customization is what started forest city portage. custom applique, specialty fabric choices, or simply specific color ways are all possibilities at the shop. please feel free to call or email to schedule a time to come check out color options and special fabrics. in general, custom bags run 3-4 weeks depending on current queue length at the shop. if you know which model and size you would like, please consider color ways and designs prior to contacting us. facebook, flickr, and instagram are good places to search out past design to draw inspiration. custom applique and design costs start at $25 and include 1/2 hour of design consultation. after that, we bill at $30/hr for design consultation. owner michael hudecek suggests you get some ideas together prior to starting the process so that we may reduce your design fees. a final quote will be given upon completion of the design phase, and 1/2 of final cost must be paid with 10 days to ensure completion by stated date. CURRENT WAIT TIME FOR CUSTOM BAGS AND *MADE TO ORDER* STOCK DESIGNS IS: 2-3 WEEKS
classic CORDURA brand fabric, various sail cloths, burlap coffee bags, and thrifted fabrics are just some of the options available to you at forest city portage. come by and check out what we have or bring us your favorite dress so we can incorporate it into your dream bag.
michael specializes in custom, hand-sewn applique designs from the simple to the elaborate. contrasting thread and big, bold designs work best. contact us for a quote.
if we aren't currently offering a bag for you, we are happy to develop a product to your specifications. the more specific your drawings, the cheaper the bag. unfortunately, developing new products can be time consuming and thus pricey. please try to be as specific as possible when planning your custom bag.
from base compression straps to extender straps, from laptop sleeves to double base layers, we have the add-ons you want to further customize your stock bag.