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How to Buy from Topsail Canvas

How to Buy from Topsail Canvas

I often get asked if I do custom colour combinations and also what is available to purchase right now... So, I have rearranged the website to better help with these questions.  I have created a section called *Made-to-Order* where you can see all of the different products that Topsail Canvas offers.  Within each product description is a list of the colour choices for that bag. You can order the bag via website, phone call, or email.  Then I make it up for you.  Delivery time varies widely, depending on what my work schedule and order backlog looks like at that...

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25 Years in Business

25 year anniversary sale

25 Years in Business

  Wow!  Topsail Canvas was started 25 years ago by my mother and her friend Maggie.  I remember being in the kitchen as they discussed potential names for the business.  Topsail Canvas seemed appropriate since Maggie had been a sailmaker and still wanted to offer those skills to potential customers.  We don't make sails now, as I don't have that set of skills. We also don't make bags out of old sails.  Maybe sometime in the future, but for now we use new cotton colored heavy canvas. It was 1991 when Martha and Maggie were asked to make bags for...

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The Story of The Big Oarlock

Big Oarlock photos Topsail Canvas

The seed for this idea started to grow when my children were little. Daily life with small babies is intense and I disliked the chaos of my diaper bag. I sewed a bag that was wider and shorter to avoid the explosion that happened when I was looking for something in the bottom. Then I sewed two inserts that would divide the stack of cloth diapers from the spare clothes, sippy cups, toys, etc. I put handles on these inserts, figuring if it didn't work, you could always take the little bag out and use it for organizing something else...

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Spring Easter Sale

Sale Topsail Canvas

25% off The Big Oarlock in 5 bright new Easter colours - purple, lime, turquoise, pink or orange.  Regular price $17 each; On SALE for $12.75 SALE runs from March 20th to March 31st. There cute little bags are 7" x 6" at the bottom and 8" tall.  The handles are crimped to make holding easier, especially for little hands.  These bags are great for toys or books for a car ride, or for packing a lunch, and countess other organizational ideas.   Check out the complete Oarlock Collection, including the sale items.  From the Main Menu, SHOP by Name and...

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Totes For Life Photo Contest

$50 Contest Gift Certificate photos Topsail Canvas

Win $50 Gift Certificate for Topsail Canvas.After 24 years in business, we want to see where our bags are and what they are doing, and what they look like! Post your photo to the Topsail Canvas Facebook Page, or email it to sadie@topsailcanvas.com, we'll add it to the Bag Gallery on our website, and enter you in a draw for a $50 gift certificate. Draw dates: March 31st, April 30th and May 31st. Here is a photo from today. Groceries in The Osprey (small size) and my new purse called The Tern - soon to be added to the website.   Check...

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