Welcome to BAG-A-PONCHO, run by Johan and Susan Combrinck. We are situated in the beautiful town of Clarens (Free State) in South Africa.
We sew mainly Messenger Bags and Ponchos, but you will also see a lot of other items (that we sew for ourselves or to sell), for example Scoodies, Mug Rugs, Coasters and other Bags.
Please visit our website frequently to see what we are up to here at BAG-A-PONCHO.
This website is a work in progress and there will be some information added and some deleted. To see items we sold and the items available to buy at the different shops, please look at Our Product Gallery
The Messenger Bags are available in different sizes Small Messenger Bag or Man Bag, Medium Messenger Bag and Large Messenger Bag. We can ols make bigger sizes for a Laptop Bag, but this size we will only make on order because we need the dimensions of the Laptop.
The nice thing of our Messenger Bags is that there are enough pockets inside the Bag for your purse, cellphone and ID book and then there is a pocket or sleeve where an iPad, Tablet or small Laptop can fit in. Men love the Small Messenger Bag or Man Bag. We also added the Gaia Messenger Bag that is more a ladies bag.
We sell the Messenger Bags in Clarens at Highland Coffee
Care instructions of the Jute Coffee Sack in your bag or other item.
It is important to take care of your Messenger Bag, Tote or other item if the item has some part of it made from Jute Coffee Sack.
Refrain from picking up your messenger bag by the flap, as doing this may result in damage to the bag over time. Rather pick up the bag on the sides, where the strap is sewn on or elsewhere on the body of the bag.
The part of the Coffee Sack that we used was not treated before the sewing of the item, You as new owner of the item can treat the item with Scotchgard fabric protector to help repel liquid and block stains. Otherwise take the bag to a place like upholsterers who are able to do this for you.
Products made from recycled Jute Coffee sacks may shed due to the natural jute fibers. Treatment of the sack (the part of it in the item) will also prevent the shedding.
As with all burlap or jute, spot clean or gently hand wash only with damp cloth, water and mild soap if necessary.
Do not dry clean, machine wash or totally immerse in water.
Steam iron may be used on burlap or jute and fabric linings.
The rest of the bag may be handwashed and left to drip-dry if it is needed.
We make the Ponchos and Capes of 100% Acrylic Blankets made in South Africa. The Messenger Bags are made out of Denim. recycled Jute coffee sacks or a combination of materials. Please visit the BAG-A-PONCHO SHOP: Features and Prices of Items. for details.
All the items are created by us. Every item is individually made and therefore no two items are exactly the same.
Johan makes Chainmaille Jewelry from Jump Rings and also from Sterling Silver. To view photos of the Jewelry, visit the blog at: http://jjcombrinck.blogspot.com/