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« on: September 01, 2009 07:20:20 AM »

Our newest arrival will soon be here and along with the travel bag I posted recently, I wanted to make a messenger bag to fit my laptop, some reading material, baby book, etc...I wanted a zipper pocket divider on the inside, which meant I needed to use the jordy style for the lining, but I wanted a gusset style for the outside.  So, I put the two together, this is what I came up with. 




I added a flat pocket to the back of the bag for magazines in particular, but whatever floats ur boat. Smiley


And my favorite part of the bag is this buckle.  It once belonged to my grandma who passed away 13 years ago.  My Mom went through her things and found some sewing notions that had belonged to grandma...and gave them to me since Mom doesn't sew much.  I've been saving this buckle for the right bag, and here it is!



I've posted more pictures on my blog and the description is a bit more detailed.  Thanks for looking and I hope You enjoyed it!

http://vibrantdesignsbyjulianne.blogspot.com/2009/08/retro-style-messenger-bag.html
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Katesters
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2009 07:47:31 AM »

Super cute! Love the buckle <3.
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yellstella
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2009 08:20:59 AM »

You are going to be the most fashionable person at that hospital with the cute bags you're making!
Great story behind the buckle, and best of luck!
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Poshoeda
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2009 02:09:41 AM »

This is so cute! I love the fabric/lining combo and the buckle just makes the bag! Your construction looks perfect.
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2009 08:24:03 PM »

Thanks so much!  The little one arrived Sept. 22...had to show off a little!


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christina_209
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2009 08:32:23 PM »

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  Cute both the bag and baby good job with both!!!!!!!!!!!
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