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« on: February 22, 2010 05:30:35 AM »

So, I was given this nice bag my boyfriend's parents didn't use. It came with the tent. Made of green canvas with metal rings in it and a hook to close the original bag.
I loved the fabric the moment I saw it and decided to make it into a bag for school. (I work as a teacher)
I used a pattern, this one I created myself. But I always end up reconstructing, altering along the way. I measured it wrong or I didn't think it through... Things like that. It ended up looking like this:

I wanted the metal ring in the bag, and thought of ways to close the bag with it. The hook of the original bag wasn't a option, it's not removable.
My boyfriend was taking apart an old computer. The harddrive has big, strong magnets inside. I sew it in the bag, Yahoo, I can close my bag with the ring on the magnet....

My bag has two pockets inside, it closes with a button. The lining is made from fabric that was given to me by my aunt. It's green with white, little fishes on it.

The side of the bag has also a pocket. Above the pocket, sewn in the seam, a keyring. You can put the keys in the pocket and take it out easily and you won't lose it either...

On the front of the bag, there's a little coin from a cabin we visited in Norway, which reminds my all those holidays in my favourite country.. We go camping, of course...

So thanks for looking, any comment is welcome..  Cheesy
(I'm Dutch, so forgive me if my spelling or wrong use of words...)

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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2010 05:57:27 AM »

I love it! The inner lining looks really cute Smiley

Looks like a very sturdy bag!

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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2010 11:24:52 AM »

Don't worry about your English - it's as well-constructed as your wonderful bag! I love the asymmetry of the detail on the flap and the big grommet (ring) on the front. You were right to design the whole bag around that. The key clip and pocket is a very clever thing, and I intend to steal your idea when I re-build my own bag, which needs to be quite soon.


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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2010 01:39:07 AM »

Thanks thingsimade and Wulf, for your comment.

In 'real life' the bag looks nicer than the picture shows. Undecided

I like the idea that someone else uses an idea I had, that's a big compliment.
(and I learned a new word, grommet, sounds funny..)

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