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« on: April 01, 2009 09:48:36 AM »

Let me preface by saying I LOVE messenger bags! I carried one in both high school and college for my books and I'm so excited that the "cross-body bag" is back in style for purses. Plus spring is a great time to start carrying one because in winter I always get the strap caught in the hood of my coat, it's a bit more flattering when you're not wearing a bulky parka, and you can also engage in hands-free springtime fun like picking wildflowers. So I designed the Sunbury Messenger!

Red woven upholstery exterior with grey canvas accents, lined with red/white polka dot cotton



Blue/tan/brown boucle exterior with chocolate brown canvas accents, lined with brown/white polka dot cotton



Black canvas exterior with hot pink canvas accents, lined with pink stars fabric



Pink and green plaid canvas exterior with chocolate brown canvas accents, lined with Amy Butler Daisy Bouquet



And the original prototype, in green woven upholstery fabric with green canvas accents, lined with green floral print



Measurements are:
12 wide at the top
14 wide at the bottom
10 high
2.5 deep at the top
5.5 deep at the bottom

I love the closure, the swivel hook just clips right onto the D-ring. Or you can just leave the flap unclipped and it still stays down (this is more convenient when running errands and I am constantly in and out of my purse to access my keys). Each one has a small zipper pocket inside. I also love how all these are made with totally different colors and pattern combinations but they all look great!

This style is a bit slouchy but I like that. I'm usually constantly trying to imitate commercial purses that are made of stiff vinyl with buckles and gathers and whatnot, but I've found that sometimes my own simple style is what works better.

The canvas "stripe" extends all the way around the bag. I was thinking about putting an open pocket across the back and having the stripe divide it in two, but I'm not sure if it will ruin the aesthetic. Right now I love the way the back just has the stripe going up. Plus if you have too much stuff in the back pocket, would it affect how the bag sits on your hip? Looks like more prototypes are in order!

What do you think? Thanks for looking!  Grin I'd love to hear your comments!
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2009 09:54:38 AM »

Those are great bags! I love your color combinations.
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2009 10:23:57 AM »

I agree-- those are fantastic!! 
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2009 10:33:39 AM »

Love 'em!  the plaid is especially appealing!  My thought is - you can never have too many pockets - I say, give the back pocket a try!
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2009 10:38:47 AM »

Wow these are lovely.  Such a nice style. 
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2009 10:46:23 AM »

I love all of them!  I would adore any one of those bags, but the grey and green is by far my fav!  ^^
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2009 11:37:21 AM »

Lovely bags! I like the swivel hook, but agree that it can be a bit of pain when you are in and out of the purse. Did you sew down the bottom end so it doesn't flop?

The shape is great looks really friendly because it's rounded vs. square as most of these bags are.
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2009 11:55:20 AM »

Thanks everyone! I love how everyone picks a different favorite Smiley I adore the red and grey one the most I think.

Did you sew down the bottom end so it doesn't flop?

The shape is great looks really friendly because it's rounded vs. square as most of these bags are.

Yes the stripe is sewn all the way up to the bottom of the D-ring, and the same on the flap it goes all the way to the swivel hook. There's nothing more annoying than struggling to close the bag when you're in a hurry. I was nervous at first that it would be a pain (which is why I make prototypes and test them myself!) I'd say a couple times when I wasn't paying attention I didn't catch the D-ring the first time, but other than that it's been great!

I agree that most bags are square nowadays, probably because they're easier to make. I love the rounded bottom and also how it's wider at the very bottom than it is at the top.
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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2009 08:13:50 PM »

love the shape! i'm so into messenger bags too. the first two are my fave.
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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2009 08:25:49 PM »

Wowzers!
I'm so into these bags. I like the simpler styling and the stripe going all the way around is so cool! Thanks for sharing.  Cheesy
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