Patchwork Backpack | Cherry Red

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.

A folksy patchwork design mixes with the classic style roll top backpack.  Sure to be unique, each shape is cut and sewn with matching stitches. Two expandable pockets on each side are adjustable and include convenient snap closures.  The main compartment opening rolls up with leather straps which are adjustable in height to accommodate both large and small loads.  The interior is lined with a neutral-toned and durable cotton canvas. Inside there are two additional pockets near the opening to keep smaller items accessible, and a compartment to carry your laptop securely and comfortably against your back.  The shoulder straps have adjustable sliders and leather and canvas gussets at the base for strength.

11" x 5" x 17-23"

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