The Maker's Bag in Taiga (olive green with grey grid) 400 Halcyon. The Maker's Bag in Taiga (olive green with grey grid) 400 Halcyon with a Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Navy (blue) 1050 Ballistic. The Maker's Bag in Navy (blue) 1050 Ballistic with an Wasabi (green with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Verde (green) 1050 Ballistic. The Maker's Bag in Verde (green) 1050 Ballistic with a Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Aubergine (dark purple) 1050 Ballistic. The Maker's Bag in Aubergine (dark purple) 1050 Ballistic with a Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Aubergine (dark purple) 1050 Ballistic with a Wasabi (green with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Aubergine (dark purple) 1050 Ballistic with a Island (blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Black 1050 Ballistic. The Maker's Bag in Black 1050 Ballistic with a Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Burnt Orange 1050 Ballistic. The Maker's Bag in Burnt Orange 1050 Ballistic with a Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Steel (medium grey) 1050 Ballistic. The Maker's Bag in Steel (medium grey) 1050 Ballistic with a Wasabi (green with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Coyote (brown) 1050 Ballistic. The Maker's Bag in Coyote (brown) 1050 Ballistic with a Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Original (black with white grid) 400 Halcyon. The Maker's Bag in Original (black with white grid) 400 Halcyon with an Ultraviolet (purple with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Black (black with grey grid) 400 Halcyon. The Maker's Bag in Black (black with grey grid) 400 Halcyon with a Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Black (black with grey grid) 400 Halcyon with a Wasabi (green with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Black (black with grey grid) 400 Halcyon with an Island (blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Aubergine (dark purple) 525 Ballistic. The Maker's Bag in Aubergine (dark purple) 525 Ballistic with a Cloud (light grey) 210 Ballistic interior. The Maker's Bag in Aubergine (dark purple) 525 Ballistic with an Island (blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Aubergine (dark purple) 525 Ballistic with a Coyote (brown with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Aubergine (dark purple) 525 Ballistic with a Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Black 525 Ballistic. The Maker's Bag in Black 525 Ballistic. The Maker's Bag in Black 525 Ballistic with a Coyote (golden brown) 210 Ballistic interior. The Maker's Bag in Black 525 Ballistic with a Cloud (light grey) 210 Ballistic interior. The Maker's Bag in Black 525 Ballistic with an Island (blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Black 525 Ballistic with a Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Black 525 Ballistic with a Solaris (yellow with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Burnt Orange 525 Ballistic. The Maker's Bag in Burnt Orange 525 Ballistic with a Cloud (light grey) 210 Ballistic interior. The Maker's Bag in Burnt Orange 525 Ballistic with a Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Deep Blue (dark blue) 525 Ballistic. The Maker's Bag in Deep Blue (dark blue) 525 Ballistic with a Dawn (blue-grey) 210 Ballistic interior. The Maker's Bag in Deep Blue (dark blue) 525 Ballistic with a Coyote (brown with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Deep Blue (dark blue) 525 Ballistic with a Tidal (faded blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Deep Blue (dark blue) 525 Ballistic with a Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Nebulous Grey (Medium grey) 525 Ballistic. The Maker's Bag in Nebulous Grey (medium grey) 525 Ballistic with a Island (bright blue) 210 Ballistic interior. The Maker's Bag in Nebulous Grey (medium grey) 525 Ballistic with a Viridian (blue-green) 210 Ballistic interior. The Maker's Bag in Mars Red 525 Ballistic. The Maker's Bag in Nebulous Grey (Medium grey )525 Ballistic with an Island (blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Nebulous Grey (Medium grey )525 Ballistic with a Wasabi (green with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Nebulous Grey (Medium grey) 525 Ballistic with a Moab (brick red with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Mars Red 525 Ballistic with a Cloud (light grey) 210 Ballistic interior. The Maker's Bag in Nebulous Grey (Medium grey )525 Ballistic with a Solaris (yellow with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Mars Red 525 Ballistic with a Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Ursa (brown-grey) 525 Ballistic. The Maker's Bag in Ursa (brown-grey) 525 Ballistic with a Dawn (blue-grey) 210 Ballistic interior. The Maker's Bag in Ursa (brown-grey) 525 Ballistic with a Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Ursa (brown-grey) 525 Ballistic with a Taiga (olive green with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Wilderness (forest green) 525 Ballistic with a Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Wilderness (forest green) 525 Ballistic. The Maker's Bag in Wilderness (forest green) 525 Ballistic with a Coyote (golden brown) 210 Ballistic interior. The Maker's Bag in Constellation (light blue) 525 Ballistic. The Maker's Bag in Constellation (light blue) 525 Ballistic with a Cloud (light grey) 210 Ballistic interior. The Maker's Bag in Constellation (light blue) 525 Ballistic with a Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Coyote (brown) 525 Ballistic. The Maker's Bag in Coyote (brown) 525 Ballistic with a Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior.
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The Maker's Bag

