So I went down there and got covered in all kinds of filth picking out the best bags. They looked a little rough so I knew i'd have to run them through the washer. Bandit wasn't wild about giving up the bags to the washing machine...and frankly, my dryer wasn't wild about it either.
Since the bags are pretty old I had to really think about which parts I would be able to use. I love that "Camp's" wording but it was too far gone. Little holes are easy to handle with some more burlap and ModPodge though. Of course I zoomed right in on that eagle to be on the flap of my bag. Sweet!
One thing that was super cool about this bag is that this company, Camp's Chemical Corporation, is still in business in Roxboro, NC (and has been for 80 years). I love seeing history in textiles.