Make a messenger bag | How About Orange

November 29, 2007

Make a messenger bag

I made a bag using this helpful tutorial at Craftster. I changed a couple things—most obviously, the orientation of the bag. I'm very slow at sewing, so I will never start a bag business. That's what I learned from this endeavor.

Cool red fabric on flap and lining is from my friend Megumi in Japan. Fun little button is compliments of Orange Beautiful's schwag bag.

19 comments:

Blue Orchid Designs said...

It turned out really, really cute. I love the fabric combo. I have been looking for a good messenger bag to use at weddings for a couple years now. I may just have to make some for me and my assts and ditch our practical yet boring ones.

Sarah said...

I'm glad I'm not the only slow-poke! I'm starting to worry about my Christmas gifts. I wasn't even thinking that I was going to spend so much time shopping online for fabrics and waiting for them to arrive! Ack! But I love the bag. The fabrics you chose are just lovely.

Sarah said...

Thanks for passing along this great tutorial! I can't wait to make one myself!

Grandma G said...

Aren'tcha glad ALEX got you that sewing machine?! :)

Lovely bag, and it looks like you did a terrific job! Slow is just fine, when it turns out as nice as that... sure beats fast and sloppy! ;)

Gee, do I sound like a mom here, or what? Ha!

Love you,
Mum

cheeky said...

I really like the colours you chose.
Again a great tutorial to pass along.
btw ~ I made some of the fabric thumbtacks. Easy and fun. It gave me some good ideas of things to gift along with the thumbtacks.
xo

Tip Junkie said...

It's beautiful. Great job!

Megumi said...

It turned out very nice!

charlotte said...

well, you did a very professional and fine job here....wonderful!

Amber said...

That is super cute!! I was planning on making a bag for my daughter for Christmas and planning on searching the internet for a tutorial- but this will work perfectly! Thanks.

Jess said...

Thanks, guys. Mom, you sure do sound like a mom.

Mymsie said...

Cute! Love that red fabric. I just used Artsy-Crafty Babe's awesome pleated tote tute [PDF] to make this.

Jess said...

Mymsie, I love your bag!!

Anonymous said...

Very cute!

Amanda Cash Geidl said...

I also have a friend, Megumi, in Japan! I love your bag. Super cute.

Scribbit said...

Very pretty!

elizabeth said...

this looks so great for your first bag! i love the fabric and especially the button. :)

cait barrow said...

This bag looks great! I modeled my own bag after it. I can't wait to make another!

Anonymous said...

hey, how big is the finished bag? this is the perfect size i want, but i can't find any mesurements. :)

Jessica Jones said...

I don't have the bag anymore so I can't check for you! Sorry! I think I just made the bag the size I wanted, to fit a few 9x12 binders and books.

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