smobags

Up cycled banners - a unique bag & purse for you!

Mountain View, California · 24 Sales

smobags

Up cycled banners - a unique bag & purse for you!

Mountain View, California 24 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(4)

Announcement   Please Note! We are traveling: orders place from Oct 19 till Oct 30 will ship on Nov 1.
<| REUSE, REPURPOSE, UPCYCLE |> IT'S ALWAYS EARTH DAY!
Are you looking for a funky purse? Do you need a durable and practical shopping tote or a one-of-a-kind cross bag?
How about a guilt free, stylish and roomy shopping tote, that can also accompany you to the beach and hold your favorite pooch at the same time. Or a cool purse with one of a kind design. Toilet bag? Wallet?
Every bag, purse and pouch is unique, as I craft it individually from a used and discarded banner; you won't find your neighbor carrying the bag item as you.
Do you need a special bag or pouch, a carry tote for your cakes - convo me - I am happy to custom fabricate for you.

I am reusing fabric swatches and polyester straps in my creations as well. Some of the straps were once gurney straps. Now they enjoy their second life as an element in my creations.
Every single bag is one of a kind - individual, colorful, eclectic, and quirky - at the same time extremely durable and practical and comes with extra karma points for caring about our environment and resources.

Are you looking for other whimsical gift ideas - check out my other easy store with wall art and unique home decor: https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/Vidogo

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 13, 2017

Please Note! We are traveling: orders place from Oct 19 till Oct 30 will ship on Nov 1.
<| REUSE, REPURPOSE, UPCYCLE |> IT'S ALWAYS EARTH DAY!
Are you looking for a funky purse? Do you need a durable and practical shopping tote or a one-of-a-kind cross bag?
How about a guilt free, stylish and roomy shopping tote, that can also accompany you to the beach and hold your favorite pooch at the same time. Or a cool purse with one of a kind design. Toilet bag? Wallet?
Every bag, purse and pouch is unique, as I craft it individually from a used and discarded banner; you won't find your neighbor carrying the bag item as you.
Do you need a special bag or pouch, a carry tote for your cakes - convo me - I am happy to custom fabricate for you.

I am reusing fabric swatches and polyester straps in my creations as well. Some of the straps were once gurney straps. Now they enjoy their second life as an element in my creations.
Every single bag is one of a kind - individual, colorful, eclectic, and quirky - at the same time extremely durable and practical and comes with extra karma points for caring about our environment and resources.

Are you looking for other whimsical gift ideas - check out my other easy store with wall art and unique home decor: https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/Vidogo

Regina Sakols

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Regina Sakols

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(4)
Stacy K.

Stacy K. on Apr 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I had a work project that required designing vinyl tote bags. The shop owner was wonderful to work with; she turned these around quickly, more than meeting my work deadline, and the bags arrived well-packed. She did a beautiful job, as the photo will attest! Would do business again with this shop, in a heartbeat.

Stacy K.

Stacy K. on Apr 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I had a work project that required designing vinyl tote bags. The shop owner was wonderful to work with; she turned these around quickly, more than meeting my work deadline, and the bags arrived well-packed. She did a beautiful job, as the photo will attest! Would do business again with this shop, in a heartbeat.

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Updates

New vinyl material - a new shopping tote in the making. Every bag is unique and individually hand seen.

About

From banner to bag - shopping totes made into unique accent items

In the beginning there were the discarded banners from various soccer teams we had been playing with.
Every year a new one had to be made and then - what to do with it?
At that time I was looking for some sturdy material to sew shopping bags out of - our town had just banned plastic bag as default packaging in stores. I wanted roomy, practical totes, which are easy to pack and unpack; can be cleaned and I can see what is in them without unpacking all the goodies.
I remembered the banners, which were waiting in a closet for a better life,
A few patterns was made and tested and the best ones made into functional totes. Friends loved the bags (they make great gifts!) - and so here we are.
In the mean time, word spread and I am receiving vinyl banners from several sources. feed bags make great bags too - soon to come!
Some of the strap material is sourced from gurney straps, which are only used once - if at all - and then discarded. No worries! I wash & disinfect all material I use .

Shop members

  • Regina Sakols

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    My Maker's career took me from my early years starting drawing with pencil on my mom's magazines and books to my dad's wood workshop.Then to Art school with glass and metal to my recent work: converting vinyl banners into cool totes and bags.

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