Tuesday, November 18, 2008

wip. another messenger bag

pattern/fabrics: same as this
date completed: hopefully today, 18November2008
a gift for: soon-to-be 13 yr old niece in the 8th grade, raqi

first made this messenger bag with raqi in mind. however, tee & me thought the straps were a little too long. there were a few other quirks to it that i've since corrected, noticeable only to me, but i decided to keep it for myself, have been using it ever since & getting compliments on how "bright" it is? :)

this time around, i added a pocket to the outside & totally think it's cute! there are two for the inside as well. the strap is shorter by 2-1/2 inches and narrower by 3/4 inch. as this is a more lightweight cotton, i decided to baste cotton duck both on the exterior & interior bag & strap. the pockets have fusible interfacing for stability. and i'll probably close it with a magnetic snap.

update: finished it by 2 pm. another one down. yeah!


audreypawdrey said...

This is very cute! With your sewing skills, you would do great in a quilt block swap!

a friend to knit with said...

well, that was quick! look forward to seeing it.