This is a much loved bag. KatieJay uses it daily and, it being just the right size for a journal, pens, wallet, and perhaps a script or two, it was high on my mending list. Made from a man's sport coat (pockets and all), it has a beautifully thick weave and soft texture. However, that same weave catches on the latch of KatieJay's pocket knife at every step. It is little wonder that it has begun to wear through to the inner lining.
However, with a long-saved scrap of leather, a little thread, a couple snips of the scissors, and perhaps an hour of sewing, the growing wear is reinforced, covered, and stronger than ever before. It should now have many more months (years?) of hearty service to come.