop and haven’t looked back. Selling on Etsy allows me to interact with people around the world who have taken an interest in my bags. My daughter loves searching for the countries where my bags have traveled on her globe. To be honest, in the future I just want to keep enjoying my work and making my customers happy.

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All photos by BagyBags and Megan Kang.

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LARGE, oatmeal linen chevron, dark navy diaper bag set. diaper bag, nappy pouch, change mat & detachable clips. Waterproof lining available
LARGE, oatmeal linen chevron, dark navy diaper bag set. diaper bag, nappy pouch, change mat & detachable clips. Waterproof lining available
BagyBags
$172.34 USD
LARGE, Forest green canvas diaper bag set. diaper bag, nappy pouch, change mat and detachable clip on pram. Waterproof lining available
LARGE, Forest green canvas diaper bag set. diaper bag, nappy pouch, change mat and detachable clip on pram. Waterproof lining available
BagyBags
$176.25 USD
LARGE oatmeal linen chevron, black/gray diaper bag set. diaper bag, nappy pouch, change mat & detachable clips. Waterproof lining available
LARGE oatmeal linen chevron, black/gray diaper bag set. diaper bag, nappy pouch, change mat & detachable clips. Waterproof lining available
BagyBags
$172.34 USD
LARGE, dark navy diaper bag set. diaper bag, nappy pouch, change mat and detachable clips. Waterproof lining  available
LARGE, dark navy diaper bag set. diaper bag, nappy pouch, change mat and detachable clips. Waterproof lining available
BagyBags
$172.34 USD
LARGE, black polka dot jacquard, diaper bag set. diaper bag, nappy pouch, change mat and detachable clips on pram.  Design by BagyBags
LARGE, black polka dot jacquard, diaper bag set. diaper bag, nappy pouch, change mat and detachable clips on pram. Design by BagyBags
BagyBags
$181.71 USD
LARGE diaper bag set. Dark navy and brown canvas. diaper bag, nappy pouch, change mat and detachable clips. Waterproof lining available
LARGE diaper bag set. Dark navy and brown canvas. diaper bag, nappy pouch, change mat and detachable clips. Waterproof lining available
BagyBags
$176.25 USD
LARGE, navy stripe diaper bag set. diaper bag, nappy pouch, change mat and detachable clip on pram.  Waterproof lining available
LARGE, navy stripe diaper bag set. diaper bag, nappy pouch, change mat and detachable clip on pram. Waterproof lining available
BagyBags
$172.34 USD
LARGE, linen chevron, teal blue and gray diaper bag set. diaper bag, nappy pouch, change mat & detachable clips. Waterproof lining available
LARGE, linen chevron, teal blue and gray diaper bag set. diaper bag, nappy pouch, change mat & detachable clips. Waterproof lining available
BagyBags
$172.34 USD
Unisex, olive, waxed canvas cross bag / Handbag / Shoulder bag / Travel bag / Purse / Clutch / Passport bag, Design by BagyBags
Unisex, olive, waxed canvas cross bag / Handbag / Shoulder bag / Travel bag / Purse / Clutch / Passport bag, Design by BagyBags
BagyBags
$68.48 USD
LARGE, Black gray chevron Tote,  Diaper bag, Shoulder bag, Handbag, Work bag, School bag. 9 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
LARGE, Black gray chevron Tote, Diaper bag, Shoulder bag, Handbag, Work bag, School bag. 9 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
BagyBags
$117.68 USD
Beige ivory canvas backpack, laptop bag, school bag, diaper bag, diaper backpack, travel bag, featured on Frankie, Design by BagyBags
Beige ivory canvas backpack, laptop bag, school bag, diaper bag, diaper backpack, travel bag, featured on Frankie, Design by BagyBags
BagyBags
$108.31 USD
Blossom. Dark navy chevron canvas backpack / Laptop bag / diaper bag. 7 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
Blossom. Dark navy chevron canvas backpack / Laptop bag / diaper bag. 7 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
BagyBags
$108.31 USD
Unisex, Forest green and black canvas Backpack, laptop backpack, diaper bag, diaper backpack. 7 inside pockets, Waterproof lining available
Unisex, Forest green and black canvas Backpack, laptop backpack, diaper bag, diaper backpack. 7 inside pockets, Waterproof lining available
BagyBags
$108.31 USD
Black and gray canvas, chevron backpack / Laptop bag / diaper bag / travel bag.  7 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
