WOW! That is awesome! You really did a wonderful job and it seems to have been therapeutic to boot!
As a side note - my aunt has progressive MS. Strangely enough she has experienced life in a way she never would and been able to explore her artistic side on a level she would have never had the opportunity to, had it not been for the MS. Hang in there and continue exploring the perspective.
Okay, I have a project that I need to get done super quick.
I have the zipper topped lined bags down pat, I use the "Jordy" as the base of my lined bags and add the zipper with the "Lined zipper bags" tute. However, with the bags I have been making there is no strap like in the Jody, the strap is attached at the side with a grommet.
The bag I need to make needs the single strap like on the Jordy OR it can have a strap that reaches from one side to the other - maybe just off the corner on the right of one side and the left of the other.
If I do the zipper with the Jordy strap will it make the strap curl in where the zipper attaches on the end?
Would it just be better to attach the straps between the lining and the outer on opposite sides?
This bag will maybe sometimes be carried on the shoulder, but probably around the neck and more on the hip.
I hope I have made since here, 'cause I REALLY NEED YOUR WISE WORDS OF WISDOM!
We are having babe # 2 a week from Monday. I am putting together some goodies for my son to get at the hospital amid all of the excitement.
One thing I want to do is a nice sized bag with different monster fur and faces on each side. I believe that a backpack might be a bit hard for him to handle. Too, he carries bags around here with just strap around his neck or shoulder.
I am sorta thinking the Jordy - so it will be nice and square at the bottom to hold lots of goodies and a single strap handle.
If I use the Jordy, I guess I would need to use large square cuts on the corners to make it nice and wide on the bottom. Right?
Oh goody! I might try by your directions, but definitely will if you do a tute.
As for the sippy and water bottle pocket, I am wondering if I would do a true elastic gathered pocket or a gusset pocket with some elastic at the sides on the top for give. As a novice sewer, I can see what I want, but don't have the skills to make it
Oh, and we still do cloth diapers - my son is under two and the babe will be here in the next 2 to 4 weeks! So, I'll have my share of dipes along with "everything on gods green earth that my son wants to take with him" and that "mommy feels we might need too"!
Oh this is such a great bag. Like the previous poster, I too hadn't thought of layering pockets!
Again, like the previous poster, I carry my bottles in my shirt 24 hours a day as well , but might like to try it with the additional pockets for sippy cups and my water bottle. I have a toddler and a babe on the way - gotta keep us all hydrated!
If you do start getting these out easier and are more comfortable, I'd (we'd) love to see a tute!
You did great with the fabrics and your friend was just in being thrilled, it is an AWESOME bag!
Oh I like this! Is this a current or vintage pattern?
Love your fabric, where do you get the treated fabric like that?
I am thinking longer handles and a couple of pockets on the side and I have a pretty nifty but stylish looking diaper bag >>> preggers mama with a toddler under 2, so I am ALWAYS looking for nifty diaper bags!
Do you thing it could accommodate pockets on the side (maybe even making the bag a little wider) and maybe a large pocket on the/across the back?
henri - WAY too cute and thanks for sharing. You should really post this tute/thread over in the Completed Projects section, they will eat it up! Love what you did with everything, lining, handles, tie... >>> So, how are you going about selling yours? Just going around to boutiques? I/We would love to see some more pics of the bags you are selling!!!
socreative - So, how did you put the stuffing in the "bootie" so it would stay? Love what you did with the belt and lining!
I am seeing a Hippie one with iron on LOVE and PEACE symbols. Too, a scarf through the loops would be multi-functional!
Got lots of jeans here that I am using for another project and have been debating doing something like this with the tops. The group that I sorta sell to already has someone doing something along this line. Shoot, I am out of it and thought it was her "unique" idea, so I didn't want to step on her design. Silly me! These are selling for $50 - $295 in real life!!?? (YOU GO henri!!!!!!!) Hmph! I'm tip toeing through the tulips babe!
Most of my jeans are mens, some big mens. I suppose I could add a magnetic snap or a ribbon and do a roomy tote. Or maybe even use the fabric tie like henr and make it longer and it can be cinched closed.
QUESTION: Any idea on how I could add a zipper closure to the top of the bag? Is the only way to bring the lining up?
Hmmm, bringing the lining up gives me the idea of doing this and inserting a draw string as a closure too. But, I am still curious about the zipper....
Thanks again henri for posting this and for the tute!!!!