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« on: May 27, 2008 09:08:57 PM »

I have an obsession with bags. Every cool fabric I see, I think, "that would make a great bag!" As a way to avoid actually sewing 1,000,000 bags, I "invented" a bag with interchangeable flaps.

It looks like this [excuse the giant headphones]:



The bag itself is made out of a heavy beige twill, which I figured would match almost anything. It's lined with a stripy cotton from the bargain bin.

Inside, with front pockets:



A close-up of the velcro apparatus:



Basically there is a strip of velcro along the back of the bag, and then an outside back pocket to hide it. The flaps each have a strip of velcro also, and they fit snugly between the back of the bag and the pocket. I hope that makes sense Smiley I also put a small piece of velcro on the inside of the pocket, and on the opposite side of each of the flaps, to keep the pocket closed.

All the flaps I've made so far:



(1 a day since I made the bag! I said I was obsessed!)

The flaps are really easy to make, and now I can make one to go with everything.
Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2008 09:24:08 PM »

this is so cool. Just a thought, do you think using a zipper, that locks (like jeans) but comes apart (like a hoodie) might work. I get scared of velcro. I am so going to have a go at making this bag once uni finishes. A Tutorial would be great.
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2008 09:29:57 PM »

That's a genius idea. I have, what seems to me, a hundred thousand messenger bags because I like a lot o different patterns and stuff. Making one like this would be awesome.
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2008 09:43:02 PM »

thst is a truley brillaint idea!!

I loveit!!


I don't sew, so I may be missing a crutial point hat would me the answer a no, but is it poss to make hte flaps reverasable as well?
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2008 09:57:22 PM »

Clever! Very well done.
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2008 12:28:25 AM »

I love your idea. I think I'm gonna use it for a bag too. I always wear a lot of black clothes combined with a little touch of colour. It would be nice to have a basic black bag with different colour flaps!

I also think about the zipper... Velcro can be useful, but sometimes dangerous, especially near a wool sweater!

Thank you for sharing your great project!
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2008 05:12:27 AM »

This is one of the greatest ideas!!  Hurray for you.  Grin  You just gave so many people, including myself, one of the cutest ideas for a bag.  Great job and thanks for sharing your great project!!
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2008 07:59:50 AM »

Very clever!
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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2008 09:48:36 AM »

Thanks for your comments everyone! I think it would definitely be possible to make the flaps reversible as well. Also, you could use almost anything to attach them, a zipper or snaps or maybe even buttons.

One problem I am finding is that it uses way more of one "kind" of velcro than the other, since you need only 1 strip of one side, but many strips of the other (for the flaps). Not sure what I'm going to do with all that extra velcro...
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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2008 10:05:19 AM »

Seems like I've seen Velcro sold with just the one side... One solution would be to alternate the hooks and loops. Put the loops on the left connector, the hooks on the right connector.
I'm not sure zippers would work for the same reason. Not sure about the double ended kind. Worth a try.
For this very reason I think one might be better off using snaps or buttons.
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