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« on: September 07, 2007 10:45:17 AM »

Ya-hoo! I made a bag! As far as categorization, it's a hybrid of diaper/messenger/purse varieties with inspiration from Jordy and other talented Crafsters. I needed something more portable than the huge diaper bag we had, and yet something big enough to hold the essentials plus my wallet, phone, nursing apron and a little something to keep my toddler occupied. I am not a purse-toter normally, and I'm not much of a girly-girl either, so I wanted something simple, easy, practical and with a hint that I'm not completely un-hip.

The outside is a blood red wide corduroy and the lining is bright pink with a dark red vine pattern. I used a layer of interfacing to give it a bit more sturdiness. Keep in mind, this is my first bag project and I am still an amateur sewer. Here are some pics!

Here's the front view:


Here's the side to show off the strap and cording around the flap:


The flap is open to show the velcro closure and the lining:


The inside: six pockets and a nifty key ring:


I enjoyed making this and it has stood up well so far to being pulled, hung, filled, and generally abused.

Thanks for looking!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2007 10:52:33 AM »

I love it. You did a really great job for this being your first bag. I need to make something like this for my girlfriend who's due any day now.
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2007 11:02:38 AM »

wow I love that bag,it's so me,you did great!
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2007 11:19:26 AM »

Great job! I never would have guessed that was your first bag!

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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2007 12:37:58 PM »

Awesome!  Way Better than my first bag!  I love the colors!
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2007 07:10:02 AM »

you did a great job on the bag.  very impressive for you first bag. the colors are great
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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2007 07:23:37 AM »

Thats awesome for your first bag!!
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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2007 10:43:29 AM »

Super impressive first bag.
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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2007 10:55:18 AM »

I love it...the colors are so rich, the lining is a nice touch, the pockets look very useful for larger, baby items and I really like the cord/piping combo.  Great job, especially for your first bag...mine so did not look that good  Roll Eyes...I would never have known that you're a beginner.   Nice work!  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2007 10:02:36 PM »

Thanks for all the compliments! You're encouraging me to make another -- the bug has bitten!
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