A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Did you know you can view all images posted by a member? Learn how here!
Total Members: 296,719
Currently Running With Scissors:
786 Guests and 42 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: convertable backpack/messenger bag  (Read 4414 times)
Tags for this thread: backpack , messenger_bag , bag , purse , convertable , shoulder_bag , zipper , lining , lined_bag , twill , cotton , strap  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
julibooli
maker extraordinaire )'(
Offline Offline

Posts: 1262
Joined: 17-Jul-2006

adventure on the sewin' seas


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: October 11, 2010 11:55:32 PM »

Iíve been swamped at work, mostly on upholstery projects, but I managed to find some downtime to make something for myself.


I can wear this bag as a backpack or as a messenger bag. The latter will be perfect for keeping my back cool and having access to my stuff while riding my bike, and it will be great to be able to carry my load on both my shoulders. Of course another essential factor is that the bag looks good.


It measures 11″ wide and 14″ tall. Not too big, but my laptop will fit in if I ever need to carry it aroundÖ or a 6-pack of beer. The bag has one long strap that runs through two loops at the top. If I pull the strap in the center, itís a messenger bag. If I pull the strap through the underside of the loops I can wear it on my back. There are snaps on the straps to keep them in place.

Itís made out of a durable red twill and lined with a grey and white floral cotton I got at Fabric Planet. I think the twill will age really well, so it will keep getting cooler the more I use it.


Iím really pleased with the 2-way zipper top. I can close it up securely or leave it open if I need to keep getting in the bag. Thereís also a pocket at the front of the bag and another on the inside, and the zippers on those compartments are oriented so that I can easily get in them while riding my bike.


 You can see more photos on my website!
« Last Edit: October 11, 2010 11:57:37 PM by julibooli » THIS ROCKS   Logged

RikaHeart
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 1730
Joined: 31-Mar-2007

" If the world is made of light and darkness..."


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2010 12:04:51 AM »

I love it!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Mari D.
Offline Offline

Posts: 95
Joined: 26-May-2010

i wanna make craft friends!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2010 06:40:42 AM »

That's really smart!  Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Mariana.

- imagine happiness as a cup of tea in the morning of a winter -

http://thedabs.blogspot.com
Yizzimindi
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2012 10:55:28 PM »

This is genius! Thank you! I want to make one of these for my sister but all my ideas for the strap involved clips, buckles ribbons and the straps always facing the wrong way.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Learn How to Backcomb Your Hair from the Experts
Learn How to Flat Iron Curl Your Hair
Learn How to Create the Perfect Ponytail
How to Cornrow Hair
How to Create an Amy Winehouse Beehive Hair style
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Art Pen Case
Sock It To Me!
Meatless Monday: Kale and Edamame Salad

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.