Basic Messenger Bag »
InstructionsI used the instructions for the basic messenger, but I modified it slightly. I made mine much bigger to accommodate large books and I obviously didn't do any applique on mine. I also inserted a heavy, heavy piece of cardboard to keep the bottom of the bag squared. I also sewed a gusset (?) around mine to make it more squared and a bit wider. The strap was 2" wide cotton strapping and I used 2 ...
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Type of item: Functional
Style: Retro / Vintage, Hipster, Cute, Casual, Funky
Old vintage toile fabric samples. The samples were from a Omaha decorator who died. The samples were old and musty, but the patterns were amazing. I'm hoping a day or two on the clothesline, or a few shots of Fabreeze, I'll be able to actually use it! Note to self: wash fabric first.
What was your inspiration?
Need! I'm taking a few classes at a local college, so a bag was in order!
What are you most proud of?
The only material I had to buy was the cotton strapping and metal rings, which totaled only a few dollars! Everything else was scrap, or stuff I had around....
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Do it! It was fun, hip and best of all inexpensive. Be creative and take the basic instructions to make it your very own!