Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My Minnesota Bag

I had a messenger bag in my head, and this is not it. But this is what I made today, and what I will be taking on my trip. It's not that I don't like this bag--I do--it just feels more like a diaper bag than I wanted it to! lol

I bought this green material, which I love!, for $1/yd at WM, and used about 3/4 of it. The other stuff was large scrap that I had in my stash, which was all free, or practically free. Oh yeah, I also used a Salvation Army pillowcase on the inside as interfacing to give it some substance. The rings on the strap came from a belt that my brother gave me (the belt itself is now handles on another bag I made!).

The strap is adjustable--it can either be a shoulder bag or a messenger bag. Either way, it'll be a heck of a lot easier to travel around with than the bag I've been using, which had shorter handles that slipped off my shoulder a lot. And on the inside, there is one large pocket on one side and three small pockets on the other. I didn't really think too hard about the pockets when I was putting them on, but they ended up being perfect for my credit cards, cash, pens, and sunglasses. The rest will go to the diapers and toys.
I'm not really done with this yet. It's too plain, even with the decorative stitching. I will add a little flare at some point.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This bag is so cute and looks so enviromentally friendly!!! Very pretty. :) You might want to make one with some pretty appliques or embroidered details.

ConnieJ from Mommysavers