Thursday, March 14, 2013

Two More Messenger Bags

I just didn't feel good about doing the tutorial for this bag until I fixed a couple issues. They aren't completely fixed, but much better. I made two more bags and love them both. I'm still debating about selling these or keeping them for myself!

This bag uses the exact same arrangement of fabric as my first, only in a different colorway. I think this fabric is just so pretty. Also on this bag I used a double layer of cotton duck for the bag body interlining. I really like how sturdy it is. It was still hard to sew some of the seams, but at least I didn't break any needles this time!


On the back of these two bags, I subdivided the pocket panel into three pockets instead of two like my first bag. After using my bag, I found the larger pockets gape just a bit.

This next bag uses Bekko, which can be found from Julie at Intrepid Thread (who is having 15% off through Saturday night, btw. Code ANNIVERSARY2).

I love the green zippers! I only used one layer of cotton duck on this bag, but I did add a layer of the duck into the zipper pouch this time. It adds stiffness inside the bag keeping it's interior shape a bit better. Overall I'd prefer the extra stiffness in the bag body though. I also didn't include a key fob on this bag. The one thing that bothers me is how the weight of it pulls down on the top seam. I'm still debating on how much I like having the key fob in the design.

I wanted to see how this bag looks when the body is made from just one fabric. I think this one looks a bit more classy, although I'd have no problem carrying around the pink one as well.

Instructions begin Monday! Fabric and supply list are found here.

13 comments:

  1. They are all gorgeous!! I do really love the green zips though!!

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  2. Do you have a guesstimate on material amounts so we can take advantage of the sale?? :)

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  3. This is so cute. I'd really like to make one!

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  4. My birthday is in April (wink wink). No? Okay, I guess I'll have to make one myself. ;)

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  5. Love them all! I am supposed to be making a messenger bag for my daughter - I have a tried and true pattern but just might ditch that to make yours. :)

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  6. Your tutorial series is coming along at the perfect time for me as I am in need of a new messenger bag as I transition back to work. I may give this one a go QAYG style although notting hill has also been calling my name...

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  7. They look great, but that tweaking process can drive you nuts lol

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  8. I am so impressed Kati.
    I want to sew along. Which... saying that is pretty huge for me. I should print off the list. :)

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  9. They're all great! Looking forward to the tutorial!!

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  10. You can never have too many pockets!
    Stefanie

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  11. hey dude..!! thnx for the discussion i really appreciate it but not only our support and comments made this efforts, your also own efforts helps you.. see you on boards dude..!


    Canvas Bags ,jute products

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  12. Super Messenger bag... I might need to sew along and take one to market.

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