My husband is celebrating his birthday this weekend. He didn’t want much and I had a hard time coming up with good gifts so we settled on fixing his wedding ring (he had to have it cut off last year when he broke his finger in on off road motorcycle spill) and he asked me to make a bag for him using my industrial machine. I was perusing ideas and made up a design strongly inspired by a bag from Mountain Khaki. I used almost all recycled fabric and gear which made it so fun. A waxed cotton canvas raincoat that my guy never wears anymore became the main fabric. Some leather from a jacket donated by a friend I used as trim and some of my guy’s old climbing rope was used for a front handle.
I used some carabiners from REI to attach a strap to the back.
My Juki was indispensable especially at the top as I sewed through two layers of heavy interfacing, four layers of canvas, two layers of leather and a zipper all in one swoop. It also sewed through the climbing rope easily allowing me to attach it firmly to the bag. There is no way I could have made this bag without an industrial machine. I think we are both pretty pleased. 🙂