Handmade waxed canvas bag stands upright and is fixed with an oil-tanned leather strap and brass buckle. All materials are locally sourced and hardware is attached with rivets. Constructed in North Carolina. Available in five colors. (
Let's think about how many paper and plastic bags have lost their lives to a spilled lunch. Tossed in the bin rather than reused, filled with salad dressing or some other fancy sandwich detritus. As a matter of fact, let's not.
The point is, with a lunchbag that not only keeps your midday meal from rolling around, but can also be easily wiped down when something spills, flimsy bags are a thing of the past. Durable waxed cotton canvas can be used again and again. It keeps water out, easily cleans on the inside and looks, well, grown up.
The leather strap is oil-tanned and locally sourced, attached to the canvas with rivets, which beats glue or cheap thread that eventually wears out and falls off. The bags are constructed by a seamstress who has worked with fabrics for nearly 30 years, and has a fondness for materials that will outlast their owners and wearers.
These roomy bags hold sandwiches and apples for a small group, or a large lunch for a hungry camper. Also serves as a dopp kit or supply case for small items. Top stitching lets the bag stand upright when you unravel it, and the top rolls down again for buckling when you're ready to pack up.
To clean the bag, just wipe it down with a damp cloth.
These bags are handmade by Overlap Sewing Studio in West Asheville, North Carolina, by a seamstress and leatherworker who has worked with fabrics for going on 30 years. She has a background in fine arts and experience sewing and designing costumes and apparel, mask-making, bookmaking and teaching classes out of her studio on sewing and mixed media.
All materials used for the bags are hand-picked to be the best quality and the most attractive available. The canvas is 8 1/2 ounce weight, the leather straps are cut by hand and the brass-plated nickel buckles are hammered on to endure multiple uses over time. The edges of the bag are stitched with strong cotton thread to form a foundation so the bag can stand upright.
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