Whoa! You can't favorite your own shop.

Whoa! You can't buy your own item.

Whoa! You can't favorite your own item.

Whoa! You can't add your own item to a list.

Add this item to a treasury!

You don't have any treasuries yet. Enter a title below to create one.

This item has been added.

View your treasury.

This item sold on September 24, 2012.

Like this item?

Add it to your favorites to revisit it later.
Request a custom order and have something made just for you.
Part of my Reclaimed line, this big clutch is recycled from a vintage French sack from Les Nouvelles Messageries de la Presse Parisienne, a company that distributed French newspapers and periodicals.

This is a one-of-a-kind piece.

This bag measures 13 x 9 inches or 33 x 24 cm. All material used is thrifted or recycled, including the brown zipper, the cotton lining, and the leather zipper pull. Holes have been mended with striped French ticking fabric.

My Reclaimed pieces are made from old fabric, tattered and stained, that I mend. I patch over holes and stains, leaving intact much of the original mending I find, and even some stain marks and rips. Then I make of the fabric something useful again. In keeping with the mended, tattered feel of the pieces, some edges I leave raw.

The idea for my Reclaimed pieces came from seeing how my mother-in-law meticulosuly mended her children's clothes. Jeans were patched and re-patched at the knees. Holes in shirts were carefully camouflaged with fabric of similar print. It spoke to me of love, frugality, and a natural environmental awareness.

Please do have a look at my other Reclaimed pieces here:

Visit my blog at www.lapommehome.com

Big clutch bag recycled from vintage French burlap sack


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: cotton, ticking, burlap
  • Ships worldwide from France
  • Feedback: 1295 reviews
  • Favorited by: 31 people