I originally posted this in the "reconstructed" section, but I now think that might be wrong, so here it is:
Ok, this is my first attempt at creating something from scratch... No pattern, I just went with the flow. A friend showed me how to set up the thread and I finally put my grandmother's sewing machine to use. I'm tooootally addicted :-P
This was made from two upholstery swatches/samples that had pre-made metal loops in them, as well as some vintage fabric I bought at an estate sale a million years ago. The brown ribbon is actually vintage bias tape, also from estate sale (whatever the hell that is).
I hope you like it!!!
UPDATE: I just made another last night, still have to do the strap...
My son has been watching me make these and finally he decided he wanted one for himself - so I ended up making this today using the same type of upholstery samples and some old flannel fabric I had from years ago (handles are stolen from a paper giftbag and reappropriated):
But we concured it still turned out kinda girlie, so I'm gonna try to make one in more of a messanger style... same gator fabric, tho
More pics can be viewed here!:
Cheers, all, and thanx for looking!