Fairgrounds adventure bag

$145.00

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I love when it’s Mary Poppins bag season!  I collect and save upholstery fabric and bark cloth all year long for these fall/winter bags and I’ll make and include them through all my winter drops until I run out of materials.  I also have a local (to me) maker friend that waxes her own canvas with wax from her bees and we barter materials.  These bags are so special.

This bag is made from some vintage fairgrounds tapestry style placemats.  Please note that while you cannot see it in the photos, the straps on this bag are slightly skewed by 1/4 of an inch.  It does not affect the durability of the bag, it doesn’t when you’re using the bag  but when you put the front and back straps up to each other, there is a bit of a difference.  The bag is structurally sound and the snap lines up just fine but this bag is being sold at a reduced price to affect that error.

All of the bags measure 20″ wide and 15″ high, they all have a waxed canvas base and straps.  Each bag has inside pockets and the linings vary in color but they’re all made from thick (not waxed) canvas.  The outside waxed canvas breaks in similar to leather and develops a beautiful patina over time.  These bags are sturdy, will last forever and make great holiday gifts.  I made myself one last year and I use it for everything, overnights, carry-on bag, farmers market, flea markets, it holds a lot!  Having the durable base also makes it a lot less cringe with I have to set it down on a train or sidewalk.

The materials I use are vintage and will show some wear and minor imperfections.  This is a beautiful patina that comes from years of love and mending.   Any major imperfections are carefully repaired through visible mending.   My goal is first to make you a garment that is sturdy af and will last a lifetime and second, a one of a kind piece of wearable art.

Please note that the nature of waxed canvas is to break in and develop a nice patina on the outside.  It is NOT recommended that you ever machine wash it.  Your bag will come with full care instructions but waxed canvas should only be spot cleaned!  This is why it pairs so nicely with upholstery fabric which is also best spot cleaned.

Thank you for being part of Mother Nature’s Army!