About Us

Our Messenger Bags / Satchels / Handbags have been bought by hundreds of moms, uncles, dads, and aunts. 

They've been taken on many great adventures, been left out in the rain (that was my kids!), been stuffed with leaves, shells and other collected stuff. Many a matchbox car, pencil and notebook has gone along for the ride. Bears, dolls and little ponies have been carted about. Snacks, sunglasses and ticket stubs. 

These bags are quite tiny to the average eye (you and I) but to the kids they are designed to fit they are just right.

You won't find the latest cartoon characters on any Mee a Bee bags.

I'm not against TV or technology but I won't support the mindless commercialization of television characters.

To that end I like to keep an eye on television viewing time.

I try to encourage imaginative play, creative hobbies and lots of outdoor fun.

We're big fans of construction toys, science experiments and electronics kits.

Both of my boys love cooking, especially baking.

My biggest passion is for books and we have a great many of those in our home.



About the designer


Mee a Bee Owner & Designer Jacqui Miyabayashi

hello I'm Jacqui, mother of two boys and owner of Mee a Bee. I'm from New Zealand but have called Japan my home for the past nineteen or so years. 

I started Mee a Bee about eight years ago because I wanted a business I could run from home while looking after my two children. My son Tyler had just turned one and my older son Noah was in kindergarten.


I had spent a lot of time thinking about what I could do with my skills and my unique location. I settled on sewing when I realised there were masses of wonderful wonderful fabrics for children that I could share with the world.

Messenger bags for little kids are what I make. I love making the little toddler bags. It's a thrill each time a new one comes off my sewing machine. 

I hope you love them too!