Helpful information

Welcome to Puka Dottie where you will find an assortment of handmade fabric goods.  Each merchandise is handmade by me, Mary, in my tiny workshop in Hawaii.  I take great pride in creating each merchandise and believe that handmade merchandise cannot be rushed but rather lovingly created.  

Merchandise are made to order.  Once I receive your order, I will start working on it.  Depending on the size of the order and my workload, normal turn around time is 3 -10 business days.  On occasion, I may have "ready to ship" merchandise.  These will be mailed the next business day.

Your Puka Dottie handmade goods are made with organic and premium cotton fabrics.  My choice of fabrics are heavy weight denim and canvas.  I also like to use woven and knit fabrics.  Fabrics are gently washed and dried using low settings before it is cut and sewn to minimize shrinkage. 


Please note each merchandise is unique.  Placement of the fabrics will not be as shown in the photos, but it will definitely be just as pretty.  I also believe the lining fabric should be just as pretty and compliment the exterior fabric.  The lining color/print may not be as shown in the photos. 

Recommended Care

To maintain and promote longevity of your bag, I recommend spot clean, using a soft cloth and a small amount of fabric detergent.  Tap on the area and avoid rubbing.  If you prefer to wash your bag, please gently hand wash in cold water.  Do not wring.  Line or lay flat to dry.

For bags made with waxed canvas fabric, spray with plain water, gently use a scrub brush, rinse, and let it dry. For stubborn spots or stains a mild bar soap may help clean specific areas.