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Topic: Quilted Messenger Bag Type Purse  (Read 1048 times)
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« on: August 07, 2013 11:35:39 PM »

I prefer a purse with a cross body strap. I like to pull it over my head and be able to forget about it, instead of holding on to it with one arm at all times. I also like more of a messenger style bag... I pulled the zipper off of some throw away from my friends BFs work, and the purse is made out of 2 shirts. Also a fleece remnant. I quilted the outer layer to the fleece remnant, then I made a liner out of a lime green shirt. I think it looks pretty nice. For someone who never follows a pattern, that is.

Here, my laptop was having a hard time uploading pictures yesterday. The liner and the inside of the pocket is made out of the lime green shirt, more green than the picture shows.

I also made a loop to attach keys too, but it's in an awkward spot. I'm also horrendous at sewing on trim! Especially to something so thick.

I really like it, every purse I make is all trial and error, but maybe sometime I'll make up a pattern and share it. It's basically one long rectangle that forms the front, bottom, back, and the flap, then two smaller rectangles for the sides. The strap is around 50 inches long, and the bag sits comfortably at my hip. Then the liner is the same as the outside. I don't have any kind of closure for the flap, no velcro or buttons. Which I sort of regret, but, I can deal with it.
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2013 07:49:28 PM »

Great job and great upcycle!
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