InstructionsI made a prototype using newspaper and tape then created the sewing pattern from that. I sewed the whole thing with my new Brother machine plus some hand-stitching. Took 10 hours straight to sew, all straight stitch and 2 presser foots.
11 inches wide
12 inches tall
3 inches deep
24 inch strap drop.
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Casual, Traditional, Classic
Shell tropical weight wool, Lining waterproofed cotton, Thread polyester thread, Reinforced Strap, bottom, and top edge Polypropylene webbing. Brother LS-2125I Lightweight Basic Sewing Machine Interior zippered pocket Velcro closure
What was your inspiration?
When I saw the fabric on eBay I knew I wanted to make a bag. And I wanted something specific to my tastes (strap length, dimensions, waterproof interior).
What are you most proud of?
The durability of it. The reinforced strap is really holding up to everything I put in it.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I used newspaper and tape to make a prototype to see how big I wanted it and how long the strap had to be. From there I made the pattern. This way the size was guaranteed to be what I wanted.