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« on: July 05, 2008 06:24:11 AM »

One of my closest friends that I worked with in Japan is in town for the US long wknd. I haven't seen her since I left 2 yrs. ago so I wanted to make her a little gift that she could use.

She had mentioned awhile back that she's been on a search for a messenger bag that is a bit more professional looking that she could carry to work (in lieu of a purse and lunch bag).

I made this messenger bag with a wide base (4 inches) so that there would be lots of room for food! There are 3 slot pockets inside for pens/pencils and one for a cellphone. I added a magnetic purse snap to the flap and the strap is adjustable so that she can carry it on one shoulder, or lengthen the strap and carry it slung across her body.





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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2008 06:30:54 AM »

That's really lovely. It looks shop bought! - This rocks.
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2008 06:31:50 AM »

Love the fabric!  Great bag!   Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2008 06:51:48 AM »

Looks really professional, and the truth is I'm in love with it!
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2008 07:02:38 AM »

Do you need another friend? LOL   

WOW, she will love that bag...  What pattern did you use?
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2008 07:26:02 AM »

It's beautiful and looks extremely professional!  I'm sure she'll love it!  How did you do the adjustable strap...with D rings or a slide?
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2008 07:35:48 AM »

Damask is one of my favorite patterns!  I love this, and I'm sure your friend will, too!
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2008 07:38:14 AM »

oohh..travelbug..I love your stuff. I have been lurking your blog and etsy..your stuff is soo cute..

thanks so much for sharing...
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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2008 07:45:06 AM »

Thanks!

runnermom: I used a D-ring and a plastic adjustable buckle (similar to the ones that you'd see on a backpack strap).

mhills: I made up the pattern as I went along Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2008 08:17:09 AM »

That is awesome. I really love it. Great fabric too! If it were in a store I would totally buy it. I really need to make an actual bag instead of a tote. Cheesy
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