Thursday, May 30, 2013

Canvas Field Tote

Cone Mills selvedge canvas, A&E thread, hand-set tack buttons, hand-hammered copper rivets.

Slightly extended handles for carrying over the shoulder.

I might put this one up for sale on etsy.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Reference Collection

Survey Vest, prototype

Designed to hold just about everything I need for a days hike in the woods.  Just need to work on a water bottle pocket, hidden hand pockets, and a few design and fitting elements.

Cone Mills selvedge canvas, vintage army buttons.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Reference Collection

Custom Vest, Cone Mills Canvas

Really cool design that this customer came up with.  The pocket tops where a fun challenge. 

Ingredients: Cone Mills selvedge canvas, black corozo buttons, hand-set copper rivets, black enameled two-prong buckle.

Constructed using vintage sewing machines from the 1920's and 1940's.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Railroad Vest, v.2

I'm pretty happy with this one.  Same Japanese selvedge denim, courtesy of Slowboat Deadstock, this time with a few selvedge chambray details.

Next step is to grade it into different sizes.  Then I'll see if I can afford to order some interesting Cone Mills selvedge twill and 2x1 denim I've been looking at.  Then try and do a small run, probably just one of each size.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Reference Collection

Railroad Vest, v.1

I'm trying to squeeze in some design time inbetween a few custom orders.  Have a few things to change with this vest, but it's getting there.  Japanese selvedge denim, cold soak.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Field Tote, Cone Mills Canvas

Work in progress.  Will have more images if/when the design is finalized.

Thursday, May 2, 2013


Grocery Bag, Japanese Selvedge Denim

Here's version #2 of the grocery bag.  Tried a few different things - tack button closure on top, inner band chainstitched and with exposed selvage, shortened the handle a little.  Came together well I think.

The fabric is some selvedge denim from Japan, it's very soft for being raw denim.

This bag is for sale on my etsy page.

Grocery Bag, Indigo Striped Canvas

Talking with a fellow maker here in Asheville yesterday got me inspired to work on a few bag designs and use some of the special fabric that I've been saving.

Ingredients: Japanese indigo/white striped canvas, Cone Mills 2x1 denim, hand-hammered copper saddle rivets, all cotton thread.

This one is up for sale on my etsy page here.