Friday, April 30, 2010
the newest bags
the update this evening (friday) and tomorrow (saturday) will include the newest set of tough ruffles shoulder bags. these are sewn a bit differently than the bags i normally make. as you can see from the above photos, the flap extends as part of the body of the bag, and closes to itself, to give the bag a nice slouchy shape, and keep everything safely inside. the interior is also a little different. there is one regular inside slip pocket on the inside back, and on the opposite side there is a... wait for it... a zipper pocket. that's right. all sorts of new additions. the straps are a bit different. i made these out of the same vintage caramel brown heavy denim-canvas fabric i used for the backs of the bags, with a double layer of felt for extra padding for your hard-working shoulders. they are a bit narrower at the top, to minimize slipping off the shoulder. the sides are connected with metal rectangle jump rings and finished with a a nice rounded shade and a large hand-set grommet. and, of course, madebyhank is freehand stitched in deep brown onto each one.
i have a few of each color, and will be listing half this evening and half tomorrow, to make things convenient for as many folks as possible.
** also, please note that i am waiting on a hardware shipment to finish off the straps on a few of the bags, so some of them may not ship until tuesday may 4th. **
Posted by katie henry at 6:20 PM