Thursday, June 3, 2010

A New Bag...For Me!

I don't make as many things for myself anymore. So when I sat down to my machine the other day, I decided it was time.
I had one embroidered piece that was a bit small for a large messenger bag or pillow. The fabric piece it was on was quite large since I was not sure what I was going to create. I decided on a bag for myself. I have had the pieces cut for a while now, but kept putting it off to make stuff for other people.I have a new idea for a tab closure that incorporates an area for holding credit cards...okay, it's not "new" new, but it is for me to make. The front of my bag was kind of a trial run for a card holder design. It sort of worked. I left this one kind of raw on the edges...a look I tend to prefer. Which is a good thing since this bag was made sans pattern & had many portions that needed tweaking. And I like the resulting look...but I do know that if I make this for others I will have to do without the visible contrast stitching & patched in piecing.

The inside has a back wall zippered pocket, which I have not yet even used :P A clasp hanging on the side for my keys...this does get used. Always easy to retrieve my keys now. And there is a diving wall to, well, divide my stuff. I like to put my receipts, coupons & notepad in the front.

I had some fun with the flap closure. My messenger bags have the typical clasp & D-ring. This one just called out "key" to me. I have a few old keys around for other project ideas & decided to use one. If I make this again, I will make the strap portion thinner or at least slipperier so it is easier to slide through.

8 comments:

kiddo said...

That's sooo cool!

Athena said...

Very, very cool! You totally deserve to make something for yourself-- it's great! :)

Missus D said...

amazing! That looks great!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Yay!!! We all need to take time to create for ourselves now and then! The bag looks great!

storybeader said...

the key clasp and closure are great ideas. And I always like a zippered compartment, to keep valuable. I've never seen a compartment especially for cards - that's great when you're networking! {:-D

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

I love all the pockets!

~Kim

Studio B (UberArt) said...

What an awesome bag! I'm glad you did something for yourself.

Duni said...

Great bag! I love the various pockets!
I always make something for myself as a reward inbetween stuff for my shop :)