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Topic: My 2nd bag -- Jordy/Messenger  (Read 2653 times)
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« on: June 26, 2004 10:15:47 AM »

Not sure which post I should have replied under, since it's a combination of both.    This is my second bag, ever, and unfortunately I have to give it to my sister for her birthday.  Don't you hate it when you make something for someone, it totally rocks, and then you want to keep it?  Ugh, the dicotomy of all that is crafty.

So here goes.....I added an adjustable strap because even though I'd carry it diagonally cross-torso, she may carry it like a standard purse.  It has a magentic snap (btw, the Walmart one was too strong, and I got a smaller one), adjustable strap made from 2 D rings, an exterior pocket on the back, a small pocket inside, and a whole row of pen holders also on the inside.  The flower is from felted sweaters, sew togehter and then permanent fabric glued on -- much easier than sewing the whole thing on.  The strap is army surplus webbing, as is the stripe across the bag.  The interior and exterior are both heavy twill, interfaced, too.  This is one structured bag, even if in the photos it doesn't appear to be (it's empty).  Oh, and I structured the bottom using 2 pieces of plastic needlepoint grid stuff taped together as a double thickness, then I inserted it right before I closed up the lining at the very end.

Feel free to ask questions!

PS for all you Philly girls out there, the webbing and material were purchased at Jomar in South Philly.  Fabric was about $2/yard.  Webbing was .59 a yard or so.




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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2004 10:20:23 AM »

wow, very awesome. Looks heavy-duty, yet cute

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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2004 11:29:05 AM »

thats far too cute for words.


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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2004 01:06:23 PM »

That is such a cool bag!!! I love the flower on the front Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2004 01:33:52 PM »

wow, that's really awesome! i lurve the flower. and i haven't seen many bags with adjustable straps. good idea!

i know what you mean about giving away cool stuff. i give away most of the stuff i knit as gifts, and i am in the process of making a bag for my friend that i will definitely have trouble parting with.

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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2004 01:40:44 PM »

Love the design!  Great job!
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