Onbag Classic

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Judith's DIY Leather Onbag

I'm so impressed with this bag!

I had thought of trying one in leather but I really don't have the skills or expertise for it...

Judith (who is also the author of the DIY instructions in Dutch) has made this with a lovely bright striped lining.

Judith says:

"I wasn't sure my sewing machine could make it through a few layers of leather but it worked out all just fine.

I had to make a few changes because leather is slightly different to work with and I had to change the measurements to fit the pattern for the peace of leahter I had available.

Because the onbag is a little smaller than the baby onbag (27x27 cm, straps 14cm wide) I assumed the purpose is different. I'm going to use it for citytrips (not a whole day, just one or two hours)

I left away the sidepocket and loops because of this changed purpose (and I like to backcarry my daugthers)."

It is so great to have such talented designers and seamstresses from all over the world contributing to this design.  I am overwhelmed by the creativity and talent which is pouring in from all directions!

Green Linen with Bright Floral Lining

What a bag!

This will certainly make a statement, and is a perfect example of how wonderful a custom bag can be when it is exactly, precisely what someone wants - I don't think one of the standard bags would really have hit the spot here!

The lovely Lucy who handles the custom bags says:

"I must confess to thinking that Hannah was slightly barmy when she sent me this fabric combination for her Onbag, but it works amazingly well together, and I think the finished bag is now my favourite one that I have made so far!"

Hannah chose a lime-green linen with a bright floral lining for her custom Onbag Classic.

Why not join the waiting list for your own perfect bag?

Jitka's Bag

Jitka says:

"I love the bag! I can fit everything there and that's great. I regret I kept postponing making the bag for such a long time - I had bought the fabrics half year ago!

I bought a piece of brown fabric long enough and also a piece of fabric with flowers for the lining - both were very cheap.

Both fabrics were quite thin so I used some old corduroy I had at home to put in between them."

Jitka is very kindly working on a translation of my pattern into Czech, so watch this space!

First Action Shot of the ByEthicals Bags

Brooke... Thank you so much for this lovely action shot! 

I'm putting it right up on the front page because I'm so excited to see the first evidence of these beautiful bags being used, and loved.

Brooke says:

"I have been planning on making an Onbag for a while now, and I still will, but I need something for travelling in a month and wasn't sure I would have time by then.

So, in a moment of madness, I bought the ByEthicals Spring Stripes classic set!

It is so much prettier in real life than online.

I liked it a lot online, but I love it now that I can see the textures and true colours.

It looks gorgeous with my Indio! ...

... I wasn't quite sure how an Onbag would work, but now I know that it works however I want it to!  

The sling pouch is so clever, too. I didn't think I would be able to fit my long wraps or mei tai in it, but they actually fit rather perfectly.

I'm excited to make my own and seeing this one has inspired me to use more interesting fabrics, though I think mine will be a little more plain in hopes that my husband won't ask to borrow this one!"

It certainly does look gorgeous with that Indio!

Alison's DIY Onbag Classic.

Alison has created a rather fine black denim and shimmery green taffeta bag.

She says:

"I finally got it finished, just in time for a weekend at Centerparcs where it was used plenty by both myself and my husband, we both found it really comfortable.

We got lots of compliments on it too.

I used a shot green/black taffeta lining with black denim outer.

The only thing I altered was the rolled hem round the bottom of the bag as my poor old 1960s singer machine couldn’t cope with the amount of material involved so I did the hem on the inside.

Next on my to-do list is the baby onbag."

I think the green shot taffeta works really well with the soft tones of the black denim.

This is a very beautiful but also dad-friendly bag - we like!

Now we're just waiting for action shots!

Stacy's Artichoke Anathama

Stacy writes a blog called 'Artichoke Anathema', and has written about her Onbag project.  She says it should be making me rich!

 Stacy writes :

"I have completed many projects. One of which was a diaper bag. The hospital sent us home with a simple black Similac bag that I used after I removed the labels. It really wasn't big enough for outings with the cloth diapers plus I was lugging around purse, diaper bag, and baby. There are tons of great free projects on the web, some of which are free for a reason and others that should be making someone rich. The Onbag should be making some rich. It is genius; diaper bag with extremely long straps to be worn around your body and accommodate your baby wearing! My purse fits in in to boot! ...

Wal-Mart $2 cotton with a bit of lycra. It is a cool charcoal color. I didn't want black but yet needed versatility in color. Grey. Who goes wrong with grey?

The straps are tied criss-cross, through the loops, across one another to go back through the loops, then finally knotted together. I think I need to make a little loop to go around the upper part of the straps to keep them closer in at my shoulder blades. I thought the 14" width would not be too wide, but alas, it is....

Opened up, here you can see the pockets and lining. I got a great deal on the salmon colored raw silk. Being one of my favorite colors and fabrics, I couldn't resist."

Summer Dots Classic Bag

£75.00

Sorry, this one-off bag has been sold!

This unique Onbag Classic was designed and made for Onbag by ByEthicals.

ByEthicals bags are made exclusively from reclaimed fabrics, which would otherwise have gone to landfill. Each bag is unique and beautiful, and handmade by a work-at-home-mum in the UK.

This set is in lovely Summer tones with broad appliqué stripes on the front, and a gorgeous pink polka-dot print lining.

£75.00
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Summer Stripes Classic Set

£107.00

This unique set was designed and made for Onbag by ByEthicals.

ByEthicals bags are made exclusively from reclaimed fabrics, which would otherwise have gone to landfill. Each bag is unique and beautiful, and handmade by a work-at-home-mum in the UK.

This set is in Summer tones with striped appliqué on the front, and a summery print lining.

The set comprises an Onbag Classic, a sling pouch and a valuables bag, in matching fabrics.

£107.00
Sorry, this item is out of stock

Spring Flowers Classic Set

£120.00

This unique set was designed and made for Onbag by ByEthicals.

ByEthicals bags are made exclusively from reclaimed fabrics, which would otherwise have gone to landfill. Each bag is unique and beautiful, and handmade by a work-at-home-mum in the UK.

This set is in light spring tones with striped appliqué on the front, and a gorgeous print lining.

The set comprises an Onbag Classic, a sling pouch and a valuables bag, in matching fabrics.

£120.00
Sorry, this item is out of stock

Autumn Star Classic Set

£120.00

This unique set was designed and made for Onbag by ByEthicals. ByEthicals bags are made exclusively from reclaimed fabrics, which would otherwise have gone to landfill. Each bag is unique and beautiful, and handmade by a work-at-home-mum in the UK.

This set is in Autumn tones with an exuberant star appliqué on the front, and a gorgeous abstract print lining.

The set comprises an Onbag Classic, a sling pouch and a valuables bag, in matching fabrics.

£120.00
Sorry, this item is out of stock
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