So I've been meaning to make this bag since the summer since I've been using messengers for about 5 years now, and have never found one that was both durable with a zipper closure, good looking (i really don't like the ones that are stiff ... a bit like laptop bags actually) and affordable (poor student D:)
Thus, i finally faced my fears this holiday season and decided to design/sew my own messenger.
i also made a zipper pouch i made for disguising pads
(didn't want a separate topic)
here are some specs about the messenger:
size: 16.5" x 12" x 4.5" (it's so perfectly huge, i can carry so much in it
fabric: heavy (broke a needle!) brown canvas & awesome rainbow zebra cotton (medium or heavy... not too sure)
time: about a week... probably about 3 days of solid work.this tutorial
was really helpful to me for making those pesky zipper pockets.
the bag is your basic messenger but with the top zipper "set in" the edges (i have fears about things falling out ... which turned out to be valid when my mp3 fell out into the subway tracks last year
if anyone has any questions, feel free to ask and i'll try my best to answer
thanks for looking and have a good day (or night)!