$150.00

A briefcase/messenger bag designed for the makers, the creators.

12.5 liters (750 cu. in.)

Taiga 400 Halcyon/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Original 400 Halcyon/Island 200 Halcyon
Black Ballistic/Island 200 Halcyon
Black Ballistic/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Burnt Orange Ballistic/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Coyote Ballistic/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Deep Blue Ballistic/Tidal 200 Halcyon
Nebulous Grey Ballistic/Island 200 Halcyon
Nebulous Grey Ballistic/Moab 200 Halcyon
Ursa Ballistic/Taiga 200 Halcyon
Wilderness Ballistic/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon

Description

A briefcase/messenger/field bag with loads of pockets and organization for your projects.

Making is about using basic materials to actuate our ideas. Take a pen and a notebook. In one person’s hands, the pen and paper make plans for a house. In another person’s hands, the pen and paper make a drawing of a mountain. Other hands may use the pen and notebook to write a short story, or put away the pen and turn the paper into an airplane. We are individual in what we create, and yet united by the fact that we do.

We designed the Maker’s Bag to support all of us—knitters, architects, robot makers, foragers, writers, designers, teachers, or painters—in our making.

The Maker’s Bag is a briefcase/messenger/field bag. You can wear it cross-body or on one shoulder; d-ring attachment points on the left and right side of the bag accept most shoulder straps with snaphooks. Included with the Maker’s Bag is our Standard Shoulder Strap, and you have the option of upgrading to the Absolute Shoulder Strap (recommended for heavy loads). An included removable waist strap means you can secure the Maker’s Bag to your body as you ride your motorcycle or bicycle, and a simple webbing grab handle on the back gives you a place to quickly move the bag from floor to table or vice versa.

Abundant with pockets and compartments —12 in total—the Maker’s Bag ranks as one of the bags with the most built-in organization we’ve made. You might not even use all of the pockets of the Maker’s Bag initially: that’s OK because you’ll be ready for what comes next.

Under the front flap of the Maker’s Bag is a zippered pocket that spans the width of the bag. The pocket unzips from left to right; one o-ring is thoughtfully placed to allow immediate access to whatever you’ve clipped to it (Key StrapOrganizer PouchWallet) without even fully unzipping the compartment. Inside the zippered pocket are four open-top organizational pockets of equal size; these pockets fit phones, small notebooks, travel watercolor cases. The remainder of the pocket is ready for other, larger items: snacks, gloves, maps, pocket guides, small tablets.

Fold back the front flap of the Maker’s Bag and the main compartment is on display. Because we added piping to the exterior of the Maker’s Bag, the bag maintains its shape and stands up on its own so you can view the entire interior compartment easily without holding the bag open. The main compartment has four O-rings, two on the front and one on each side. The o-ring on the left side of the main compartment of the Maker’s Bag has an included 8” Key Strap.

Many of our bags have an open-top exterior back pocket; for the Maker’s Bag, we chose to forgo that pocket in exchange for an interior zippered back pocket that spans the width of the bag. This is an ideal place for a small laptop (up to 11”) or tablet (in a protective sleeve such as our Cache), pad of paper, magazine, coloring book, or folded jacket or sweater. The remainder of the main compartment is open and at the ready for larger items: a yarn project in a Travel Tray, a laptop (up to 13”) in a Cache, a jacket, lunch, or supplies of any kind.

The main compartment of the Maker’s Bag also has five smaller organizational pockets. The pockets on each side are expandable mesh and ideal for stowing a travel mug or water bottle. On the front side of the main compartment are three elastic-banded open-top pockets; a 3D Organizer Cube can fit in the center pocket and a Pen/Pencil Organizer Pouch can fit in either the left or right pocket.