Black and gray canvas, chevron backpack / Laptop bag / diaper bag / travel bag. 7 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
BagyBags
$108.31 USD
Unisex, dark navy canvas backpack / Laptop bag / diaper bag / Front zipper pocket. 7 inside pockets. Waterproof lining available
Unisex, dark navy canvas backpack / Laptop bag / diaper bag / Front zipper pocket. 7 inside pockets. Waterproof lining available
BagyBags
$108.31 USD
GrayBlue linen chevron, Dark navy tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag, leather handles. 9 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
GrayBlue linen chevron, Dark navy tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag, leather handles. 9 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
BagyBags
$94.25 USD
LARGE, beige polka dot jacquard, diaper bag set. diaper bag, nappy pouch, change mat and detachable clips on pram.  Design by BagyBags
LARGE, beige polka dot jacquard, diaper bag set. diaper bag, nappy pouch, change mat and detachable clips on pram. Design by BagyBags
BagyBags
$181.71 USD
Unisex, Forest green backpack, diaper bag, diaper backpack, laptop bag. 2 front pockets. 7 inside pockets. Waterproof lining available
Unisex, Forest green backpack, diaper bag, diaper backpack, laptop bag. 2 front pockets. 7 inside pockets. Waterproof lining available
BagyBags
$108.31 USD
LARGE, Oatmeal chevron, gray blossom  tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag.  9 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
LARGE, Oatmeal chevron, gray blossom tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag. 9 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
BagyBags
$117.68 USD
Unisex, Dark navy and chocobrown Backpack, diaper bag, diaper backpack, laptop backpack.  2 front pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
Unisex, Dark navy and chocobrown Backpack, diaper bag, diaper backpack, laptop backpack. 2 front pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
BagyBags
$108.31 USD
Navy canvas, Blossom flap backpack, diaper bag, diaper backpack. 2 front pockets. 7 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
Navy canvas, Blossom flap backpack, diaper bag, diaper backpack. 2 front pockets. 7 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
BagyBags
$108.31 USD
Oatmeal linen choco brown pouch , Design by BagyBags
Oatmeal linen choco brown pouch , Design by BagyBags
BagyBags
$31.00 USD
LARGE, Bluegray linen chevron, Dark navy tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag.  9 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
LARGE, Bluegray linen chevron, Dark navy tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag. 9 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
BagyBags
$117.68 USD
Unisex, LARGE, Black and Teal blue front zipper pocket tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag. 9 inside pockets. Waterproof lining available
Unisex, LARGE, Black and Teal blue front zipper pocket tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag. 9 inside pockets. Waterproof lining available
BagyBags
$120.02 USD
Dark navy tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag, leather handles, 9 inside pockets. Waterproof lining available
Dark navy tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag, leather handles, 9 inside pockets. Waterproof lining available
BagyBags
$94.25 USD
Unisex, Gray Canvas Backpack / Laptop bag / school bag / diaper bag  / Leather closure. 7 inside pockets, Waterproof poly lining available
Unisex, Gray Canvas Backpack / Laptop bag / school bag / diaper bag / Leather closure. 7 inside pockets, Waterproof poly lining available
BagyBags
$108.31 USD
Dark navy blossom tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag, leather handles, 9 inside pockets. Waterproof lining available
Dark navy blossom tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag, leather handles, 9 inside pockets. Waterproof lining available
BagyBags
$94.25 USD
Forest green nappy pouch set. nappy pouch, change mat and detachable clips. Waterproof lining available
Forest green nappy pouch set. nappy pouch, change mat and detachable clips. Waterproof lining available
BagyBags
$7.81 USD
LARGE, Forest green front pocket tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag. 9 inside pockets. Waterproof lining available
LARGE, Forest green front pocket tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag. 9 inside pockets. Waterproof lining available
