The idea from Nimu Muriu from Nairobi:
I would like a tie-dye fabric bag made with brown leather straps.
– Off white/ white cotton tote bag
– brown or blue tie-dye pattern
– a label with AWM on the front of the bag made with a piece of leather
Picture attatched for reference. Main picture is the single bag image (but without the tassle)
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The story of the Custom made tie-dye fabric bag with brown leather straps:
I am happy to respond to your request for a tie and dye tote bag.
We would like to try it on canvas and cotton and see which comes out better.
An artist will work on the tie and dye and will then bring it to our workshop for stitching it will thus be a collaborative project.
Do you have a preference in terms of size?
Thank you for getting back to me so quickly.
Width: 14 in
Height: 15 in
Colour: blue (like the picture) white canvas
Label: like the attached image ( with AWM)
We will look for good canvas on Monday and let you know. The artist tells me canvas isn't as absorbent as cotton so we will try both fabrics and you can see which will look better
Have a lovely weekend.
Is it possibly for the bag to be ready before next week Friday, 13th?
As it's a collaborative effort, I can't really give timelines. We have to wait for the artist to work on the fabric and once we are satisfied with the result, we will stitch.
We will keep updating you. She starts dying tomorrow. Let's see how that turns out.
I hope your weekend was good.the artist has delivered the fabric.
Please see attached a photo of the tie and dye fabric.
I hope you like it. Looking forward to your feedback so that stitching can begin tomorrow morning
Have a lovely evening.
Thank you it looks great. Will it be hard enough to be a bag?
Thanks for the quick response.
The material is very light, we will have to reinforce it so that it's hard enough to be a bag.
We will use a layer of light canvas on the inside and a board at the bottom.
I hope that is fine with you. Let me know if you have more suggestions..
I hope you're well. Please see the attached photos of your bag. Let me know what you think about it.
Thank you it looks good. May the straps be moved slightly higher?
Thank you for your feedback. I guess you mean you want the straps to be less than 2 inches into the body now. I wonder if you have a prefered length that we can use.
Changing the straps means we undo the bag, remove the lining adjust the straps and then stitch the bag again.
Is the strap width ok or might you have a prefered size?
Looking forward to your response.
I don’t mean change the straps I wanted to know if it were possible for the end of the strap that’s attached to the bag to be moved higher. – picture for reference
I get you now. However that means we undo the bag and unfortunately the places where the stitch passed might be visible. We also apply glue before stitching and that's hard to remove from the fabric
Would you like is to instead of redoing it, make another bag for you? If so kindly share precise measurements of how you would like the handles. Looking forward to hearing from you..
I don't think we have time to make another bag as I needed to travel with it tomorrow afternoon.
May you please put the label like the picture attached with the initials AWM and the same font as pictured. – but rectangular and smaller a small rectangular piece of cloth or leftover leather I think could work.
I hope you are well..
Kindly share your delivery address so the bag can be sent over to you.
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