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« on: January 08, 2010 08:12:12 PM »


So I've been meaning to make this bag since the summer since I've been using messengers for about 5 years now, and have never found one that was both durable with a zipper closure, good looking (i really don't like the ones that are stiff ... a bit like laptop bags actually) and affordable (poor student D:)

Thus, i finally faced my fears this holiday season and decided to design/sew my own messenger.









i also made a zipper pouch i made for disguising pads Tongue (didn't want a separate topic)



here are some specs about the messenger:

size: 16.5" x 12" x 4.5" (it's so perfectly huge, i can carry so much in it Smiley)
fabric: heavy (broke a needle!) brown canvas & awesome rainbow zebra cotton (medium or heavy... not too sure)
time: about a week... probably about 3 days of solid work.

this tutorial was really helpful to me for making those pesky zipper pockets.

the bag is your basic messenger but with the top zipper "set in" the edges (i have fears about things falling out ... which turned out to be valid when my mp3 fell out into the subway tracks last year Sad)

if anyone has any questions, feel free to ask and i'll try my best to answer Smiley thanks for looking and have a good day (or night)!
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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2010 08:41:39 PM »

love love love! can i buy it!? Wink fantastic job!!
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2010 08:53:09 PM »

So cute. I really like the lining. It's like a happy little burst everytime you open your bag.
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2010 06:48:24 AM »

heh thanks guys Smiley i love opening and surprising people on the subway. it's already pretty ginormous, and then when i open it to get my novel, the rainbow zebra comes out to play XD
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2010 07:16:22 AM »

All messenger bags are not created equal.  I like this.  A lot.
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2010 08:17:39 AM »

I like this! Especially how the zips tie in with the colourful zebra fabric  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2010 10:02:32 AM »

Very nice!
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2010 07:12:50 PM »

That is awesome! I really like the bright zippers against the brown
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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2010 02:35:59 PM »

Very Cute! you did a great job!
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2010 11:35:55 AM »

You did a great job. I reallly like the applique on the front. Very creative. Okay you're inspiring me to get started on one. And beautiful job with the zippers, was it difficult?
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