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Created by: Vintage71Bags

Retro messenger bag

You Can Make This

Vintage71Bags made Retro messenger bag with:

Design Your Own Handbag

Online Class

Design Your Own Handbag

with Brett Bara

  • Medium weight patterned fabric and denim- both genuine retro- rescued from years and years of storage!! Also used new black cotton fabric
  • recycled hardware and strap from thrift store handbags.

Q&A with Vintage71Bags

LoreneJ asked:
Nice design. Love the retro fabric and use of up cycling!!-
Vintage71Bags answered:
Hey LoreneJ! Thanks a lot.. I appreciate your feedback, its very encouraging. I cant wait to make more. Judy
Creativewan asked:
Love the fabric, and what an ingenious use of the lobster claw (I always think purse handle when I see them). Isn't it fun when you can recycle hardware and other material to create something else?! I also like the fact that no zipper in the top is needed for this bag. Seeing that I'm liking "bling" more as I get older, I would add some rhinestones in all of the little circles in front but not the back as I would be afraid they would rub off. Good work! :-)
Vintage71Bags answered:
Hey there Creativewan, what a lovely feedback from you thank you so much! I'm particularly thrilled with this bag, it's the first that I have made for cold hard cash! My girlfriend Jen paid me to make it for her and was so happy with it, she had no idea what I was making, ,she just told me to surprise her. Anyhow, thanks again,it's so nice to get your feedback again, cheers Judy. P.s yes, It feels so good to up-cycle and produce something that you feel is stunning,,, bring it on,!
spammy asked:
Nice job! Love the retro fabric and denim together!
Vintage71Bags answered:
Thanks spammy! Great to get your feedback, It's inspiring!