My daughter's birthday is coming up and I want to make her a bag for her art supplies. She likes messenger bags-- My questions:
1) I talked to her art teacher and she said that a 16x18" bag would fit all of her big boards... Is that TOO big to make a messenger style bag out of?
2) I want to use laminated fabrics-- would you recommend this? I want it to stay looking fresh and easily cleaned, regardless of the type of medium she may be using-- charcoal, paints, chalk.
3) I was going to make a 2 compartment bag (divide the lining with a zipper pouch) and have 2" on each side-- do you think this is large enough or should I make it 3" on each side?
Thanks! I can't get a grasp on this in my brain! To me-- it seems large, but she needs that.... At this size-- if you wouldn't do a messenger type bag, what would you suggest?
Thank you for your experienced input!