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Sebastian the Singer 96-10 by Marcusstratus Sebastian the Singer 96-10 :iconmarcusstratus:Marcusstratus 64 21 Archibald by Marcusstratus Archibald :iconmarcusstratus:Marcusstratus 93 58 AlastralGuardian commission by Marcusstratus AlastralGuardian commission :iconmarcusstratus:Marcusstratus 417 61 A few sewing machines  by Marcusstratus A few sewing machines :iconmarcusstratus:Marcusstratus 33 7 Cutters Must by Marcusstratus Cutters Must :iconmarcusstratus:Marcusstratus 31 12 Winter coat by Marcusstratus Winter coat :iconmarcusstratus:Marcusstratus 109 26 Denim Demigauntlets by Marcusstratus Denim Demigauntlets :iconmarcusstratus:Marcusstratus 172 27 Adjusting 29k-60 by Marcusstratus Adjusting 29k-60 :iconmarcusstratus:Marcusstratus 29 22 Chrysnbon Sewing Machine by Marcusstratus Chrysnbon Sewing Machine :iconmarcusstratus:Marcusstratus 21 12 Singer 15-1 Rebuild by Marcusstratus Singer 15-1 Rebuild :iconmarcusstratus:Marcusstratus 20 13 Singer 96-10 Rebuild by Marcusstratus Singer 96-10 Rebuild :iconmarcusstratus:Marcusstratus 15 11 Flannel Shirts for Winter by Marcusstratus Flannel Shirts for Winter :iconmarcusstratus:Marcusstratus 46 17 Celtic Kilt Belt by Marcusstratus Celtic Kilt Belt :iconmarcusstratus:Marcusstratus 67 17 Shoulder bag with lock by Marcusstratus Shoulder bag with lock :iconmarcusstratus:Marcusstratus 39 2 Handle Purse by Marcusstratus Handle Purse :iconmarcusstratus:Marcusstratus 31 6 Tooled Book Bag by Marcusstratus Tooled Book Bag :iconmarcusstratus:Marcusstratus 49 14
Please take the time to look through my gallery. From what I've been told, it's quite the sight to see ;) Also, it may be worth your while to go all the way through my abyss of a gallery, who know's what you'll find.


Do you have a picture of your first bag here on dA? Good for starting out :D And that leather is one of my favorite chrome tanned ones t...


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2013 Calendar by zardo 2013 Calendar :iconzardo:zardo 215 13 Leaf Maze by aelthwyn Leaf Maze :iconaelthwyn:aelthwyn 5 0 moss reeds by aelthwyn moss reeds :iconaelthwyn:aelthwyn 11 2 mossy Branch II by aelthwyn mossy Branch II :iconaelthwyn:aelthwyn 6 2 Sparkling Amber IV by aelthwyn Sparkling Amber IV :iconaelthwyn:aelthwyn 7 0 Woodland Stream IV by aelthwyn Woodland Stream IV :iconaelthwyn:aelthwyn 8 3 Mushroom Platform II by aelthwyn Mushroom Platform II :iconaelthwyn:aelthwyn 12 1 Tiny Transluscent Leaves II by aelthwyn Tiny Transluscent Leaves II :iconaelthwyn:aelthwyn 18 2
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I have since received enough inquiries to keep me busy for a good while. So with that I'm not accepting new commissions right now. I'm happy to answer questions and hear your ideas but will likely turn them down unless brilliant... or well paying, like leather goods.

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Greetings one and all! The time has arrived for me to come out of hiding and do some custom work again. I've recently had a big change in my life (Daughter born July 3rd '16) and am in need of some additional income. 

I'll make just about anything for people local (or that can travel to me in Portland, OR area) but if you're long distance I will only make loose clothing (that doesn't require fitting) and leather accessories. Send me a NOTE and I'll keep track of it a bit better that way...

Examples include loose fitting pants (SteepleJacks) and shirts, leather brimmed hats, wallets, belts, bottle holders (with the bottle of course) and larger items like messenger bags, brief cases, bicycle bags, etc. I love doing tool belts and harnesses as well. 

I've been absent from dA for a long time now, because of working on personal projects and the like. Also, because Instagram is where I've been submitting work for the past few months. If you use Instagram, look for me under username: marcusstratus

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Mark vanWeerd
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
Living in NW United States, I enjoy every aspect of creating things. I think I was first inclined to start crafting because of my artistic interests as well as my families low income. Instead of having the ability to buy the costumes I wanted I had to make them. This is also what interested me in Apparel Design school and is what I got my degree in. I currently have a day job that funds my interests as well as gives me the time to pursue them.

Occasionally I'll do commissions for people, but right now the majority of my work comes from personal interests.


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oor-wullie Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant have a gift...
Marcusstratus Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
EduardAris Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool stuff bro
Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks Mate
Sesshomaru56 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Your collection of tobi, steeple jacks, and various other baggy pants are amazing, as well as all the rest of your work!
Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks Mate! I still do a lot of craftwork but am mostly using instagram these days
LimitlessEndeavours Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  Professional General Artist
I came across your work, initially looking for inspiration for a "light keeper" costume for halloween. Sewing clothing is to this day like magic to me, that feels like I cannot conquer. You hit my taste buds right on, I'm in awe with your creations. Absolutely fantastic! Keep up your work, I can't wait to see more from you!
Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Though I'm not as active on dA as I used to be, I'm still crafting. Now I mostly share work and WIP on my Instagram under the same username.
LimitlessEndeavours Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  Professional General Artist
I think it's about time then to go get an Instagram for me :)
EdGarcia Featured By Owner May 6, 2017
 I hope that your birthday proves worthy to be called "Happy". Cheers!
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