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Topic: Another Messenger Bag w/ Zip Top Closure - TUTORIAL NOW ON Page 3!  (Read 30735 times)
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« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2008 05:49:58 PM »

Love ladybugs! You show off the fabric quite nicely Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2008 02:39:59 AM »

Thank you for all the wonderful comments!  Hope to see your own messenger bags soon.... Wink
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« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2008 03:44:59 AM »

I love it - the bag and the fabric
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« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2008 06:24:51 AM »

Great bag!! Love it... I am going to try today...
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« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2008 07:02:47 AM »

Thanks for the tutorial - it's very well written and very clear.  Constructing the zipper flaps, THEN sewing the zipper to them seems like a much simpler way to go.

I had a question or two about your zippered top (not because the description wasn't clear, but because I was curious).  It looks like the top zippers down the middle, but the sides of the top are open - is that a correct interpretation?  And, I noticed that you sewed the extra zipper down one side of the top, rather than cutting it off - any particular reason?  I've seen some zipper instructions that talk about doubling the extra zipper back rather than sewing it along the other side - would that work here?

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« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2008 07:08:09 AM »

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« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2008 08:11:55 AM »

I love how you put a zipper and a magnetic closure on the bag. Thanks for the tutorial!!!
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« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2008 08:19:25 AM »

This is absolutely awesome.  I love lady bugs.  They are great. 
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« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2008 12:48:53 PM »

Gorgeous bag! Lady bugs are so cute, and I like your color combo. Thank you for the tute, it's very well done. I have been making messenger bags without the zippered top, and I really like yours. The zippered top adds that extra security we all love.
 
And, I noticed that you sewed the extra zipper down one side of the top, rather than cutting it off - any particular reason?

I'm curious about that, too.
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« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2008 02:53:21 PM »

I had a question or two about your zippered top (not because the description wasn't clear, but because I was curious).  It looks like the top zippers down the middle, but the sides of the top are open - is that a correct interpretation?  And, I noticed that you sewed the extra zipper down one side of the top, rather than cutting it off - any particular reason?  I've seen some zipper instructions that talk about doubling the extra zipper back rather than sewing it along the other side - would that work here?



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You are right about the top - the sides are open. As I've used an open end zipper,  the zip panels open completely, which really makes putting big things (like my library books) quite easy.  With my first messenger bag, I did try cutting off the zip on the left end , then adding zip tabs but I did not quite like how it looked.  But that will work, if you prefer that.  I haven't tried doubling the extra zipper back - that might make the back a bit bulky, I really don't know... Huh  The method I used (curving the zip around the short end) is something that I just thought of - kinda unique but works.  If you don't want that exposed extra zip, you can probably cover it up with a bias strip.

Thanks for asking!  Roll Eyes
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