BagyBags
$121.58 USD
Dark navy blossom canvas Backpack, laptop backpack, diaper backpack with zipper closure. 7 inside pockets. Waterproof lining available
Dark navy blossom canvas Backpack, laptop backpack, diaper backpack with zipper closure. 7 inside pockets. Waterproof lining available
BagyBags
$108.31 USD
LARGE, Oatmeal linen chevron, Dark navy tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag.  9 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
LARGE, Oatmeal linen chevron, Dark navy tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag. 9 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
BagyBags
$117.68 USD
Navy stripe nappy pouch set. nappy pouch, change mat and detachable clips.  Waterproof lining available
Navy stripe nappy pouch set. nappy pouch, change mat and detachable clips. Waterproof lining available
BagyBags
$7.81 USD
LARGE, oatmeal linen chevron, brown diaper bag set. diaper bag, nappy pouch, change mat and detachable clips.  Waterproof lining available
LARGE, oatmeal linen chevron, brown diaper bag set. diaper bag, nappy pouch, change mat and detachable clips. Waterproof lining available
BagyBags
$172.34 USD
Unisex, LARGE, Navy stripe tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag with detachable strap. 9 inside pockets. Waterproof lining available
Unisex, LARGE, Navy stripe tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag with detachable strap. 9 inside pockets. Waterproof lining available
BagyBags
$117.68 USD
LARGE, Blossom  chevron, Dark navy tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag. 9 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
LARGE, Blossom chevron, Dark navy tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag. 9 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
BagyBags
$117.68 USD
Oatmeal linen chevron, dark navy nappy pouch set. nappy pouch, change mat and detachable clips. Waterproof lining available
Oatmeal linen chevron, dark navy nappy pouch set. nappy pouch, change mat and detachable clips. Waterproof lining available
BagyBags
$7.81 USD
Ivory chevron dark navy blossom pouch , Design by BagyBags
Ivory chevron dark navy blossom pouch , Design by BagyBags
BagyBags
$31.00 USD
LARGE, gray blossom tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag. 9 inside pockets. Waterproof lining available
LARGE, gray blossom tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag. 9 inside pockets. Waterproof lining available
BagyBags
$117.68 USD
ChocoBrown, Oatmeal chevron canvas backpack / Laptop bag / diaper bag.  7 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
ChocoBrown, Oatmeal chevron canvas backpack / Laptop bag / diaper bag. 7 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
BagyBags
$108.31 USD
LARGE, Black gray chevron Tote,  Diaper bag, Shoulder bag, Handbag, Work bag.  9 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
LARGE, Black gray chevron Tote, Diaper bag, Shoulder bag, Handbag, Work bag. 9 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
BagyBags
$117.68 USD
LARGE, Navy blossom chevron tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag.  9 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
LARGE, Navy blossom chevron tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag. 9 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
BagyBags
$117.68 USD
Unisex, LARGE, Forest green and black front zipper pocket tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag. 9 inside pockets. Waterproof lining available
Unisex, LARGE, Forest green and black front zipper pocket tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag. 9 inside pockets. Waterproof lining available
BagyBags
$120.02 USD
Reserved order for Jeri
Reserved order for Jeri
BagyBags
$108.31 USD
Unisex, Navy stripe tote / Shoulder Bag / school bag / Diaper bag. 9 inside pockets. Waterproof lining available
Unisex, Navy stripe tote / Shoulder Bag / school bag / Diaper bag. 9 inside pockets. Waterproof lining available
BagyBags
$94.25 USD
BROWN. Multi color chevron / zigzag  Backpack , laptop bag, diaper bag with leather closure and 2 front pockets, Design by BagyBags
BROWN. Multi color chevron / zigzag Backpack , laptop bag, diaper bag with leather closure and 2 front pockets, Design by BagyBags
BagyBags
$108.31 USD
