About Us

Welcome to Betty Box Pleat!

Betty Box Pleat is the next chapter of Handbag Hardware Australia which has been trading within the Etsy platform since 2012. Our objective has always been to source the highest quality bag hardware available and Betty Box Pleat will continue this legacy with even more fabulous shiny things into the future.

It’s essential to us that our products not only look amazing, with the highest quality plating, but that they also stand the test of time. We insist our products are both functional and fabulous.

All products are sourced consciously, with our manufacturers needing to prove their love for the environment and their people before we will conduct any business with them.  Once received in Australia products are further checked for quality and lovingly packed ready to begin their future on your beautiful handbags/creations.

Service is our cornerstone, along with knowledge. We’re always happy to assist and provide information to help you on your creative journey.

One of the ways we make it easy is via our Hardware Kits. We have the largest range of designers for whom we create kits, and this is continuing to grow. Some of our current designers include: Swoon Sewing Patterns, Chris W Designs, Andrie Designs, Little Moo Designs, Emkie Designs, RLR Creations, Bag of the Month Club and so many more. It’s a delight to put the shiny parts together so all you need to do is choose your fabrics and sit down and sew. In addition, if you’re favourite pattern isn’t there, drop through a note, we’d love to create a kit just for you.

Whether you need a D ring, swivel snap hook, Internal Wire Frame, some shiny tassel caps, Emmaline bag labels, genuine YKK zippers, interfacing, eyelets or handles and more, we know that we’ll be able to support your creative needs.

Thank you and Happy Sewing! Kylie x


A little bit about the owner: Kylie Hammond

I’ve been sewing since I could reach the foot control and was taught by two amazing ladies, my Grandmother and Mum, both of whom could whip up anything. The kitchen table between meals was always full of fabric and patterns, such a lovely way to grow up.

Bag construction became a full obsession about 10 years ago, with Gypsy Boho Design being my successful custom bag label. Quality bag hardware was very difficult to come by in Australia and with several hardware failures on my custom bags, it became very important to me to source quality. From this Handbag Hardware Australia was born and now Betty Box Pleat expands the range.

Gypsy Boho Design has now switched paths to creating PDF patterns with a small range set to grow in the coming years. Featuring the most sort after custom bags, including the Post Office Tote and Miss Alice, you can view the range on our Craftsy or Etsy stores:

Craftsy Store:https://www.craftsy.com/profile/gypsy-boho-design

My experience with sewing and bag construction enables me to fully test the products that we stock. There is not a product in store that I haven’t used and I’m always very happy to assist should you have any questions along the way.

I hope you have a fabulous time visiting Betty Box Pleat, our little shiny things are so very proud to be part of your beautiful creations.

Thanks for visiting,


Kylie x