I love finding little hints of humanity on the materials we use, though it can make fitting the pattern pieces a challenge. This is a duffle bag that eventually became a big bellwood (handwriting not included on final product). Wonder how many hands it passed through before it came into mine?
For Toronto folk: Trap Door Boutique in the Junction is now carrying some jack&marjorie bags. It's a great shop in a lovely neighbourhood - if you haven't been, go!