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« on: April 27, 2009 08:57:26 AM »

So i made these cross body messenger style bags as an addition to my fold over bags collection.
my question to you is do you think it needs a closure similar to how i did the fold over clutches here...

I am truly on the fence about this one

here they are please take a look and let me know what you think...
i'll be waiting with bated breath.



« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2009 11:03:43 PM »

I think the messenger bags need a closure. I say that purely because I made a bag in a similar style for myself a few weeks ago, and because the flap isn't full length to the bottom of the bag it frequently flops open. If I make another messenger bag it will either have a full-length flap (where its own weight will probably keep it closed) or else it'll have a closure.

Your bags are beautiful, by the way!

- Jenny
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2009 02:20:46 PM »

Your bags are beautiful.  I think a closure might detract from the design.  Is there any way you could put magnets between the outside layer and lining of the fabric?  That way the closure would be hidden.
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2009 10:03:36 AM »

Ummmm...a magnetic snap??  I've used these on all the bags I've made and much prefer them to any type of button closer.  When I get into my bag I want it to be quick and easy.  Hope this helps.


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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2009 01:49:20 PM »

Personally, I've never seen a bag like that before. It looks from the pictures like you have a long sort-of-a tube of lined fabric, that has the handles about 1/2 way down the bag in order to have the top part of the tube flop over to make the closure.

I'd try a button and loop. The loop on the flop-over part and the button on the main bag body.
Here are a few button pics I gleaned off the I/net

If you placed the loop (maybe a loop of round polypropylene, or a narrow tube of self fabric) in the top seam and the button on the opposite side, outside, then you'd have a neat closure. I hope that i've been clear in what I'm saying. IF you have questions, please ask: I know that if you don't know what I'm talking about, I haven't been clear, and I would like to further explain to create clarity.



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