LARGE, Waterproof jacquard,  black polka dot tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag / hand bag with detachable strap  Design by BagyBags
LARGE, Waterproof jacquard, black polka dot tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag / hand bag with detachable strap Design by BagyBags
BagyBags
$125.49 USD
Gray canvas, camel flap  Backpack , laptop bag, diaper bag, travel bag. 2 front pockets. 7 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
Gray canvas, camel flap Backpack , laptop bag, diaper bag, travel bag. 2 front pockets. 7 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
BagyBags
$108.31 USD
RED. Black stripe canvas backpack / Diaper bag / Diaper backpack / Laptop bag / School bag  with Front pockets, Design by BagyBags
RED. Black stripe canvas backpack / Diaper bag / Diaper backpack / Laptop bag / School bag with Front pockets, Design by BagyBags
BagyBags
$105.19 USD
Unisex, choco brown canvas backpack / Laptop bag / diaper bag / school bag/ diaper backpack, 7 inside pockets. Waterproof lining available
Unisex, choco brown canvas backpack / Laptop bag / diaper bag / school bag/ diaper backpack, 7 inside pockets. Waterproof lining available
BagyBags
$108.31 USD
Linen chevron, Black and gray tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag, leather handles,  9 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
Linen chevron, Black and gray tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag, leather handles, 9 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
BagyBags
$94.25 USD
LARGE, Darknavy front pocket tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag. 9 inside pockets. Waterproof lining available
LARGE, Darknavy front pocket tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag. 9 inside pockets. Waterproof lining available
BagyBags
$121.58 USD
Unisex, Dark navy flap, Gray canvas backpack / Laptop bag / diaper bag  /  diaper backpack. 7 inside pockets. Waterproof lining available
Unisex, Dark navy flap, Gray canvas backpack / Laptop bag / diaper bag / diaper backpack. 7 inside pockets. Waterproof lining available
BagyBags
$108.31 USD
Unisex, Solid black backpack , laptop bag, diaper bag, diaper backpack. 2 front pockets. 7 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
Unisex, Solid black backpack , laptop bag, diaper bag, diaper backpack. 2 front pockets. 7 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
BagyBags
$108.31 USD
Waterproof brown paisley backpack, laptop backpack, school bag, diaper bag with 2 front pockets, Design by BagyBags
Waterproof brown paisley backpack, laptop backpack, school bag, diaper bag with 2 front pockets, Design by BagyBags
BagyBags
$109.09 USD
Ivory lace chevron dark navy pouch , Design by BagyBags
Ivory lace chevron dark navy pouch , Design by BagyBags
BagyBags
$31.00 USD
LARGE, Waterproof jacquard,  beige polka dot tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag / handbag with detachable strap  Design by BagyBags
LARGE, Waterproof jacquard, beige polka dot tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag / handbag with detachable strap Design by BagyBags
BagyBags
$125.49 USD
Unisex, Dark navy backpack , diaper bag, laptop bag, dipaer backpack. 2 front pockets. 7 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
Unisex, Dark navy backpack , diaper bag, laptop bag, dipaer backpack. 2 front pockets. 7 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
BagyBags
$108.31 USD
LARGE, Teal blue and gray chevron tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag.  9 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
LARGE, Teal blue and gray chevron tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag. 9 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
BagyBags
$117.68 USD
LARGE, Linen chevron, Choco Brown tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag.  9 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
LARGE, Linen chevron, Choco Brown tote / diaper bag / shoulder bag. 9 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
BagyBags
$117.68 USD
Multicolor herb backpack / laptop bag / school bag / diaper bag.  2 front pockets. 7 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
Multicolor herb backpack / laptop bag / school bag / diaper bag. 2 front pockets. 7 inside pockets. Waterproof poly lining available
BagyBags
$108.31 USD

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