What’s in a Bag?
What’s in a Bag?
You take your bag everywhere with you – to the store, drop kids off at school, out to dinner, shopping, etc. In that bag you carry your essentials to help you survive the short trip outside your home.
But… at the end of the day, it’s just a bag, right? What if I told you that your bag could hold so much more than materialistic necessities for your regular day-to-day?
When we carry our bags, we don’t ever really ponder the time, effort, work, or life of the person who made it. What if you had a bag that, every time you picked it up, you thought of all of that?
I am sure that if you are reading this, you have regrettably lost a loved one. That one person in your life that had so much influence on your upbringing and on the person you have become today. When you think of this person, you remember their voice, the way they walked, the way they talked, how they smelled, and what they wore.
Perhaps you think of ol’ Grandpa Joe, always dressed in his denim jacket. Or what about your great grandma who had that beautiful leather jacket she loved so much? But, where are those garments that you wish could come to life to embrace you in a tight hug one last time? Are they in a closet? Somewhere in the basement? Put away in storage somewhere?
These items are precious to us. There is no doubt about that. However, they are no longer in use and may remain in hiding for the rest of our days.
Here is the alternative: Memorial Bags
A Memorial Bag is a bag made from a passed loved one’s iconic-to-them garment. Once I receive that article of clothing, I take time to meticulously plan out how to cut the pieces into the appropriate panels of your new bag.
I try my best to incorporate all zippers and hardware from the clothing into the bag. Sometimes, I will need to use my own zippers or hardware to finish the project, but everything always matches the material as close as possible.
More often than not, I can use the lining of a jacket to create the lining of your bag. This is to further my effort toward maintaining native features of the jacket into the project.
The end result is a gorgeous bag filled with memories that you can take with you wherever you may travel. There are no more days hiding in the back of the closet for Grandpa’s old jacket. No more cold, dark basement for Grandma’s coat. Instead, you have a keepsake that you can pass down to your children and grandchildren and so on.
I understand how much faith and trust it takes to release control of a cherished item to a total stranger. It is always important to me that I earn your trust. Feel free to visit my Facebook page to view more of my work, see what I do, watch my videos, and read reviews.
Whenever you feel ready, feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to get a quote. There is never any pressure and you can always change your mind up until I start work on your project.
If you do decide to entrust me with this endeavor, you can be confident in knowing that your items will always be handled and treated with dignity and respect.
I look forward to hearing from you. In the mean time, check out how to care for your bag by clicking here.