I got a custom order recently from a friend for her daughter who was going back to school soon… follow that?
She wanted a messenger bag with stripes, maybe polka dots, brown and teal… definitely green (my kinda girl right there) and at least one pocket for the girly unmentionables. No one wants those falling out when the bag drops, so we decided a zipper pocket was in order.
This is what I came up with.
Cute, huh? I L-O-V-E the strip. I also love that I had enough of it to make it all matchy matchy.
Matchy matchy, in this case, makes for a more professional looking bag. At least that’s what I’m telling myself.
Plenty o pockets! No embarrassing spills here… no ma’am. I love the little pop the pocket fabric adds.
Just a fun bag for a fun girl.
It is based loosely off of this bag if you want to make one for yourself or someone you love. I changed quite a bit of it and if I make it again, I will change some more of it. The pattern as is was really easy to follow. My measurements didn’t quite fit what she did, but I made it work with a few changes. I also, changed the pockets, the size of the strap, the closure (it has a magnetic closure) and the size of the overall bag… see… practically the same. Sorry! The tutorial was really great… I just needed a starting point and then I made it fit what I needed. That’s the great thing about sewing… you can make it your very own with just some adjustments. Don’t be afraid to try it. If you are interested in more details of my changes, just drop me a line!
I took a little break for my birthday yesterday, but I will have a few fun things to show you coming up… including my very first business cards that my hubby designed for me. So FUN!
Ta for now!