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One-of-a-kind felted wool bag. Made from recycled sweaters, this bag is soft and cuddly, yet tough and washable. I design each bag one at a time based on what I can find.

These bags are one of a kind and ready to ship. There aren't many left, so get yours while they're on sale!

Satchels have one outside back pocket and one large inside pocket, you should be able to see the color of the inside pocket in the open bag photo.

All recycled bags have adjustable straps made from re-purposed belts. The satchel/messenger straps are designed to be worn across your body (or long from one shoulder), but you can request a longer or shorter one or a different material (leather, not leather, etc.)

12" x 11" x 3" deep at center of bottom

I can accept Visa or Mastercard over the phone, contact me for phone number.

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More info about my thoughts and process:

I make sewn felt bags from “up-cycled” wool sweaters, scarves, and other discarded garments. As I felt the found garments, they transform their texture, color, and feel, turning into a substantial yet malleable (and usually wonderful) fabric for me to use in my designs. The felting process permanently locks the wool fibers together, creating an incredibly durable fabric that cannot fray or unravel. Since I felt all of my fabrics completely, they will not shrink further and are easily washable. The original breathable, water-resistant material, wool felt comes from a renewable, biodegradable resource.

Each bag is truly one-of-a-kind. This keeps the process fresh and interesting for me, as I design each bag one by one to make the most interesting use of limited materials, instead of making several from a single pattern. Reclaimed belts, buttons, and vintage zippers also get a new life as handles and closures for these bags.

I can hardly remember a time when I did not make things with needle, thread, and fiber. I am passionate about preserving a tradition of quality items made by hand, a tradition that has nearly vanished in today’s throw-away culture. This is also the reason why I teach workshops in the fiber arts. I believe that by giving a person a hand skill, or even a unique handmade bag, I can connect them to a more meaningful way of thinking about all the “stuff” in our lives, and what it is that we really need and value.

Recycled Messenger Bag - Light Green with Brown Stripes - SALE

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: felt, wool, recycled sweaters, belts
  • Ships worldwide from Arizona, United States
  • Feedback: 54 reviews
  • Favorited by: 8 people