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« on: December 30, 2010 08:57:41 PM »

A few weeks ago, I made myself a bag that converts from a shoulder/tote bag to a backpack.  I've used it for a variety of things including shopping, school and traveling.  One of my friends saw the prototype for this bag and commented that she'd love one in a sturdier fabric to use when she rides her bike to the grocery store, as it can be easily worn either as a messenger style or backpack when her small bike basket is full.  At this point, I had already nearly finished the gift I'd been planning to make her for the holidays, a padded case for her new GPS.  Then I saw this challenge and decided to make the bag to wrap the GPS case. 

This bag has a zippered pocket on the outside, a flat patch pocket on the inside, boxed corners and zips closed on top.  It has canvas as the exterior and is lined with a layer of vinyl, then cotton.  It also has fully adjustable straps, which can be used to change the bag from a shoulder bag to being a two strapped backpack.

As a shoulder bag, more like the typical grocery bag

As a backpack

And here's how I used it to wrap the GPS case.

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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2010 10:41:42 PM »

omygosh I love it! ingenious.

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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2010 12:58:18 AM »

Ooh, I love all the extra straps! Super grocery bag!

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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2010 10:59:09 AM »

I love this! Did you draft the pattern yourself? Tute pleeeease!

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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2011 07:40:30 PM »

I love this! Did you draft the pattern yourself? Tute pleeeease!
It is a pattern I'm creating myself.  It's not quite done yet - I'm still trying to find the best strap placement.  Unfortunately, classes start on Monday, so I won't have time to work on the bags (or a tutorial) for a while.

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