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Topic: The Humongous Laminated Cotton Messenger Bag of Doom!  (Read 2087 times)
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« on: December 13, 2007 10:59:54 AM »

In all seriousness I highly suggest having a Teflon foot before beginning any sticky project as my experiences with Laminated cotton brought me close to tears several times! But I refuse to buy a Teflon foot as I am convinced that it will be in my stocking this Christmas!

I made this huge messenger bag for a swap to fit my partners Laptop! I made it out of laminated cotton I found at Micheal's because I felt that would make it a little sturdier and a tiny bit more water resistant. I lined it with cotton.

ON TO THE PHOTOS OF THE MONSTER!

This photo haunts me in my sleep, it looks like the bag is going to eat me with it's mouth open like that:


The bag looking wonky with its mouth closed (this is because it is empty):



The bags guts:


More bag guts:


On the inside the bag has a pocket for the laptop, a pocket for the battery, a pocket for the ipod and a random pocket. There is also a front pocket with another random pocket and a pocket on the side for the cell phone.
I LIKE POCKETS!

Tell me what you think. I have a ton of anxiety about if she'll really like it or not!
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Neeterg
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2007 11:02:10 AM »

I think it's terrific and unique!!!! (I love pockets too!)
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punkyo
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2007 11:12:43 AM »

That bag is totally worth all the pain. She will love it.
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mimiw
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2007 11:25:45 AM »

That is a great bag and I am super impressed you did it WITHOUT a Teflon foot!!  I have one and now that I have used it I would never dream of sewing anything sticky without it!  You sure deserve to get one for Christmas now!
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2007 12:26:35 PM »

That bag is great, and I love the fabrics!  I have been thinking of making one sort of like it for my own laptop--not that I ever go anywhere with it. Sad  I'm not brave enough for the sticky fabric, though!  Nice job!
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2007 01:29:26 PM »

great bag!
I had to read your post as I just crocheted ( read mangled) the "cap of doom"
lol
Im telling you now that calling a bags insides the guts, lol, will stay with me always,
thanks for a laugh,
S
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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2007 01:24:41 AM »

great idea for a long lasting bag!
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kaolin
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2007 05:27:01 PM »

This looks great!  I love pockets, too.  That's the problem with regular laptop bags:  There's always room for the laptop, but never pockets for cords, extra batteries, mice, etc.  I also love the elastic (is it elastic?) at the top edge of the large pocket.  Good idea to keep everything more secure.  Overall, great job!
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!b
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2007 06:53:30 PM »

Thanks guys!
Good to know about the pockets being such a good idea. I don't have a laptop so I didn't really know what would make a "perfect" set-up. I do, however, always carry way too many things around with me which I then misplace in the bottom of my huge bags.

And MimiW, I totally agree that I deserve that Teflon foot now. I really want to make myself a similar bag but I cannot bring myself to start the project again knowing how slowly the process goes.

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emptyeyed
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2007 01:28:21 AM »

I love the colors and the pattern of the main fabric.  Very well done.  It looks like something you'd have to pay an awful lot of money for in a store, very professional.
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