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« on: November 20, 2006 05:29:45 PM »

I used an Amy Butler charm pack to make a quilted messenger bag. I couldn't find a simple pattern I liked so I just made it up as I went. It's my first time making something without a pattern. I don't think it turned out too bad. I did learn a few things I should do differently next time.

It has a magnetic snap closure, and zippered interior pocket.


(Don't mind my messy table or the fat cat "helping" me!)

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I'm hoping to make another one next week. I used batting with this one, but it was a bear to sew seams with. I think I'll try fusible fleece next time, and some interfacing for the lining. And I've got to work on the straps. I made the sides 3 inches wide, so I thought I should make the straps 3 inches wide at the base. I didn't like them that wide though, so I sewed them wrong sides together. It's a little better, but not the look I wanted.

Any thoughts? Suggestions for next time?

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2006 05:39:11 PM »

Wow, that's really great (fat cat's cute, too Cheesy)!
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2006 06:33:56 PM »

I love this bag....the colors are GREAT!...you did a great job.... Grin
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2006 06:38:52 PM »

What a wonderful job you did! The selection of fabrics is amazingly beautiful. I'm drooling :I~
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2006 07:26:27 PM »

Awesome. I love the colors.
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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2006 01:41:39 PM »

Cute cute bag.  The fabrics are cool together like that.  I don't think your strap look bad.  But as far as straps go, I finally got a strap size that I like now.  They are a little over an inch wide when finished.
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