Friday, November 16, 2012

fold-over tote

I just love making bags because each one is unique...that's
the great thing about using salvaged
materials--the possibilities are endless, it seems.
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This is a fold-over tote I recently added
to the shop.
It's made of tough canvas from an old army
duffel bag, and has short leather handles as well as
a removable leather shoulder strap.
An outer zippered pocket creates the fold line
for the fold-over top part of the bag,
and the other side has two large open pockets,
great for stashing phone or keys.
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I'm planning on keeping the sewing machine
busy over the weekend...and getting
some pie crust dough made for those
Thanksgiving pumpkin pies.
Hope you have a good weekend!

~ Deb


  1. Hi Deb - you're so clever. I've been meaning to ask you how you manage to sew the leather handles on? You must have an industrial strength sewing machine to handle that?!

    1. Hi Lilian,
      I just have a Viking Platinum 715, which is able to sew through the handles. The leather I buy is supple and about 1/8" thick...Deb

  2. Lovely work Deb. The colours go together so well.

    God bless.

  3. I love it! I always love all of your creations! :)

  4. This is really lovely!

  5. Love the age on that fabric. Just wonder where it's been in its life...

  6. Anonymous4:39 AM

    Hi deb, you are so talented, the bag is just lovely xxBrenda

  7. Really nice bag! I love up-cycling too but haven't tried working with leather yet. I'm inspired!


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