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Kath's Messenger Bag

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Camera Canon Canon IXUS 105
Exposure Time 1/30
F-Stop 2.8
ISO 400

Front , handstiched flap

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 Casual, Cute, Romantic
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What materials did you use? I used recycled dress fabric , denim , medium weight and light weight fusible interfacing and recycled plastic loops, slides and strap.

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I made this bag as a gift for my friend Kath- it was her 40th Birthday, she really loved it... I got the idea of the top stitched panel from a cushion that I have , which is also stitched like this, I'm happy with the result, I loved making it. I couldnt have made it without the skills I have learnt from this brilliant sewing class, thanks again Brett!! JUDY

12/25/2013 Flag

Hi Judy! You are definitely a woman after my own heart (making good use of reycled mterials to create something new). I love this messenger bag! Love the stitchng on it also, that certainly gives the bag added character. I'm sure your friend Kath loves it too.....get ready to make more for others! :-)

12/31/2013 Flag

Oh thanks very much for your positive feedback...... Isn't it so satisfying using recycled materials to make something really lovely! I can't wait to make more of these bags. Look forward to seeing more of your projects too , regards Judy

01/02/2014 Flag

Im very particular on the interior design ... definately you show the advanced planning and perfect execution of the details.. BRAVO!!!!!!!!!

04/28/2014 Flag

Thanks so much for that wonderful feedback on my bag, it's great and very inspiring, I really appreciate it!

05/07/2014 Flag