Created by: Vintage71Bags

Mel's Messenger Bag

You Can Make This

Vintage71Bags made Mel's Messenger Bag with:

Design Your Own Handbag

Online Class

Design Your Own Handbag

with Brett Bara

  • I used the remnants of an old dress
  • some denim
  • medium weight interfacing

Q&A with Vintage71Bags

Sarg asked:
Clever recycling and lovely finish. Well done.
Vintage71Bags answered:
Thanks for your feedback! Very encouraging, cheers Judy
VFults asked:
I love this. I'm going to save to make a "college" theme bag.
Vintage71Bags answered:
Thanks very much, always fantastic to get positive feedback, inspires me to keep on sewing! Good luck with your college bag, cheers Judy
Tamaracitabell asked:
Love it! I have been searching everyone's denim ideas. I like the combination of fabrics.
Vintage71Bags answered:
Thanks for your feedback! Nice to see that others love my bags too! Good luck with your denim project, regards Judy.
Aussierob43 asked:
Where do you buy bag hardware in Australia? Thanks
Vintage71Bags answered:
Most of my handbag hardware comes straight off bags from op shops, I usually take off the d rings and snap fasteners and even the strap, not bad for around $2 - $4. I have bought some items such as twist locks , studs and handbag feet from a site on ebay called Ahwok handbag supplies ( ? spelt that right) they were reasonable, based in Korea or China .I also buy the zips new @ the local craft shop. Hope that helps.
Joanna Y asked:
Vintage71Bags answered:
Thanks, your latest work is beautiful as well. Cheers Judy