Want to add even more pockets and organization to your Maker’s Bag? Consider adding the Maker’s Bag Freudian Slip. It adds five additional pockets of organization—three zippered pockets on one side and two large open top pockets on the other.

Wherever you go, whatever you do, and everything you make: we want to see it. Share your photos with #tombihn, post your photos in our Forums, or email them to us.

Materials

Specs

Dimensions

13.6" (w) x 10" (h) x 6.9" (d) / 345 (w) x 255 (h) x 175 (d) mm

Weight

400d Halcyon®/420d nylon ripstop: 15.0 oz / 425 grams
525d Ballistic: 1 lb 2.6 oz / 530 grams

Volume

750 cubic inches / 12.5 liters (ASTM Standard Measure)

Total O-Rings

5 (4 in the main compartment, 1 in the front zippered pocket)

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Sewn in Seattle

Our bags are designed and sewn right here in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

That allows us to be control freaks in the best way possible; we have direct control and oversight of the quality of our materials, our products, and the jobs and working environment that we help create. It also offers us a unique spontaneity: when we have an idea for a new product or accessory, we can design it, figure out how to build it, add it to our website and be ready to ship it out our front door all within just a few weeks. How cool is that?

Intrigued? You can find out more about the unusual way we do business on our Company Philosophy page.

THE BIHN Guarantee

Everything you buy from us here at TOM BIHN is satisfaction guaranteed. We’ve been in business for over 30 years and we stand behind what we make.

If something goes wrong and it's our fault, we'll fix it for free. Repairs due to normal wear and tear or due to other things that are not our fault will be performed, when possible, at a reasonable charge right here in our Seattle factory where your bag was made. Defects in materials or workmanship are uncommon and almost always evident while the product is still new. Keep in mind that bags and packs are often subject to extreme wear in everyday use: do not expect them to last forever. Only true love lasts forever! You can expect a TOM BIHN product to give years and years of hard service.

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nice art and knitting bag

This bag is well suited for carrying art supplies and knitting materials, even both if you limit your supplies. The one thing I worry about is things falling out of the sides, like when I'm moving around, or if I should bump it over. Wish it had a top zip

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The Best Of Tom Bihn: The Maker’s Bag

Over the last 2.5 decades, my many Tom Bihn bags have ranged from the tiniest clear organizational accessory bags to Aeronaut 30 travel bags for me and my husband. I’ve also gifted many bags to family—or they’ve absconded with mine. But above all, the Maker’s Bag is the my favorite. I especially appreciate the perfectly-sized sideways rectangle shape and size. This versatile bag Is great for work, travel, and this year— the campaign trail. It holds my two planners, water bottle, lunch, eyeglasses case, ibuprofen , handouts, two phones, and chrome book when necessary. There’s plenty room for more. And …it looks great in the process.

I used my first (black) Maker’s Bag for years and have been tempted to get a new one for quite some time but the Taiga color and newly-added flap pocket on the back sealed the deal. I was also drawn to description saying piping on the exterior would help the bag keep its shape and stand upright. My tried and true black Maker’s Bag was becoming somewhat mishapen but still quite usable.

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Love at first sight!

While I haven't been using my Maker's Bag for a very long time, it really was love at first sight - and it is getting better all the time. The size is great for everything I either want to or need to haul around - including being able to just drop in my iPad if I decide to take it along at the last minute. The storage inside is not only ample, but ever so clever! I recently added magnetic clip on "sunglasses" for my prescription eyeglasses and lo and behold, one of the handy little pockets inside is a PERFECT fit for the case in which I store them. Did not see that coming. And very happy that it is designed to be able to sit up on it's own - makes searching for stuff a lot easier. The only thing I have a problem with - and it is my problem not the bag - is removing the waist strap. My right hand is just not up to the job so while I want to remove it, it is still hanging on. Ah - and I sometimes pop in cubelet complete with it's own strap so I can offload the key items into it and whip it out as a mini cross body bag. All in all, yep, I am in love!

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It fits!

I picked up the Maker's Bag to be a Camera bag. I originally got the Medium Cafe bag for this purpose,. While it worked, it was a tight fit. the dimensions of the Maker's Bag give me a better versatility with the camera gear I can bring without me bringing too much.

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Uniquely Crafted Bag

Excellently roomy, all my useful office things fit in perfectly! I really don’t have a choice than to get an extra one as quickly as possible!

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