Saturday, May 16, 2015

Saturday Snapshots: Messenger Bag

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Last year Amanda was looking for a messenger tote bag for her to use on her field trip. No matter how hard we looked in stores and online we weren't able to find one that was the right size. So I decided I would attempt to make one. Since we weren't able to find a pattern for the style of bag she wanted I just made it up as we went along. The finished product was not perfect but was pretty good for my first attempt. Here are some photos of the bag. 

The bag has adjustable strap and can be worn cross body.

Before sewing in the interior lining and pockets I used some fusible webbing to give it structure.

It has 7 interior pockets of various sizes with one of them having a zipper.

Close up view of some of the pockets.

The completed bag.

Have you ever tried making a bag for yourself or a friend? What did you blog about today?

15 comments:

  1. wow Sean! very impressed
    my father was a great sewer
    I kinda think I would get into it if I had a machine

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  2. You have done a wonderful job.

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  3. Love it! Good job.

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  4. It is great!. I have made a few bags/totes. I have a messenger cross-body bag on my want list. I guess I will just have to dive in and get it done!

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  5. Great bag! I'm impressed that you were able to do it without a pattern!

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  6. It is impossible to find the perfect bag! You did a great job.

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  7. It is impossible to find the perfect bag! You did a great job.

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  8. You did an awesome job!! My mother could sew anything too. Me, not so much :(

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  9. It may be your first attempt, but that is pretty darn impressive!! I can sew a straight seam for hems and curtains, but after that it's all Greek to me. Incorporating all those great pockets is perfect - keep it up and I see an etsy store in your future :-)

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  10. Wow. That is impressive. I had the same difficulty trying to find a bag before my husband and I left for France. I ended up finding a quilted bag at World Market, not as nice as this one though. Here's Mine

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  11. Oh, I love that bag! Thanks for sharing...and now I want one!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  12. You did a very great job with it!

    betty

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  13. Never made a bag that intricate with all the pouches and zipper tab ... but I have gotten material to try to make a pouch for an iPad ... will let you know how THAT comes out! Terrific job on yours!

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  14. I am impressed. How did you learn to sew?

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  15. This looks really nice! I have a few messenger bag ideas pinned to my Pinterest boards. I need to get one made by the end of the summer so I have a bag for my books in the fall. I don't know that it will be as fancy as this one though. Those pockets are great!

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