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« on: February 03, 2008 12:04:49 PM »

I needed a bag to use as my "personal item" for when I'm flying in a couple weeks.  I didn't have anything the right side, so I decided to make something.



it's about 12"x12"x4", large enough to hold quite a lot of stuff (including papers) but small enough to not be in the way.  it's made all from my stash.  the zipper with the other material was kind of my mini miracle - it was the only appropriate zipper I had but it didn't work color-wise until I found the perfectly matching cotton fabric I had gotten from someone else.  perfect!  I used it to form a pocket on each side of the bag.



the outside is quilted from some fairly thick gray fabric, poly batting, and an upholstery sample.  it turned out perfect - the bag holds its shape and can stand up on its own, but it's soft enough to fold up in case I need to stash it in my suitcase on the way home or something.  the strap is long, meant to be worn across the body like a messenger bag, but still short enough to sling it over just one shoulder if I need to.



the lining is the same cotton with a zippered pocket.

it's not perfect, but all in all I'm happy with it.  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2008 12:14:58 PM »

nice! i really like your quilting. the bag is very neat and well put together...great work!
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2008 12:15:58 PM »

you always make such nice, neat bags!  I really like the colors on this one!
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2008 12:40:02 PM »

This bag is great. I love the colors and the size is good for traveling. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2008 12:50:53 PM »

OOOhh... I really like!  I just added it as a favorite.
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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2008 02:29:00 PM »

oooh! i really really like it!

it looks so polished and professional, but still cool!

you did an awesome job kate, i love it!
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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2008 06:59:48 PM »

I really like the randomness of the quilting, looks really feminine Smiley Nice job!!
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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2008 07:03:21 PM »

That looks really great, I never thought about making a bag that's quilted. I don't know why though, because I've seen them anywhere.
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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2008 08:07:22 PM »

Great bag!  Looks like the perfect size/shape.
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« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2008 09:09:01 PM »

I like that the zipper and pockets are a perfect match!  What luck!  You are so thrifty to use your stash to make something pretty and practical!
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