Tuesday, January 18, 2011

What to do with all those Thomson bags?

It's a questions that plagues every builder who has the opportunity to use these excellent US products...what do you do with all the nice fabric bags they come in once the component is installed.

I've got them all over the shop; each reamer has it's own, the Rigid Benders for racks each have them, etc.

Despite my storage uses, I still had a box of bags left over during the move.  As I was sending it to the bin, Kalten rescued them and pressed Christi into service re-purposing them.  Thank goodness she has talents I don't, as she was able to create some pretty cool items from my cast offs...


She meticuously ripped every seam, sewed them back together as fabric, and then mated them with heavy weight Duck canvass and piping to arrive at these functional courier bags and totes.  Featuring internal pockets and wide straps for comfort (still waiting for the courier bag hardware), they should serve out another lifetime now.

Reuse and recycle...yeah!

rody

7 comments:

A.B. said...

So freaking awesome!!!

Jay said...

Cool - Can I get on the list for one? Jay

Walt said...

Rody -

If you get them direct from Thomson, they just come in plastic bags these days. Only the wholesale/distributor ones come in cloth anymore.

It's cheaper by a lot, but it's a little bit sad not to have all those bags (I have a bunch with old rear shocks I'll never use in them).

-Walt

rmb said...

Nice!! She has skills.

Utahdog! said...

Most excellent idea!

Utahdog! said...

A most excellent idea!

ThatDeafGuy said...

Bloody hell, I'm SO stupid, never thought of doing that - awesome idea!