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« on: June 18, 2019 06:34:35 PM »

This was one of the items I crafted for seeuudee in the Make-a-Friend swap. I had the basic idea to do a small bag for my fellow bag-obsessed partner and tried to include elements from a few of her likes. The result is a little bit steampunk, a little bit Newt Scamander/Hufflepuff, but hopefully still versatile enough to not stand out too much! I think my favorite thing besides the monogram (loosely based on Newt's with her initials overlapping) is the belt loops on the back  - which I've been seeing on more bags lately and thought was fun and steampunk utility-belt friendly. Wink All of the fabric and thread was in my stash; the only things I had to buy were some of the findings and leather needles for my machine.



using the belt loops!



And thank you PerfectlyBohemian for some almost-finished progress photos that actually show all the angles Wink:










Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2019 06:38:33 PM »

So much work went into this, and it was well-worth it! Just wonderful.
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2019 12:20:10 AM »

That is so cool, great use of all the inspiration. It's a small but adorable bag which I'm sure will be used well. And belt loops? Never seen them on the bags I have, but then again the few bags I own are huge XD
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2019 03:30:09 AM »

I've never seen belt loops on a purse before either, and, at my new job, I handle a LOT of purses and bags.  So cool and versatile!  Very professional-looking with a bit of fantasy flair!
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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2019 12:40:43 PM »

Stunning work! 
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2019 03:09:22 PM »

Wonderful! So many lovely details, a lot of thought obviously went into this.
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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2019 04:58:12 AM »

You are all too sweet! Thank you Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2019 10:16:35 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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