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Laura's Messenger Bag

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Camera Canon Canon IXUS 105
Exposure Time 1/60
F-Stop 2.8
ISO 125

Flap- secured by snap lock

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 Romantic, Cute
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What materials did you use? Recycled denim-( a pair of mens jeans), new cotton fabric- called Golden Garden, by Alexander Henry , light and medium weight interfacing, recycled handbag hardware and strap from second hand handbags.

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What are you most proud of? I loved the way the front flap turned out. The snap lock was a bit tricky to work out in terms of placement so that the flap would sit in the perfect position.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Good planning of entire design before cutting anything!!! If using denim , get heavy sewing machine needles particularly for denim.

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such nice work

05/15/2014 Flag

Very encouraging, thanks a lot Uncle Mamma! Cheers Judy.

05/15/2014 Flag

Love all of your bags. Very nice details.

08/23/2014 Flag

Thanks very much for your really positive comments! cheers Judy

10/28/2014 Flag

I really like your bags! Checked for your logo name online, but found nothing. Do you sell online?

10/26/2014 Flag

Hello gwendy123, thanks for your feedback on my bags, I'm thrilled that you have gone to the effort of looking me online! My sewing is a very very small time operation from home at the moment, selling to friends and work colleagues , nothing online as yet. If you are really wanting a bag, I would be happy to chat to you about it and we could go from there. Where do you live? I'm in Victoria Australia. Regards Judy

10/28/2014 Flag

I am commenting on your messenger bags because they are so nice! Great ways to use denim.

11/01/2014 Flag

Thanks so much! Yes, I think denim is perfect for these bags. Cheers Judy

11/07/2014 Flag