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« on: July 13, 2007 01:53:51 AM »

i just spent forever on this, so i'm just gonna post it and go to bed. enjoy!

**edit again**

if you are using thin/floppy/weak fabric, rather than the super stiff houndstooth that i used, you WILL want to interface the outer pieces. just baste or iron interfacing onto all the outer A and C pieces. i recommend buying craft interfacing rather than garment interfacing (they should be right next to each other) and getting at least 30-weight if not heavier.

remember to leave yourself some seam allowance, as these are the finished dimensions.
piece A was approximately 27 x 14.
piece B was about 14 wide by 12 tall.
piece C was 12x3.
piece D was around 4 inches square (and you can make it from either fabric, since it's gonna be the loops to hold the D-rings)
piece E was about 4x8 (which would make a 4-inch square pocket, but you can modify that as you like)

as far as the strap goes, i actually didn't make one. i ran out of houndstooth (which is why the flap is pink), and the pink fabric is stretchy, so i left the strap up to her (the bag is for my 14 year old sister, for her bookbag for school)

as for the buttons, they're just decorative. i don't have a buttonholer foot for my machine, and i'm not about to do it by hand, so all the buttons i do are decoration. i may add velcro, underneath them, next time she brings it over, though


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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2007 02:26:05 AM »

!! Yay! A messenger bag tutorial! <333 Thank you so much!
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2007 03:02:15 AM »

This, my friend is an EXCELLENT tutorial. Thank you

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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2007 04:20:17 AM »

Looks like a great tute, can't wait to try it!  Just wondering if you had any dimensions on your pieces, and how much fabric was used?

« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2007 06:41:20 AM »

Thanks so much! You're the besterest! I have one question though, what are the measurements of the fabric pieces?

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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2007 07:43:06 AM »

thats awesome! i may just try that this weekend!!  Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2007 07:58:26 AM »

Very cute bag!  The fabrics contrast nicely, too...great work! Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2007 08:21:27 AM »

ah, that's great! are those buttons just decorative, or is that how you secure the flap? and what did you use for the strap? i'm thinking of making a messenger bag with a zipper pocket inside (as per the crafster zipper tutorials). thanks for the great-looking tutorial!
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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2007 10:41:56 AM »

Wow, thanks for the tute! I'll attempt this after I can master a simple tote bag. Tongue

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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2007 08:39:03 AM »

that tutorial is easier to read than some patterns i've bought! very nice job!

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