Added Aug 15, 2010
I finally made a bag for myself. It’s a messenger bag for “back-to-school.” I made the exterior out of some sort of blend fabric and the interior I used a cotton print.
I cut out a pattern for the larger pieces that would be repeated for the exterior and interior, but the smaller parts, especially the pockets which wouldn’t be repeated, I just measured and cut. The bag is completely reversible, I love making my bags that way.
It wasn’t that hard and this project was easier to me, not sure if it was because it just was or if I’m just getting better at it.
The lid has a zippered area and I embroidered my name using a technique I found here on Burdastyle (a technique I now use as often as I can). I also embroidered my label on the back which is my initials with a heart and inside the heart is NT&L which stands for Needle, Thread & Love, the name of my business.
It’s not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but I love the outcome and I know I’m going to enjoy using this bag.
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