el bag— sewing studio and more bags

May 17, 2010 - 9:02 pm

light denimbagfaded denim is a favorite for summer time

dark jean bag
euro navy denim

studio with vincent
sewing/reading studio

everything about the el bag is found, reused, recycled.
to purchase an el bag— call:415.577.1052
oror email:

el bag— transparency

- 8:38 pm

bag pocket

our transparent double pocket layered with reclaimed plastic is ideal for iphone or other photos creating your very own collage/altar— your custom el bag.

everything about the el bag is found, reused, recycled.
to purchase an el bag call: 415.577.1052
or email:

el bag— found fabric is so LOVEly

- 8:28 pm

baggreywarm grey oh so delightful tweed upholstery scrap with selvedge fabulousness…this is my fave so far….perf!!

warm greyembellishes

everything about the el bag is found, reused, recycled.
to purchase an el bag call 415.577.1052
or email:

el bag: a gathering of FOUND ideas, materials, tools and love…

May 7, 2010 - 11:00 am

riikkabagel bag.

our goddess riikka is so gracious to pose for me wearing her new el bag—  in our fave spot— good earth’s produce section. i find myself there often… grounding into the fresh, alive organized beauty of this lovely space.

“let us call it translating…” vincent van gogh wrote in a letter to his brother theo from st remy, france (where I also found my favorite linen blouses 116 years later),—regarding painting his version of “the sower”, a well known painting at the time by Millet.  I decided to ‘translate’ the “el bag” after falling in love with a similar denim bag at my friend louesa’s shop, august, in oakland, ca.

my new denim bag attracted attention… and I loved the casual hippy energy it carried… and I had an idea.
coincidentally, my boyfriend steve (a thriftstore denizen) seemed to be getting more serious about his sewing habit, finding (collecting) sewing machines, fabric and experience through craigslist, thrift stores, word of mouth, (his friend stanley’s 93 year old mother).

steve prefers vintage Singer brand sewing machines (both born in New Jersey).

though the original bag was denim, steve convinced me I should consider other fabrics he had collected…the most perfect grey/pale pink tweed, a faded denim, a unique beige camouflage— all with a revealed “selvedge” —the finished edge of a bolt of cloth—usually decorative in nature.

everything about the el bag is found, reused, recycled .

To buy call—  415.577.1052
or email me:

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