Monday, December 1, 2008

A finished Messenger Bag

Look at the bag and not me, please. I didn't have time to pick a nice pose or background. Sorry.

This is my latest Amy Butler Messenger Bag.
I actually posted a review at Pattern Review! It's been almost a year since I've done that. I need to go through my stuff and do some updates.

I modified it so that it can also be used as a back pack.

Here is the front tab. I used a D ring and swivel hook instead of velcro.

I added a gromett to the top edge of the strap and a D ring with yet another swivel hook to the bottom of the bag. When you clip the hook to the grommet, the bag becomes a back pack.

The grommet at the edge of the strap.

The strap is attached to the bag with 'surprise' D Rings etc...

The inner hanging zippered pocket. I made it the same length as the bag. The pattern has this pocket being about 2 inches shorter which makes the bag pull to the inside if you put anything in it.

That's about it for now.

I have more things I would really like to get started on but things are kicking into gear at the inn so I'm going to be in waitress mode until Christmas.
Bah Humbug!!!


Katie Alender said...

That's super cute! I love the hardware. I don't trust velcro.

Judy said...

Like your messenger bag, Laura - good alterations you have made! And those fabrics look lovely together.

Saw your comment about my kitty on my blog - it is so true - crafters do seem to like pets - so many sewing blogs have photos of helpful cats (and grand-dogs!) on them.

Happy (if-quite-belated) Thanksgiving! x ;o)

Angelia said...

Looks awesome! You make the cutest bags!

Dena Berg (SugarShop) said...

Super cute Bag!!!