So i have been working on this design for just a simple but big messenger style bag for quite a while now... i even made a muslin one before hand to test out the design... I've used a bunch of tutorials from craftster to make the zippered pockets, and the zip top, and the adjustable strap... and made my own directions for this bag
The outside is duck cloth--interfaced with fusible fleece and some med. weight interfacing, and the inner cotton fabric just has fusible fleece.
The size is about 16 1/2" wide, 11 1/2" tall, and 4" deep.
Here are the pics: let me know what you think!
Alright so i had made some notes while making a practice bag--i scanned them and added some notes as well as some pics i took...
I didn't go into too much detail--as long as you understand how to make a basic bag you'll be fine with this!
So i'm going to be making a 'real' messenger bag, but this time i wanted to plan ahead and make it perfect. I practiced and drew up plans/measurements and everything and made it out of muslin. I didn't use any interfacing on it, so its pretty floppy... but i just wanted to make sure the size and everything worked well together before using good fabric/interfacing. I also 'drew' in where inside zipper pockets and snaps would be. The final dimensions come to be about 16.5"x11.5x4".
So i was wondering if i should use really stiff interfacing, OR use not as stiff interfacing, and use polyester boning on the seams to help hold it up without it being really stiff....
Sooo this was a mens XL t shirt, which i then chopped up to make this tank top
I basically cut a band for the top, gathered it in the middle, then sewed another band on the bottom... then i had to add some elastic in the middle so it fit better...then attached it to another piece for the rest of the top. easy the straps i kind of copied from a store bought shirt... they are 1 inch elastic and you make the straps to go over the elastic, but a little longer so it bunches up!