I live in a bring your own Bag kinda city aka BYOB, more and more people/cities are doing it and to encourage you they charge a .05¢ fee for every paper bag they provide and plastic bags are almost non existent . The other option is buying their .99¢ reusable bags, but like paper bags they have a limited lifespan and are not easily washed. Enter in solution, canvas tote bags.
I have been making my own bags, aside from being addicted to handmade I found the ones at my local craft store to be of such poor quality that it became more economical to make my own- again it is a cost thing for me. For every package of 3 one was unusable so the great deal I was getting wasn’t so great. I get to control the quality, add little details and brag that they are locally
So why the bag? I am more of an apron girl, well I cook a lot, meaning I grocery shop a lot. In one week I take several rips to the grocery store (I have to get better at menu planning). And because bags are a necessity they are the perfect blank canvas to work on for printmaking and surface design, so I kill two birds with one stone. I need tote bags and I need to work out my designs (yes more fabric).
Each of my bags are handmade, hand printed and tested to death! They are 100% duck cotton, the designs are either silk screened or stamped using permanent fabric inks. I am starting to add a loop to attach your keys or wristlet so you don’t have to dig for those things. Because the fabric is pretty resistant they don’t need to be washed all that frequently but when you do, wash cool water and lay flat to dry and then use an iron if you want to but not necessary if you remove them from the washing machine immediately. More sizes will be coming soon look for them in my shop…
Cheers and Remember BYOB