Ki’s talented sister, Karla Cunningham of Remixed Stitches, is bringing some of her seamstress wizardry to the Junk Bonanza!
Also an amazing repurposer, Karla fashioned these from vintage U.S. Army bags of olive drab canvas. (The vintage bags are great, Karla says, because the new ones on longer are made of the same canvas-type fabric.) She machine washed and air dried the bags before starting.
The fabric on the bags shown here is from a vintage ’50s quilt topper that never got its backing! The hexagon squares are hand-sewn together. (Like the pattern? She also turned parts of the quilt topper into cute half-aprons!)
Each of the one-of-a-kind bags have roomy insides with a zippered pocket for valuables. Outside, they have vintage patches and pockets for small items such as cell phones. There’s also a vintage, adjustable shoulder strap and a handle for carrying, and buckled straps front and back with a magnetic front closure.
At 15 inches by 8 inches by 8 inches, these would make a great computer, diaper, gym or overnight bag!
If you don’t get yours at the Ki Nassauer Shop at the Bonanza, Karla is busily sewing, and hopes to have more for sale on her Etsy shop, Remixed Stitches, by May!