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Topic: Huge, manly messenger bag of awesomeness, with dragons!! (LOADS of pics..)  (Read 15544 times)
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« on: June 09, 2008 09:24:19 PM »

I made this for my husband for our anniversary. It took one and a half days, 2 spools of thread, and 4 heavy duty needles!! lol

The outside is greenish canvas and the inside is some kind of black denim or something. I used the heaviest pellon sew-Generalgin interfacing that I could find. I used quilt binding for the edge of the flap. I had the dragon patch specially made for me by someone on Etsy. I designed the whole thing myself, using no tutorials, patterns, or anything! My husband kept on thinking of little things he wanted me to add on, as I was sewing the whole thing.

Sorry if the bag seems dirty and stuff, it has already been on one crazy camping trip Smiley It actually holds it's shape really well and is symmetrical, etc.

Here are the little sketches I made before I started:

General views of the bag, closed and open (showing the Dragon patch):


Adjustable Strap details:

Some of the little extras requested by my husband:
Zipper pocket under flap, a *very* padded ipod pocket, two disappearing velcro loops for cords, hook for his keys:

Lastly, I used an old belt we had for the flap of the bag, as decoration, and as the fastener:

Thanks for looking, hope you like it!! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2008 09:30:35 PM »

Damn! I wish I was your husband! Haha, that bag is beautiful and so artfully crafted! And with no original pattern, no less Tongue Gorgeous and I am super jealous. Tell him to take perfect care of it, or else!

Whew! Great job Cheesy What an awesome anniversary gift Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2008 09:49:02 PM »

Wow, that bag is awesome! Especially since you didn't have a pattern or anything! Your husband is one lucky guy!
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2008 10:10:28 PM »

That's might special!

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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2008 10:22:53 PM »

That is an awesome bag, and looks to be very well made! ...I have to admit I'm a little jealous of your husband.

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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2008 10:38:31 PM »

Now THAT'S a messanger bag!  I'm totally jealous.    Grin
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2008 11:46:53 PM »

You did an awesome job. I love it.
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2008 03:23:29 AM »

What a great bag!! You really did do a nice job and all of the extras you added are amazing!!  Good job!

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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2008 06:14:08 AM »

wow, I hope my DH doesn't see this!  Good job, I love all the extras put into the bag, you have some patience Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2008 10:48:49 AM »

Wow!  I love that!  Despite its manly ruggedness and my sissy-girliness, I would carry that bag proudly every day!!  Amazing work. Cheesy

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