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« on: January 06, 2009 11:11:43 PM »

Here's a strange messenger/tote hybrid that I made.. I like the cut of a messenger bag but prefer to carry a tote. So this is what happened, haha.

Fabric from Ikea. I bought 3 ladies' synthetic leather belts cheap and cut them up..

Orange stitches are handsewn, what a pain in the butt.  Angry



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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2009 03:38:43 AM »

That's really awesome!  I like the look of it.
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2009 06:23:42 AM »

I like the fabric you used. This bag totally rocks.
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2009 07:14:59 AM »

I'd love to see what you did with the inside.  Cool design!!
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2009 08:14:19 AM »

This is fantastic!  I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have one of these!
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2009 10:29:39 AM »

Very unique, I really like it.  I'd love to see the inside, do you have to open all three flaps to get into it?  Sure wish we had an Ikea closer than 5 hours away, I'd love to get some of that fabric.
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2009 08:27:21 AM »

it's extraordinary!
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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2009 11:30:10 AM »

This is really neat.  I love it.  I too would like to see the flaps opened.  Love the fabric too!! 

For the orange stitching, do you have a super stretch stich on your machine?  I find if I want detailing like your orange I use that stich.  It basically stitches each one 3 times so it shows up really good.   Then you dont have to do it by hand. Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2009 12:57:20 PM »

awesome design! the three flaps make it really stand out.

I believe the style of case/purse would be a satchel. Satchels/book bags were the thing when I was in 4th grade. I had a clear plastic one and I was the coolest kid in class for awhile! LOL!

Maybe you'll bring it back in style!
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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2009 08:28:57 PM »

gosh, i want to make a bag like this so bad.   *goes off in search of awesome fabric*
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