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Last updated on 15 Aug, 2022

I've been working on some new bags, so keep an eye on my shop to see what new stock will be arriving.


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Stuart Fowle

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Stuart Fowle


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars


This design has been quite popular in on t-shirts and mugs. So thought I’d give it a go on sweatshirts.
Very popular as a gift for Dads, husbands and loved ones.

About StuArtIllustration

Sales 179
On Etsy since 2015

StuArt Illustration - Art and illustration combined

• Hand Painted Bag
Really, it all started back in the 1980's when I was at school! We used large canvas backpacks to carry our school books and P.E. kit etc. Then a craze started where some of us more artistic students would paint on the bag flaps. But back then it was gloss household paints and model kit enamels.......not ideal for long term use.

Now jump forward to 2015, and my wife buys me a useful looking canvas shoulder bag, and innocently suggests I draw on it. Well that's when I had the light bulb moment, and started thinking how to achieve what we did back in the 1980's. But now I had the ideal products, Gesso and Acrylics.

So here we are, painting images on canvas shoulder bags. They are a unique and very useful item to have.

I can paint most images on the bag (subject to copyright laws).

You can buy bags I have already created, or commission me to produce one for you. Designs can be vehicles, unit badges, cartoon type characters, heck anything really.

• Man Cave Products
I like to paint and draw, and I like to paint and draw things that would suit a man cave/study/office. So I set up a section to sell items that would suit the man cave. You will probably notice a strong aviation theme in this section, its a subject I've been fascinated in since I was a young boy.

• Vintage Aviation Books
On my art/illustration journey, I come across many aviation related things, some of which I buy and think others would also like. Books are one such item.

• Aviation Memorabilia
Fits in with the art/illustration journey and my fascination with aviation.

Production partners

  • Printful

    Charlotte, NC

    A 1000-person team spread out across six locations in North Carolina, California, Mexico, Barcelona, and Latvia. (Psst, we're one of the only print-on-demand drop shippers located in both North America and Europe). And we do more than printing and shipping. Printful's 90+ developers are alwa

  • Prodigi Products

    Farnham, England

    Prodigi help companies selling printed products to simplify their logistics and maximise their profits.

  • Swift Pod

    San Jose, CA

    We founded Swift with one goal in mind: providing a high-quality, smart, and reliable print-on-demand shop for all your e-commerce needs. Our passion for excellence has driven us from the beginning, and continues to drive us into the future. We know that every product counts, and strive to make each

  • T shirt and Sons

    Westbury, England

    T Shirt & Sons has a responsibility to both the environment and the community; we view this as being important on a local, national and global level and feel that our industry has a valid part to play in the reduction of exploitation and pollution.

Shop policies

Last updated on 09 May, 2022
I hope you like my hand painted canvas haversacks/messenger bags. I'm rather proud of them and the idea. They make a very unique and individual and useful gift. No mass produced iron on stencils, but lovingly hand painted designs, done with care and attention.

If you can't find a design that you like, please don't hesitate to contact me to enquire about commissioning your own personal design.

Alternatively, keep popping back and seeing what new designs I put in the shop.

All t-shirt and mug designs have been designed by me, but produced and dispatched via a 3rd party Print On Demand (POD) company.

Thank you for looking.

Stuart Fowle

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Apple Pay Klarna Gift card
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
IMPORTANTB NOTE: There are no refunds or returns offered on any 'Print On Demand' items. As these are made to order.

Returns will only be accepted within 14 days of you receiving the item.

A refund will only be processed once I have received the returned item. The refund will include the cost of the item and the original postage. However, you will have to pay the return postage if returning an item.

Commission works can not be returned/refunded. However, I will always offer to show you photographs of the finished item before it is dispatched. Therefore any issues should be resolved before you receive the item.

There are no refunds on digital work offered in my shop.
Payment is via PayPal.
I will endeavour to get the bag in the post as soon as possible. I offer 2 options of delivery, either UK Royal Mail Recorded or UK Royal Mail Special Delivery. The 'Recorded' option is only available of UK buyers.

Products produced via my Print On Demand (POD) partners will have a separate delivery policy from the one stated above.
To fulfil your order you must provide me with certain personal information such as full name, postal address and details of the product you are ordering. You may also provide me with additional information eg for custom orders or personalised designs.
I only collect the information needed to fulfill your order, settle any disputes or provide customer support. If you purchase your order through ETSY you authorise Etsy to provide me with the required information and should also review their privacy policy.
If you pay for your order through PayPal, you authorise Paypal to provide me with the required information and should review their policy.
All other information is stored in digital format only in my accounts, etsy shop and email server.
Information sharing is limited as follows
Etsy and Paypal - as outlined in their Policies and Terms of Use
Service Providers: Limited information shared with trusted 3rd parties for delivery purposes only, Name and address information only.
I keep digital records for the minimum period required by UK Tax Law, after which time it is securely destroyed. Any information stored digitally, including ,but not limited to Facebook messages, emails and etsy conversations are deleted once an order is complete and posted.
You may have the right to access and receive a copy of any information I hold about you by contacting me. You may also request that I change, restrict or delete any personal information I hold. I will delete any information I hold unless there is a legal requirement to keep it (I will inform you in these instances that your information cannot be deleted)
For the purpose of EU Data Protection Laws I, Stuart Fowle am the data controller of your information. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at stuartfowleillustration [!at]
My Facebook, etsy, email and PayPal accounts are accessed either by a Mac PC which is password protected or a mobile phone/Ipad which are PIN protected.

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Last updated on 04 Sep, 2016
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