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« on: September 24, 2008 10:38:44 AM »

After my Octobag, http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=264300.0, I realised "yes, it's pretty and practical, but I use my messenger bag more, so why didn't I make one of those?". ...So I did. My local market has yet more amazing material in, and I found this brown and red lobster print (I'm a bit of a sea creature freak).
I used the tutorial on the same webpage as my octopus bag's, Heart of Mary's blog. The tutorials are very clear and detailed, although there was a slight error in the first few steps of the messenger bag that led to me unpicking and resewing twice before I realised it! I adapted the pattern slightly, making the bag wider, using a different strap, and making all of the outside patterned. Oh, and I am NEVER putting an inside zippered pocket in a bag again. That caused me far too much stress, especially as my zipper foot decided to hide until after I'd finished  Angry

On to the pictures!

The bag being modelled by my door (again):

The strap was actually an adjustable holding strap type thing my dad was using to keep some bookcases together while we redecorate, and he thought it'd work as a strap for by bag. The metal rings and magnetic snap were poached from an old hangbag I didn't use anymore.

The front with the flap back to show the pockets:

And inside!

(That's a hoodie underneath. My bedcovers are nowhere near as amazing)


...Yeah, not that exciting. My desk, after a couple of days of crafting. It's really too small for a sewing machine or to cut anything big out on! The rice is for stuffing chickens, and the things under the desk are waste paper bins...

And the Peg Bag of Awesome I made for my Gran. I ripped open two plastic wallets to use as a waterproof lining. Material, once again, courtesy of Leeds Market Cheesy The poster in the background is a Discworld Map.

...And I am a donkey and just realised my last photo is the wrong way round. D'oh! The Peg Bag is clearly so Awesome it can defy gravity...

Thanks for looking!
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2008 01:28:28 PM »

cute bag, cute work space. Wink
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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2008 02:08:39 PM »

I love the fabric you`ve used, wish our market had a stall that sold fabric , but alas not anymore! Your in Leeds i`m in Lancs near Preston,lol,
Well done   Smiley
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2008 10:19:17 PM »

I love your bags.
The fabric is brilliant!!! Where did you find it? My husband would kill for the Discworld map. Where did you get it? We have a 3 year old and ever since he was born he has said he wants to get the book Wheres my cow and read it to him. Grin
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2008 06:04:36 AM »

The fabric's from my local market. They got a job lot of old designer fabric in, most of them with sealife on Smiley
The Discworld Map was a present from a friend when I was about 13. I just missed my bookshelves off the photo. I've got three with all the books, maps and some pewter figurines and a Death of Rats on. I have yet to sneak a copy of Where's My Cow? into the boxes of stuff I send my three year old cousin! It is very funny, though!
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