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Mel's Messenger Bag

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Camera Canon Canon IXUS 105
Exposure Time 1/60
F-Stop 2.8
ISO 100

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Created in this Craftsy class

Design Your Own Handbag taught by Brett Bara

Design and sew your very own high-fashion handbag in this class taught by author, designer and television host Brett Bara.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Mod, Cute, Casual
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What materials did you use? I used the remnants of an old dress, some denim, medium weight interfacing, second hand strap and handbag hardware from the local thrift shop, however the silver studs were purchased new.

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Love it! I have been searching everyone's denim ideas. I like the combination of fabrics.

11/01/2014 Flag

Thanks for your feedback! Nice to see that others love my bags too! Good luck with your denim project, regards Judy.

11/06/2014 Flag

Where do you buy bag hardware in Australia? Thanks

11/23/2014 Flag

Most of my handbag hardware comes straight off bags from op shops, I usually take off the d rings and snap fasteners and even the strap, not bad for around $2 - $4. I have bought some items such as twist locks , studs and handbag feet from a site on ebay called Ahwok handbag supplies ( ? spelt that right) they were reasonable, based in Korea or China .I also buy the zips new @ the local craft shop. Hope that helps.

11/25/2014 Flag

Great bag.

01/21/2015 Flag

Thanks so much! Regards Judy

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09/13/2015 Flag

Thanks, your latest work is beautiful as well. Cheers Judy

09/14/2015 Flag