Mixing and matching patterns, colors, and materials is my favorite part of creating one-of-a-kind pieces. This messenger bag incorporates vintage barkcloth drapery fabric, vintage wool fabric, and vintage crocheted pillowcase edging. It is fully lined with heavy gray duck cloth and features an interior pocket and an exterior back pocket. There are no zippers. Gravity will do its job to keep the flap in place. The crossbody style strap is made from repurposed belts . The length is adjusted by pulling down on the loose end - like tightening a belt.
When designing bags, I take quite a lot into consideration - size, function, usefulness, versatility .... This medium sized bag is roomy enough to carry an ipad, magazines, wallet, phone, and a few extras. It holds quite a bit, but not so much that you feel like you're carrying around a small suitcase.
Messenger Bag - Vintage Barkcloth
Adjustable strap intended for crossbody wear.
This messenger bag does not have a snap or zipper, allowing easy access and hands-free shopping. I have found that the length and weight of the flap keeps the bag shut even on a windy day.