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« on: January 06, 2008 05:42:13 PM »

This is my first topic! Hi everyone! Sorry for the links to photos, I haven't made 10 posts yet so I can't upload them.  Cry

EDIT: Hey, I made ten posts! Hopefully the pics should work now.

I made this for my mom for Christmas, but only finished it this afternoon. (It's a long story involving a new sewing machine.) But she seemed happy with it!

She chose the fabrics. Unfortunately she wanted a regular quilting cotton for the lining, instead of the home dec fabric that the pattern called for. As a result, some of this was hell to sew, and the bag is kind of floppy. She just wanted something pretty to tote her knitting projects or laptop around in, though.

You can see one of her knitting projects in there!

Action shot! It was taken at an odd angle; neither me nor the bag is that oddly-shaped.

What do you all think? Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2008 06:05:43 PM »

That is a great looking bag, that seems to be very well made. The fabric combos are so funky, too.

Here's one of your pics for you. Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2008 07:24:18 PM »

Cool!  I like it!  I really like messanger bags, though I have no real use for them. . . Maybe I'll try to copy my current work bag - it's messanger-sized, but works better for all the different stuff I have to carry.

Great work on the bag!

« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2008 12:24:20 AM »

Really well made, i wouldnt mind one Tongue I was just wondering which one of Amy's book did this pattren come from? As i am planning on buying one of her books thanks Smiley

« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2008 11:37:16 AM »

Thanks for all the feedback!

Crafty_M: It's not actually from her books, it's from a regular pattern. I think you can order them online if you can't find it in stores.

« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2008 06:50:24 PM »

Really well made, i wouldnt mind one Tongue I was just wondering which one of Amy's book did this pattren come from? As i am planning on buying one of her books thanks Smiley

I'd love to know which pattern as well.  I'm trying to design my own sort of unstructured messenger bag, and this looks like a great place to start.
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2008 10:12:09 PM »

Very nice, I really like the fabric you used. Sorry it was a pain for you to sew.

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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2008 08:44:11 AM »

Great job! Nice fabric. I love Amy Butlers fabrics and her bag patterns. I am (newbie to sewing)currently working on my first bag... the AB Nappy Bag. Hopefully I can work my up to some of her other bag patterns.

Ladies here is the link to this bag HIGH STREET MESSENGER BAG if you need it...........
http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/products/patterns_display.php?id=26. If you want to order one of her patterns I suggest you check out ebay first, thats were I ordered my Nappy bag pattern.....most sellers have cheaper than store prices when you add in shipping. Just a thought Grin.
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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2008 02:43:53 PM »

I love the fabrics.
I made that bag too, and though the home dec weight fabric kept it from being too floppy, it wasn't easy getting all those layers under the presser foot. I love my bag though, and all the cursing motivated my husband to find me an old commercial machine for christmas! So hooray for the messenger bag!
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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2012 07:47:52 AM »

Thank you for the links. Just perfect for what I want to make.

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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2012 08:54:09 AM »

So pretty ^.^ I love the different patterns,.
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