Lisa’s Messengers *DONE*

When I made my first Messenger bag, back in the day I didn’t know what I was doing!  Instead of researching how to make a messenger bag, I went full force and attacked it using trial and error.   I mean…mostly error…but I got there eventually =)  And since I never wrote down directions on how I got there the first time it was mostly error until I got around to making one for myself.

Of which I only learned tips and tricks because my seamstress auntie was in town from Kentucky and thought she’d throw me a bone!

Since then I’ve held on to her advice and tips and messenger bags are not the bane of my existence anymore.  I feel about them how I feel about my totes, when I get an order for one I get excited!  (Not completely freaked out and creatively suicidal.)

Although these two bags are same on a lot of levels, they came together very differently.  The Red and White Free City bag came to me right away when I saw all the fabrics.  I almost immediately pulled out all the red and white I could find and said

“messenger.  awesome.  done.”

The Yellow and Orange Freemind Messenger came together more slowly.  It was one of the last combinations that I put together and even when I went to sew it I realized I never cut a piece for the flap part of the bag!  Luckily I still had some orange fabric left to make the closure!  Otherwise it would have had to be revamped into a tote =)

I also used two different types of interfacing so the bags have much different looks in person.  The Red and White bag has a lighter weight interfacing which allows it to hang looser and still look soft like a t-shirt, whereas the Yellow and Orange bag is interfaced with a much heavier interfacing and has a more stiff look.

Can’t decide which I like better!

Anyhow, thanks for stopping by!

as always


*****Each product is handmade and re-purposed from second hand clothing and fabrics and is completely one of a kind, I couldn’t duplicate any of these bags even if I wanted too! It’s my way of going green and staying in style.

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Thank you for stopping by and please enjoy these designs By kimB!



About kimB

Taking things apart and putting them back together to look and function like something else makes me think that change is possible. Powered by website analytics technology.
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