Random Make & Mend project of the day.

I have this G.H. Bass heavy canvas duffle laundry bag that I think I got from Restoration Hardware a looooog time ago on clearance. It's got a circular bottom, about 2 1/2 feet tall, with a grommet drawstring top. It's very classic in it's design like an old sailor or army laundry pack. I guess that's why I got it.


You know how you buy something nearly regretting the purchase but in time it turns out to be one of the best investments you've ever made? That's this bag.

 I use it continually in my life. It's become one of those things, but the strap was starting to give. I lug heavy laundry, you all know, you've seen most of it, and the strap was tearing. 


I'd been making a mental note of it for months, but finally bit the bullet and took the two minutes the repair needed to stitch it back on. Finally.


I did loose a needle, though. A denim needle too. Aw well.

4 comments:

  1. I use something similar for my laundry, an East German Military duffel bag my father gave me. All that's different is the camouflage fabric and mine doesn't have the strap, but they're great for laundry, they really can take a beating.
    Sorry about the lost needle, that's been happening a lot to me too.

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  2. It kills me how we will live with something for months when it only takes minutes to repair!

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  3. A heavy-duty canvas laundry bag is a thing to be cherished. :-)

    The previous poster said it so well--it IS funny how we'll live with something that's broken or torn or dirty for a looooong time, and then when we finally get around to fixing it, we're amazed 1) at how little time it took to mend it, and 2) how good we feel once it's mended. Which gets me to thinking about all the projects around my house that I've been living with...

    Love your blog, NVL. Is it okay if I link to you from my blog?

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  4. Sure, and thanks.

    And Serenity, this is the entire reason I started the Make & Mend sew along in the first place. To get us all over that waiting!

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