Mini Marine Leather Backpack

Sketchbook Crafts

SKETCHBOOK CRAFTS designer & maker Amber Jensen draws inspiration from nature and natural materials to create bags and backpacks that are both nostalgic and trendsetting. Following in the tradition of seamsters and seamstresses who came before, each Sketchbook bag is cut, assembled, sewn, punched, riveted, and lined by her two hands. The idea for each bag began as a drawing, was made into prototypes, used, then modified as needed to find the perfect balance of durability, style, and functionality. Amber sources materials locally or American-made when possible, and from traditional textile manufacturers around the world to create her thoughtful and practical bags. The style in each design transcends the boundary between wild, rural, and urban; between hipster and hippie. There's a sculptural aspect, a reverence for materials and their form, in a Sketchbook creation. There's also a boldness and individuality inherent in the way Amber puts her work into the world-- a passion for learning, developing ideas, independence, and craft that's rare.


These genuine hand-painted leather backpacks are a stylish and functional alternative to a ladies handbag. They are a great piece to play around with when color-blocking your entire look sure to add something special to your wardrobe. As time goes by this painted leather will wear in and soften, revealing a pleasant patina. 

Inside this bag is a water resistant waxed canvas insert that contains two more sewn-in pockets, and the insert also creates a separate compartment perfect for keeping all of your contents organized. 

Interwoven into the top of this backpack there is an adjustable leather strap depending on what belongings you carrying with you.


Outside: 11" x 9.5" x 4"

Inside" 10.75" x 9-9.25" x 3.75"

Inside Pocket 1-- 8"x 7"     2--5"x 7"

Straps 19"-28" long // 2" wide reinforced over shoulder

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