What a bag!!

It's been quite a week since I last posted - crazy rainy weather, lots of custom label orders - some new, some repeat customers, YAY!, and a custom messenger bag order.

Wow, what a bag that was!  I won a bid on etsy for a Custom Laptop Bag.  It's a birthday gift from a husband to his wife (SWEET!) but the kicker was it had to incorporate somehow their 2 year old's artwork on the bag.  I bid on it as I was just about to make Amy Butler's Messenger Bag and thought this would be perfect for it.  I also mentioned I make my own fabric labels so I can easily print out the artwork on fabric and sew it onto the bag.  I think that was what got the bid.

So we discussed fabric options, chose a combo from my stash, got the artwork, printed it out and I made the bag.  That bag pattern is insane, definitely not for a beginner!!  But the instructions are extremely concise.  And it uses home deco weight fabric and uses at least a yard and a half each for the exterior and interior, plus canvas interfacing, so it's extremely thick and scary at points trying to sew through all the layers.  Lots of pockets!  After sewing it all up the bag is heavy - almost 2.5 lbs, where a regular tote bag I sew weighs less than a pound.

The result:

The inside of the bag flap has the 2nd artwork:

Interior - look at all those pockets!

Front, under the flap - more pockets!

Beautiful isn't it?  What a bag!!Pin It


Macy said...

Hi- new follower through Everything Etsy, your bag is awesome! I am in awe of people who can make things like that! My sewing is limited, I do mainly emboridery.

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