Nicholas Wheeler,
Fashion Artist

Bags handmade with love in Portland, Oregon.

Instagram @wheelerbagco…

I don't remember when I learned to sew. It was when I was very young, to be sure. My dad ran a canvas shop (making mostly custom boat covers and tents) out of our basement, and later a shop behind our house. The first year I worked for him I earned $4 an hour, each year afterwards I earned a dollar an hour more. Dad says that every time I got a new hobby I'd make a new bag for myself to carry all of my supplies.

As an adult I started sewing quilts, clothes, and bags as a way to step away from the computer at the end of my work days as a graphic designer.

But now it's become more. I hope to follow in Dad's footsteps and make a career out of sewing canvas (and whatever else fits under my presser foot). I hope you'll follow along and buy a bag or two along the way.

Artist Images

Canvas and Denim Tote with leather handles


Waxed Canvas Duffel


Waxed Canvas Tote


Waxed Canvas Wristlet


Artist Video

There is no video yet for this profile.