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