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Upcycled Womans Coat Messenger Bag

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Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Casual
Lesley Stein on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Thrifted womans; wool coat

Lesley Stein on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? Each bag comes out looking different even though I use the same pattern.

Lesley Stein on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just play around with placement of pieces to stitch together. Don't think about it too much or it won't be organic.

Lesley Stein on craftsy.com

I LOVE this style bag!!! Is it hard to line the flap part?

07/19/2012 Flag

Not at all. This pattern is so easy to use. Since I layered the wool for decorative stitching, I cut away excess fabric so it wasn't bulky.

07/19/2012 Flag

IS that just stitching on top of the fabric are it is pieced? Lovely.

03/23/2014 Flag

Where did you find the pattern? I have about 5 different coats taken apart just waiting for a project like this.

11/16/2014 Flag