(I love my super long subject XD)
So, I have been looking at all the bags around here forever, and I have just fallen in love with some of them... but when I saw "the world's ugliest bag" (too lazy to hunt out the post right now, but I bet you've seen it, it's those two gorgeous snail messenger bags a girl made for a camp...) well, I just knew I had to get off my lazy butt and just make one. It's heavily inspired on her bags, but no ziptop because, ziptop limits the ability to make the bag fat! I used the zippered pocket in the lining tutorial, and the messenger bag with gusset tutorial.
It has ten (billion) pockets, all except the two outside ones lined with a different fabric because, a single fabric, how boring would that be!
Oh, also? It took me at least like, 40 hours to make. No, literally. 10 hours sunday, 7 hours saturday (working all day, what?), a good like, 20 over the week (think every moment of spare time, and being a high school student I have a lot of that), about 10ish over the weekend before that, and five the friday before. Oh god. So. Much. Work.
Following: a few billion pics. I like pics.
The quote: If I had a world of my own, everything would be Nonsense. From Alive in Wonderland, picked because it matched my rainbow penguin wonderfully. I may work more on this front part later, but it took like, literally 3 hours to paint the letters. Writing in acrylics? SUCKS!
Fun lining #1!
I totally love that front pocket with the d ring closure. So cute
Above it is a zipper pocket (my first, and it sucked XD why didn't I think to use black thread for my first time? XD) and next to it, a pocket made like the zippered one, but without a zipper. for tissues
(allergies are no fun...)
Fun lining #2!
Fun lining #3!
Fun lining 4!
There's a divided pocket sewn against the front inner wall, and a zipper pocket in the back.
Fun lining #5!
Padded pocket, for transport of camera or other electronics without fear. Whee!
Oh no! I suck at bias tape! Will have to fix this at some point, not like it's hard... but way too lazy right now XD
Fun lining #6!
Oh, also, I feel like I should mention. This was my first sewing project apart from like, handsewn armwarmers =) If I had it to do over, I would make it WAY LESS HEAVY. At one point, I was sewing through 13 layers of fabric. Oh. my. god. XD It's almost as heavy without stuff in it as with x.x But hey, I have a nice laptop padded strap on there right now, so it's all good xD
Sorry this was so long!