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Auction Ends: Feb 27, 2010 04:00 PM PST

Fashion & Jewelry

Scraps of Freedom Market/Beach Tote

Item Number
NVR-3010
Estimated Value
$45 USD
Sold
$20 USD to racemom
Number of Bids
2  -  Bid History

Item Description

Scraps of Freedom Americana Market Tote is a great companion for all American pastimes like beach combing, picnic going, play dates at the park or a day out shopping at your local farmer's market.

Roomy at a generous 16" wide by 14" high, it features a large inside zip pocket, a divided regular pocket for your cell phones or digital cameras and a key hook to keep your keys from migrating all the way to the bottom of the bag. The bag sits comfortably under your shoulder and expands to hold a LOT of stuff. The bottom is double interfaced, but not stiff, to make it easy to roll the bag up and pack it for weekend getaways.

In America's early tradition of waste-not, want-not and pioneer quilting from whatever fabric was on hand, the surface of the bag has been crazy patched over in mostly red and blue scraps. America's ever blooming optimisim is recognized through a hint of sunny yellow in the Hibicus flowers on fabric brought back from Hawaii by Solsister's mom. This reference to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii is also is a quiet tribute to America's fighting men and women from World War II.

The "star" feature of the bag is of course, the bold white-on-white raw edge folded origami stars, made by Solsister's 12 year old daughter. The stars symbolize our fighting spirit. No matter how ragged we get, we still keep going. The stars will fray a bit with washing but don't worry, they are very firmly appliqued in place.

The bag is finished off with American flag tabs connecting dark navy batik shoulder straps with gunmetal D-rings. Lined in a light blue fabric with streamers of white dots. You're sure to draw compliments when you own this bag.

You can learn to do flip and sew patchwork by following Solsister's tutorial here:


Visit Solsisters etsy shop here.


Special Instructions

Within the US, this bag will ship USPS Priority Mail. All other destinations are via International First Class Mail.

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