Monday, March 8, 2010

New messenger bag

For the last week or so I've been working on a messenger bag with adjustable straps, which I've never attempted before. I actually really like making bags but my sewing machine really isn't robust enough to handle heavy-duty fabrics and sewing through 4 layers of fabric plus lining.

A few minor mistakes were made along the way because I wasn't using a pattern, but I love how it turned out. The outer fabric is a lightweight corduroy called Carnival Bloom by Michael Miller. There is an outside and inside slip pocket, an interior zippered pocket, magnetic closure, padded strap, and it's large enough to hold vinyl LPs.

Oh, I'm having a contest with a friend to see who sells a specific button first from their Etsy shop, go take a look ...

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