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« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2007 02:29:26 AM »

I think it's really pretty - I loved the fact that the navy blue looks beautiful as is.

 I wish I can do a messenger bag one day, I can't wait to get to the tutorial and learn it. Hopefully mine would be as nice as yours!
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« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2007 06:59:35 AM »

I really love this bag, for a man or a woman. It really is so professionally crafted. I love the colors, they work well together.  Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation. He should take you out to dinner and a movie!  Grin
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« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2007 04:23:17 PM »

This is so elegant - I might make myself one!
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« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2007 05:19:26 PM »

I used the exact same gigantic pocket in my messenger bag for my 13" MacBook, and it works perfectly.

You did a really good job.  It's very professional and manly.
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« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2007 12:48:48 AM »

I thinking of making something like that too for my laptop but I wanted to put some padding between the outer fabric and the lining fabric but can't seem to figure out what's the best way because I normally will place the outer bag inside the lining bag (right sides together) and then sew them together leaving a gap so that I can turn it inside out - just can't figure out how I should do it...any suggestions?
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« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2007 07:31:10 AM »

It's gorgeous!
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« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2007 11:25:09 AM »

I did get taken out to dinner....not sure if it was because of the bag though! 
This one was made for a MacBook too! 

meibao: I use fusible fleece as my interfacing on the outer and lining and it is quite thick-I have never used anything thicker than that, but if you use some type of foam I don't think you will be able to make the bag the way you usually do. You wouldn't be able to turn it inside out with that much bulk.  I think the best way would be to make the outer and the lining completely and iron the tops of each of them down 1/2 inch.  Then place the foam layer inside the outer part, then the lining inside that, then sew around the top edges with a zipper foot. 
I am planning another messenger bag for a friend, and I am making hers the same way as this bag except for I am making a removable sleeve for the laptop.  I am going to put a piece of velcro along the back of the bag, then a piece of velcro along the sleeve.  That way the laptop will stay in place in the bag, but she does carry it alone sometimes and wanted some protection for it those times.  So, the laptop will have double the protection when it is carried in the bag because it will be in the sleeve and in the bag-does that make sense?  Just another way to make sure it had enough padding. 

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« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2007 11:26:30 AM »

Very nice and streamlined. Looks very sturdy!
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