Call Me a Bag Lady

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I know, I know, more bags.   Playing with bag designs over the last week, I cut up a vintage Bemis feedsack and paired it with some red scrap leather and Japanese linen for a 3/4 size version of my Museum Bag.  This one is even better in person and the size is not too big, not too small . . . just right.  I’m finally converting these paper drawn pieces into plastic form for future use.

The extra red leather scraps also seemed to pair well with my husband’s motorcycle tire tubing that was waiting to be thrown away.  It was the first time I sewed with rubber and was delightfully easy.  That Pirelli insignia was too precious to throw away and I think my guy likes his new “Boy Bag”.  More leather and rubber to come (and undoubtably more bags) . . .

 

Hillary

3 thoughts on “Call Me a Bag Lady

  1. The tire tubing really is perfect. and what a GREAT reuse idea! I wonder if bicycle tubing would work equally well, albiet in smaller strips? Now you’ve got me thinking about potential gifts for my cycling parents and aunt & uncle! I really love the crisp aesthetic of your bags.

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