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« on: July 12, 2009 02:02:56 PM »

This is probably the most functional messenger bag that I've made for myself. I made 2 large ones previously, but they came out way too big & too floppy to really serve their intended purpose. I've had these Halloween graveyard placemats in the fabric stash for quite some time. It makes the perfect flap on the bag and is really what I based the whole size of the rest of the bag on. Everything is interfaced to give it more structure and keep things from being floppy.

There are 2 side pockets, 1 for holding a water bottle & the other for the power cord for my laptop. Yes, those black rings are shower curtain rings  Grin

A back hidden zipper pocket

Gray fabric with black roses lining w/ inside divider pocket. I can slip my laptop in it's sleeve behind the divider. The skull lining on the divider pocket wasn't planned initially, but I didn't have enough of the gray rose fabric I used on the lining.

Front outside pocket & small hidden zippered pocket.

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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2009 02:23:23 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2009 02:28:11 PM »

That is an awesome bag!  It looks so structured and professionally done.

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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2009 04:56:32 PM »

This looks great!  I would never have thought to use placemats to make a bag!

Even though the skeleton fabric wasn't planned, I think it makes a really cool (and appropriate!) surprise on the inside. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2009 05:23:13 PM »

This is awesome, and i LOVE the skeleton fabric!

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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2009 05:50:28 PM »

The lining just gives me giggles. Great job. Nice idea too.

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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2009 05:30:09 PM »

Oooooooo!  Great job!

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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2009 03:26:54 AM »

What a way to use what you have--I've made several messenger bags, but I've never had much success. Like you, there just always seemed to be a problem with floppiness. This is by far the neatest project I've seen. I would never have guess it was made of placemats. I was all set to ask you if you'd stenciled or screen printed the image based on the picture. Placemats? Even cooler.


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