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« on: July 13, 2008 06:40:28 PM »

I finished this yesterday for my brother's MIL, who wanted a large messenger to carry her different church paperwork and booklets, etc.  But she asked me to make it soooo long ago (I won't even tell you when  Roll Eyes) that I actually don't even remember what outer fabric she wanted...oops!  So, I just picked something neutral-colored and sturdy from my ever-growing stash that matched the lining fabric, which she did pick out.  Anyway here are a few pics:

I really like making "trim" from the inside fabric so I don't have to worry about finding store-bought that matches or not!


the under-the-flap-lotsa-pockets pic


the large pocket on the back of the bag, topped with more trim


just to give an idea of size


There are alot of pockets inside, too, but I forgot to take a pic of those...you've seen one lining, you've seen 'em all!  Grin  I used 2 D rings to make the strap adjustable and made my own fabric "slide" piece, just so the long strap piece will be held up.  Thanks for looking!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2008 06:58:56 PM »

I love your bag.. She will love it...

I have made one messenger bag but the next one I want to make with adjustable straps. Are those pretty easy to make?
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2008 07:20:05 PM »

Thanks, mhills! 
I think they're easy...after making a really long strap with one short edge finished off (not left raw, because it isn't actually being attached to the bag), I attach the raw-edged side to the bag.  On the other side of the bag, I attach a loop with 2 D rings enclosed in it first.  Then you just have to pull the strap through both rings, and then back through one of them...sort of like a belt. 
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2008 07:34:26 PM »

very cool... thanks I will try that
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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2008 07:41:48 PM »

Wow  Shocked another gorgeous bag!  I just love the way you used the lining to make the trim piece and all the other details. That slide piece is great, very thoughtful. I like the wavy lining fabric combined with the textured fabric. That size will be perfect for whatever she decides to haul around.  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2008 09:08:14 PM »

Beautiful bag!
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2008 03:36:43 AM »

Love the bag !!! Love the colours together.  Also thanks for the tip on the adjustable strap... was like a "duh" moment when you described it - so easy - just never though of it...
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2008 07:48:52 AM »

Great bag!  Your work is always inspiring to me!
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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2008 08:06:15 AM »

Another great bag. This one is looks very functional. I like how you tied the lining into the flap.
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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2008 08:41:04 AM »

Thanks everybody!

Love the bag !!! Love the colours together.  Also thanks for the tip on the adjustable strap... was like a "duh" moment when you described it - so easy - just never though of it...
I know what you mean...the first time someone explained that to me, I was the same way.  Totally easy, though, huh?  But, I had a duh moment after making the the fabric piece to hold the strap end up...like, why didn't I think of making this before...so much cheaper than buying the slide pieces!  Roll Eyes

Another great bag. This one is looks very functional. I like how you tied the lining into the flap.
Thanks, little me!  I just think it's an easy way to coordinate, but also give a plain/neutral colored fabric some "pop".  And you don't have to worry about running to the store for trims, ribbons, etc.!  Cheesy
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