When an artisan turns forsaken objects into something useful it can give you an appreciation for the skill and inventiveness of American craftsmen. And lice. For repurposed bags sans bugs, check Fullgive.
From a guy in Utah who's eloquently all about making "unique things with old items", Full's stylishly rugged handmade bags are built using entirely reclaimed materials, and mix "the old and new for a funky, eclectic design that has no box", leaving those wanting to think nowhere to do it. Messenger options include a customizable canvas (avail in nine colors) rocking a zip pocket, a "cavernous" felt-lined interior, and your choice of variously shaped/sized reclaimed buckles; the red leather "Exit 59", with exterior bolts and black leather accents evoking the seats of a vintage Ferrari; and the quad-toned Frenchie Briefcase, made entirely from discarded army gear (which in France isn't hard to find).
Meanwhile, tech-tinged totage runs from the slim, dark-brown-leather VonScott (with grand piano-esque curved closure flap, reclaimed hardware deets, and a leather-wrapped wood handle), the multi-shaded brown leather PadStache (which doubles as an upright viewing stand), and an all-black MacBook piece fastened together with nuts & bolts and decorated with wire staples and heavy thread, most likely pulled from a Mudvayne forum.
For those who can't keep their pants on there's even a full stock of leather belts affixed w/ an array of reclaimed buckles and dyed in a slew of colors and patterns, which will hopefully draw attention back to your own forsaken objects. And lice.