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« on: September 14, 2008 06:48:42 PM »

I made this messenger bag from a corduroy skirt. I'm so proud of it, I could poo! I've only made drawstring backpacks and totebags before.

I'd been looking for a nice tan cord fabric and came up empty at all the local fabric stores. I was at the thrift store last week and saw these longer type corduroy skirts. They were brand new! I found the largest size and took that puppy home!
The bag looks a little wonky because of the diagonal skirt seams. I just used one solid piece for the flap/bottom/bag and seperate side pieces. I made a corduroy handle but wanted something adjustable. I looked all over for a nylon webbing. All I could find was black Sad I was going through my daughters winter things yesterday and find this belt that matches the lining exactly! It's not adjustable but, daughter likes it anyway. She wanted a "scottie dog" on the front. (She actually wanted a whole line of them.) I talked her into one big Scottie and she's happy.

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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2008 07:05:08 PM »

What a great bag! Love the detail of the dog collar!
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2008 07:09:02 PM »

I just got some of that same lining fabric at Hobby Lobby! It's nice to see that you've put it to good use...I love the bag!! Grin
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2008 04:19:40 PM »

sooooooooo cute! the fabric and puppy are nice details  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2008 07:21:33 PM »

My sister loves dogs and would LOVE this bag! I might consider making one for her. Thanks for the inspiration!
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2008 01:46:56 PM »

What a cute bag!! I want one  Cool
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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2008 02:24:46 PM »

Oh, that's cute! I love scotty dogs!
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