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« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2010 04:41:19 PM »

I love the bag it looks great I am working on messenger bag for couple months and can not finish.... Undecided I did not use pattern that's way it takes me so long . Did you use fusible fleece  or sew in fleece any other interfacing?
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2010 09:57:09 AM »

We used sew-in fleece.  Smiley  But we attached fabric to either side of the sew-in fleece using stitch witchery.  This helped hold it in place so we could quilt it in a diagonal grid pattern (basically made 1.5 inch squares, I can take a more closeup picture to show you if that would help) without worry of the fabric or fleece sliding out of position.  The bottom of the bag has a pocket with a piece of cardboard slid into it to give it shape and allow it to stand up (like the Vera Bradley bags)

On the handles, I forgot to mention that the very inside layer was two pieces of 1" nylon strap material that was sewn together longways using a zig-zag stitch.  Then it was sandwiched between two pieces of sew-in fleece for added comfort, and then the fabric encases the whole piece.  It was very thick and hard to sew, as well as hard to turn, but worth it in the end.

We didn't use any interfacing.

Hope this helps!

"You don't sew with a fork, so I see no reason to eat with knitting needles."

« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2010 05:27:50 PM »

Hmmm... My daughter needs a laptop bag.  I'll have to try this.  Thanks for all the details on how you did it.  And though I'm not usually a fan of leopard prints, I really like the bright green one.  Nice marriage of fabrics there.
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