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« on: June 12, 2004 08:28:58 PM »

I made this messenger bag using Gloriana's tutorial and wanted you all to see the results:

http://smilingtiger.typepad.com/smiling_tiger/images/bubbles.jpg

I found a remnant of burlap at a home dec store and based the bag on that. I lined it in pink linen, and interlined it in felt to give it stability. The extra thickness of the felt made it really hard to sew, and I ran into trouble sewing aroung the corners of the flap when I was attaching the lining. I made the back and flap in one piece, which I thought would make it easier, but really just made it harder to sew the thing together! I think in the future I'm just going to follow the tute that much more closely.

Finally I decorated the bag with shell sequins, shell buttons, and plastic sequins. I'm really pleased with the results! Thanks for the tute, Gloriana!
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2004 08:41:20 PM »

That Looks Awesome! I Was Going To Make The Same Messenger Bag With This Grey And Pink Fabric But Wasn't Sure If They Matched( I Made A Post about it called messenger bag colors) Now I Think I will Make It With The Pink And Grey! thanks For The Inspiration! Wink
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2004 08:43:46 PM »

welcome to craftster!!! Cheesy

i absolutely love your bag. very fun. i have similar material not burlap but suit material that has the same textured look..hmm perhaps now i have something to do with it Smiley great job!!! love the embellishments yay! with buttons and sequins how could you go wrong? Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2004 08:50:42 PM »

Thanks for the compliments! Love those. Grin Elizabeth, I checked out your 'colors' post - definitely go for the combo - pink and grey look great together, and mixing prints and textures always makes things exciting! (Go for the pink trim, too!) And yes, Sarah, you absolutely can't go wrong with sequins! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2004 10:28:59 PM »

splendid bag my dear! haha.
That looks like high quality burlap. And the shells are a beautiful touch!  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2004 12:38:54 PM »

Very cool!  I really like the colors and the shells.  Great job!
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2004 06:13:24 PM »

Neato! I checked out the messanger bag tutorial yesterday and was thinking about how I wanted it to look. You made it exactly the way I'd have wanted it  Huh lol
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2004 07:50:14 PM »

 Shocked Now how the heck does that happen? Great minds and all that... Thanks, y'all! It's so nice to hear that you like it. Tenesmus, it might look like quality material, but it was so dusty that it gave me a bad allergic (hayfever-type) reaction while I was making it! Grin I think it'll be okay now, though - I won't have it nearly so close to my face as when I was sewing it on the machine!!
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