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« on: June 21, 2012 08:02:08 AM »

I made this military-inspired messenger bag for my partner in the dieselpunk swap. It was my first time using grommet tape and I just ordered a bunch more yards of it Smiley  I don't know if I got the dieselpunk vibe or not, but I'm pretty please with how it turned out.




The back pocket, topped with grommet tape.


The grommet tape is sewn all the way down the sides and into the bottom seam. The pockets pleats are sewn at the bottom and pressed all the way up. This fabric holds a crease really well.


The extra tape from the adjustable strap part can hide out in one of the pockets.


I used a buckle and a vest-tie-buckle-thing for the adjusting hardware. The grommet tape that went all the way down the sides goes all the way past the top of the bag to become the strap.


The inside is lined with muslin and has a pocket with brown grommet tape trim.


Oh, and there's grommet tape running all the way up the center front under the flap as well! I love this stuff. It should come in every color of the rainbow plus patterns and different widths. I got mine from MajikCraft on Etsy. I only saw black at JoAnns.

Thanks for looking! I'd love to hear what you think. Is it dieselpunky? Do you know of other places to buy grommet tape? C&C welcome. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2012 08:27:36 AM »

Really neat!  Nice work. I love the grommet tape.  I'm sure your swap partner will appreciate it and get lots of use out of it. Dieselpunk?  Don't know enough to comment.
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2012 08:29:57 AM »

It looks amazing, as always! Grin I love the brown fabric. Great job C!
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2012 09:49:32 AM »

@JerseyGal: I don't think I have too much of an idea about dieselpunk either. Roll Eyes

@Sticker: Haha! I'm feeling very well stalked, swap partner  Grin

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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2012 07:21:42 AM »

Love the look and the bag. I'm on the search now for grommet tape.
Do you have a pattern?
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2012 10:05:37 AM »

Love the look and the bag. I'm on the search now for grommet tape.
Do you have a pattern?

No, sorry. I made up quite a few of the details as I went along so the newspaper pattern I drafted isn't as much help a it could have been  Roll Eyes . I think it'll take sitting down and recreating it to figure out my cryptic notes!

Please let me know if you find any colors of grommet tape besides brown, red, cream or black  Smiley . It's such fun stuff!
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