This collection was the inspiration for Teagarden Satchels and is defined by the use of a purse frame.
Cross Body Satchel a.k.a. 'That's One Big Bag'
This satchel came about from my need to carry all those small bags of Market Garden purchases in one large tote. The cross body strap relieves the strain of a one sided shoulder strap and left me hands free to squeeze the rutabaga.
It's a sizable bag, measuring between 16" -18" high and 19" wide. It's unlined, with two flat 11" high pockets on each side. As well as an adjustable cross body strap, there is a small handle on the top and a loop and toggle to close the bag top.
Note: also handy for carrying picnics supplies, Christmas gifts, school and work notebooks, and anytime parcels.
These little Pocket Purses are for the times that you don't have any available pockets but need to carry two or three things.
There's enough space for a cell phone, a small slim wallet and a set of keys.
Room for just a few things.
Note: I don't generally purchase fabric off the roll unless it's spectacular. And this is! This fabric was purchased at Nippori, the fabric district in Tokyo.
Some of you already know the story.
The frames on these satchels were found in the dark recesses of a Quebec warehouse by the new owner. No one knows when they were made but the estimate is 25-35 years ago. But there they were in their original packaging. And that's where Teagarden Satchels came in. I've designed and created the satchel to go with 'Vintage' frames to complete their purpose in life.