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Very Retro Messenger Bag

Added Oct 13, 2009

by ajtak7171

Vienna, Austria






Since many people liked my “Very Retro Charlie Bag” so much I decided to share this one, too. Bags seem to be the best thing to make out of this material. I came up with the pattern myself, copying bags I own and like… I very much like the inside pocket as well as the two outside ones that I put an elastic through – it’s perfect for the mobile phone and some kleenex. However, the straps are a bit too wide, which makes them slide off the shoulder easily. They turned out this wide because I wanted to give the bag more depth. Bad idea I guess… The magnetic snap which is attached to that brown band is not strong enough, so I will add an actual, real button instead.

Material Notes

Very Retro Fabric :-)




Garment Type

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    Mar 21, 2011, 03.25 PMby sanjalicans

    This bag is really great : )) I like the shape and color : ))

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    Jul 10, 2010, 12.09 PMby beaufabulous

    awesome bag!! I want to make a messenger bag soon :)

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    Oct 17, 2009, 12.18 PMby tschasta

    auch sehr cool

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    Oct 15, 2009, 05.56 AMby tika1210

    This is very nice with a great retro feel in the fabric and practical to boot

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    Oct 14, 2009, 10.19 PMby alisondahl

    I love the fabric choice, super western/romantic, reminds me of Oilily.

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    Oct 14, 2009, 06.35 PMby carottesauvage

    waow, really cool. The fabric is once again a winner

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    Oct 13, 2009, 09.11 PMby sewneenee

    There is that great fabric again…I really like this bag too!!

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    Oct 13, 2009, 07.16 PMby elisana

    wow! i LOVE it!!!! great fabric

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    Oct 13, 2009, 05.10 PMby Bobby Star

    Crisp and neat, looks very professional. I love it! No I want to make one like my favorite bag. Insperational.

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    Oct 13, 2009, 05.02 PMby umlauf

    This fabric is the best ever. I love the design of this bag and the brown pull-tab in front!

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    Oct 13, 2009, 03.26 PMby lovelypolly

    oh, this is soooo great! love it!

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