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Topic: Neck Tie Messenger Bag...OR... How I spent my Sunday afternoon  (Read 1588 times)
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« on: January 27, 2008 04:10:30 PM »

So I was hoping this would be a good project for the boys (see this for an explanation) but it turned out kinda femmy...But I like it!

I took a pile of old ties (44 for $9 on eBay)...this bag took 7... and a butchered pair of jeans:


And turned it into a fun messenger bag Shocked

One jeans leg was used for the base of the bag. I sewed the ties to that. The other leg was used for the side/bottom gusset and the strap.  I had to use a super heavy-duty sewing machine needle (size 16) because the layers got a little out of control, but it all worked out.



In case you can't tell from the picture, the top of the jeans is sewn to the inside creating a plethora of pockets.

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I guess I could make one just like it without the ties...or out of camo-pants. The guys might like that!
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narhloki
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2008 04:47:26 PM »

ok that's really clever using the jean pockets on the inside!
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2008 08:36:21 PM »

Love the pockets inside - I never would have thought to use jeans as a lining.  It's way more typical to have the silk inside a purse.  Great idea, great job!
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becgordo
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2008 04:23:37 PM »

This is really a great idea.  You have the best ideas.
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