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Topic: My first Bag...a messenger bag  (Read 1023 times)
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« on: December 03, 2008 07:22:46 PM »

I have been looking around this part of the forum for a couple of weeks and you inspired me to make my sister-in-law a bag for Christmas.  I'm usually a quilter so kind of know my way around a sewing machine, but I have never attempted something like this before. I was really happy with the end result.  There are a few issues with it, but I think I overcame them. Bigest mistake was not to check my addition before cutting the material - I was about 5" short for the flap! But I managed to make a few changes to my plan and I think it looks ok.  The black drill I had originally bought to make a baby carrier and had just never got round to it and my baby is a hefty 10 kg now so too heavy to carry much!  The pattered material I bought specially from spotlight cause it was nice and bright. I'm also planning to make a bag for my Mother-In-law so I had better get onto it if I'm going to finish before Christmas! I did take inspiration from a couple of messenger bags tutorials on the forum, but made up the design myself. I chose line each piece separately before sewing it together. I was going for a every day bag that was fairly plain but had a bit of subtle interesting detail.

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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2008 03:05:12 AM »

I l-o-v-e the colours and the very practical handle so it can be worn across the body!!! Well done!
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2008 01:04:49 PM »

First?? Great job! I can't wait until I am able to make bags!

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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2008 01:40:47 PM »

Ain't bad for a first bag.  Looks like you took great care to get it right.  Nice job.

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