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Topic: Cargo Bag...lots of pockets!  (Read 21367 times)
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« on: June 01, 2006 08:45:57 AM »

It has taken me a year or two to come up with the perfect bag.  For awhile I have been making totes and spicing them up in different ways but I have finally come up with a pattern that I absolutely love.

The last photo is of one of my first bags of this style.  I started out making flat patch pockets with flaps and then I figured out how to make a cargo pocket.  I think this is what is so time consuming about the bag.

I use either canvas or strong upholstery fabric to construct the outside, handles and bias tape and whatever is around that matches for the lining.  There is one large compartment in the middle and two smaller compartments either side (where the straps are).  Then I have 4 cargo pockets (2 on the front and 2 on the sides).  I usually use magnetic snaps for the middle closure, regular snaps on the side compartments and velcro for the flap pockets.  The bag measures 11" H x 10" W x 4" D.

I'm on myspace and I wrote a blog to show my friends the picks and all of a sudden I was selling them like crazy and getting requests to make more.

This is my passion, I would love to know what everyone thinks!

*To answer some questions...

The cargo pockets were a pain in the you know what.... so I don't know how I can begin to describe how to make them.  I can tell you that I lined them first and then attached all the pieces together.

I will take some pictures of the inside soon and post them for those who are curious.

Thank you everyone who commented.  It's nice to be appreciated.  Especially when my whole heart goes into making them.  It truly is my passion and I now know what it means when they say, "There is love in every stitch"

The top of the bag is binded using the same fabric the bag was made out of.  I made the binding myself using only an iron to fold it.  I still consider myself an ameture, so I don't use any special tools.  But if anyone has any suggestions that could cut down production time, that would be great!

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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2006 09:06:59 AM »

This is the coolest bag!  I love it. 

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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2006 09:39:50 AM »

SUPER AWESOME!! The pockets on the outside make this bag, imo. And I like the way the handles are attached in the middle photo.

« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2006 09:45:43 AM »

I love love love these.   Very cool and functional!

P.S. I know where you got the fabric to the last bag. Wink  I made a couple purses out of the exact same fabric.

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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2006 09:49:01 AM »

those bags are awesome, i totally need a bag like that with a billion pockets.  also, i love your fabric choices!

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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2006 09:52:51 AM »

I love your bags!!!  I've made cargo bags before, and yea the pockets are hell to make...yours are stunning, really!

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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2006 09:56:04 AM »

What did you use to finish the edges around the top?  It looks really professional.
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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2006 09:58:58 AM »

I love them! Those really are the perfect bags...all those pockets. mmmm pockets. LoL Fantastic job, they all look great!

« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2006 10:03:04 AM »

Those are gorgeous!
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2006 10:16:11 AM »

I love the fabrics, and the pockets are great looking... but I'm having trouble visualizing the inside of the bag. I'd love to see pics of the interior.

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