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« on: August 05, 2005 04:43:41 PM »

so i was having a hell of a time figuring out how to stuff my 11x14" sketchbook into a significantly smaller messenger bag, when i decided to make one that would fit it:

http://relenity.net/lj/messengerbag/P8060132.jpg
(hello, my little conundrum)

so i drafted up a few plans and went downtown to pick up some fabric. i fell in love with a pink plaid that reminded me of a nifty cool pair of pants that i borrowed from a friend in high school.

and went to make my bag.

so here it is, finished. it's lined with some basic black cloth, and has a zipper to keep evil ninja thieves out :X

http://relenity.net/lj/messengerbag/P8060136.jpg

http://relenity.net/lj/messengerbag/P8060137.jpg

i made a quick cloth strap for it, but it doesn't feel sturdy enough, so i'm going to get some regular strap.. material.. and make a better one.

this is my first sewing project other than sewing hems on pants, so please excuse me if it looks kinda crappy :[

thanks for looking, though! :]
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2005 04:54:35 PM »

No, I think it looks great! I have a similar problem with my sketchbook: it fits in my bookbag but I don't have a good bag for when I don't feel like wearing my entire backpack to, say, the mall. You've actually sort of inspired me! I would like to see a design or something on the bag, though. Something siple like a black or pink star with some pins around it, or something.
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2005 05:07:31 PM »

thats cool. i really like the material you used. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2005 05:42:55 PM »

i defintly like the fabric..add some skulls to it thatll look hot...if you into that..im obsessed with skulls...hehe
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2005 02:02:28 PM »

thanks everyone! :]
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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2005 10:28:13 AM »

Did you use a pattern?
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