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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Messenger Bag

This is my Messenger Bag and one of Michelle Patterns great designs. I used up some different fabrics  that I had and together they created a vintage looking bag. The front is a tapestry fabric. Click this image for the pattern page to find all the information you need.

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There is hardware to add to the strap of the bag to allow you to make the strap longer or shorter. I tend to wear the strap across my chest, so my hands are free and I walk more naturally rather than gripping my purse. If  I was in a crowded place I would grip my bag though. Years ago I had my purse snatched (got it back right away – never knew I could move that fast when given a good reason).  Click the image below to find the hardware needed for this design.

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There are side pockets,  a back pocket, one under the front flap and three inside the bag that can be used for pens and a notepad or whatever you need.

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I went to visit friends yesterday and do some shopping and they were commenting on this bag and that they really liked it, so I’m happy to. To get there I had a short ferry ride each way and this little bag is just the right size to carry the all important wallet, a book to read and sunglasses. For me it’s a great size because I don’t really like big bags slung over my shoulder and it’s not good to carry heavy bags either. Dr. Oz had a segment on his show one day about that. Imagine having your purse weighed on national television.;o)))

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Instead of using the button closure suggested in the pattern, I went with a magnet. Just a personal preference in this case.

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The purple and teal fabrics were easy to pick. The colours show up in the tapestry fabric, I love teal anyway and I made a doll a while ago using some of this purple. It is such a vintage look. This is the doll I made using the purple fabric. Come back again soon.

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3 comments:

  1. Neat bag! Wonder if I could make it before I leave for my trip in two weeks.
    Really love your doll and lovely face.

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  2. Hi Ruthanne, You could easily make this bag in a couple of days. It's not hard and the directions are very clear... Send me pictures if you do make it...

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  3. Oh Romona...that doll is beautiful:)

    I'd opt for the magnet closure too...much quicker to open and not so fiddly.

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