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« on: August 06, 2008 07:46:45 AM »

I made a messenger bag today! It's the first thing I have ever made from scratch.
I ran into a few problems, (like sewing the handle inside out) and had to pick the stitches out which seemed to take forever! Arrgghh.
I also made it weird too 'cos I was just going to make a mock up to see how to do it but then got carried away and added lining. Instead of making the outside then doing the lining the same, I sewed each piece to the lining and turned it then sewed the bits together. It don't look too bad I suppose but next time I will try and do the lining seperately.   
It has a pocket under the flap bit. I might do one inside yet but don't know if I can be bothered now lol. I also need to get a big popper to close it.
Next time I now know to sew the pockets and poppers ect to the lining so the thread don't show on the outside. But oh well it's my first time. I'm allowed mistakes lol.

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It isn't wonky. I just didn't lay it out straight.

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The Lining:


Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2008 07:56:49 AM »

Good job!
As time passes and you make more, you'll start to see what works for you and you'll be able to work out any kinks you found making your first one.
Still...good job for the first bag!!   Grin
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2008 08:22:57 AM »

It looks excellent!
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2008 09:49:24 AM »

Great job for a first time. I agree over time you will find the way to make them that is best for you and they will turn out better and better each time.
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2008 01:56:00 PM »

Thank you for your kind comments. Grin I've got the same material but in blue and black so I might try making another bag soon!
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2008 06:13:52 PM »

Great job...
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2008 01:19:16 AM »

superb!
I loved the rose color with black.
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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2008 08:04:36 AM »

Thank you.
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