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Topic: Back to School! New School bag.  (Read 1190 times)
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« on: September 03, 2009 07:37:06 PM »

Hi Guys!

So it's time to head back to classes, for me at least. So I've been thinking about making a simple messenger bag/laptop tote kind of thing for school and I found the perfect materials today!

Exterior: Magenta stretch corduroy. $3/m
Interior: Blue with white polka dot polyester satin (it's a real pain in the butt to sew though... *see EDIT* yikes!) $2/m

So I decided on a simple construction to begin with and began adding things as I went. This is the first bag I've actually completed... so it wasn't as well planned out as I wish it could have been.

I skipped out on the interfacing, so it's a little slouchy, but I think I like it that way.

Anyway... here you go!

and a gratuitous picture of my cat being annoying helping out.

So the pockets were kind of an afterthought, and so was the zipper pocket in the front. I hope it doesn't look like it though.

It's not really 100% complete though, because I still need to put on the strap, top stitch the top flap, and figure out if I want a snap closure or velcro or if I'll just let it flop there. Any suggestions, questions, comment?

Thanks for lookin'!

EDIT: I forgot to mention a few points about that pesky fabric again. I LOOVED the stretch corduroy because it's a nice heavy fabric and sews beautifully on my machine... but the lining fabric I used I didn't really enjoy, it frayed easier than Chinese silk brocade for goodness sakes, and because the corduroy has a nap to it, it made a mess the whole way through the project. Pain in the butt! But it looks good in there!
« Last Edit: September 03, 2009 07:42:33 PM by ginadaniels » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2009 08:16:34 PM »

the catcher in the rye Smiley lol
i liked that book

i really like the inside of the bag

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