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Topic: Halo ODST messenger bag  (Read 3089 times)
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« on: November 06, 2010 01:12:21 PM »

I had to make this. I'm a big Red vs Blue fan; hell, Halo in general (although I don't get to play very often). Anyways, I constructed this out of a $15 pair of size 9 jeans, mesh is left overs from my upcycled inFamous jacket (get that up here soon) and a $.99 thermal shirt for the inside. I wanted "water-proofed" so I lined the inner "inside" of the 2 bag pockets with duct tape. Then some stenciling; I can't say enough for contact paper for stencilling.

I'm very particular with seams; I try and hide them. So trying to sew up the inner bag (2 zippers, 2 pockets to hold books, laptop, etc.) and the sides proved a bit difficult with this first trial run.

I was lucky to fine the zippers from an old CD storage case I nearly chucked into the garbage. In keeping with down-sizing while upcycling, dismantled the CD case and saved the parts for supplies.

I have recently been commissioned to make 2 of these bags. I have been able to make 2 of these messenger bags out of a one yard of fabric (outer shell, $3 yd), one laundry bag (enough to divide the inside into 2 pockets per bag, $1.50), the strap adjuster and buckles ($10). Total: $14.50 for 2 bags.
« Last Edit: December 01, 2010 03:01:56 PM by Biothief » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2010 09:53:51 AM »

I Love it. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT! I want one! My BF is a huge halo fan and especially ODST. This is so epic! I wish I was skilled enough to pull one off :/
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2010 09:24:41 AM »

OMG! My son would be in heaven with a bag like that! Shocked
I shall have to give it a whirl! Thanks so VERY much for the idea!  Smiley

Marvelously mental me!  Smiley
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2010 08:16:11 AM »

This is great; your stenciling looks really good!
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