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Retro messenger bag

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Camera Canon Canon IXUS 105
Exposure Time 1/500
F-Stop 2.8
ISO 250


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 Hipster, Retro / Vintage, Funky
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What materials did you use? Medium weight patterned fabric and denim- both genuine retro- rescued from years and years of storage!! Also used new black cotton fabric , recycled hardware and strap from thrift store handbags.

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Nice design. Love the retro fabric and use of up cycling!!-

02/05/2014 Flag

Hey LoreneJ! Thanks a lot.. I appreciate your feedback, its very encouraging. I cant wait to make more. Judy

02/05/2014 Flag

Love the fabric, and what an ingenious use of the lobster claw (I always think purse handle when I see them). Isn't it fun when you can recycle hardware and other material to create something else?! I also like the fact that no zipper in the top is needed for this bag. Seeing that I'm liking "bling" more as I get older, I would add some rhinestones in all of the little circles in front but not the back as I would be afraid they would rub off. Good work! :-)

02/07/2014 Flag

Hey there Creativewan, what a lovely feedback from you thank you so much! I'm particularly thrilled with this bag, it's the first that I have made for cold hard cash! My girlfriend Jen paid me to make it for her and was so happy with it, she had no idea what I was making, ,she just told me to surprise her. Anyhow, thanks again,it's so nice to get your feedback again, cheers Judy. P.s yes, It feels so good to up-cycle and produce something that you feel is stunning,,, bring it on,!

02/08/2014 Flag

Nice job! Love the retro fabric and denim together!

02/08/2014 Flag

Thanks spammy! Great to get your feedback, It's inspiring!

02/08/2014 Flag