Wednesday, May 30, 2012

{Messenger bag in patchwork style}

{Messenger bag in patchwork style}! It was a bit hard to decided on the handles and cross strap for this bag.  I didn't add the leather for this bag. While making this bag I did a couple simple look and stood away to see if it is a good fit,  but didn't think it was a good fit for this bag. Instead of leather I added carry handles and cross strap for this bag at the same time. I have couple thoughts behind it as I was making it.

The cross strap was purchased form Joann's. It is 3.99 a yard  then I have a 40% off coupon. One yard was enough for S! The handles are linen and cotton blended fabric. It is more sturdy and the color matches well with the patchwork bag.
As Stella grows up more. She wants to be like a bigger girl who can carry her bag not just backpack, but on her shoulders and hands.  Then I though why not give her both! She can carry it the way she is comfortable with.  She was so surprised to see how this bag turn out when I gave it to her last night!  { lots xoxox}

Like a big girl carries her bag on one shoulder! This reminded me when I was in the middle school when I was in uniform everyday and carried same bags like other classmates.

 Handles ready for her to carry?

 handles on the shoulder?

 crossover body strap?

I added a little trim on the shoulder. It brings out a the zakka style look. I though if she is going somewhere I can catch her with the blue trims.

I used the magnet snaps for her! It works great for her! It helps to close up the bag and keeps everything inside safe. I did used light weight interfacing for the lining!

 Little button was a small touch to this bag! 

S is very happy with her new big girl messenger bag!  The straps is longer than I would like, but she told me that she will grow out of it very soon.. oh dear.... 

Here are few posts  that I share on the process of making patchwork tote/bag  


Please join me and other friends at made with {1/4"} in flickr. We love see what your patchwork style looks like. 

xxC 

 

12 comments:

  1. looks fantastic. What a great idea! Love, love, love it!!!

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    1. Thank you! She is loving it every day!! She brings the bag in and out a lot!

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  2. Gorgeous! she is obviously planning the next bag, I think that is why she said she would "grow out of it soon!"

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    1. You were right! She is actually asking for a library tote this weekend. She would like to have a tote carries her library books, so they don't get mixed with her own book! :)

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  3. Hi!! I love this one too!! Its a great style in patchwork bags........ Your blog is great!! Love it!! AnneK:-)

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    1. Thank you, AnneK. I am trying to catch up my {to do} list before semester starts for both of us. She will be able to have some new clothes and new accessories before school gets busy again.

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  4. Oh, I love it! Your patchwork messenger bag for Stella is just gorgeous, Chase. I love the pretty fabrics you combined and the extra special touch you added to the strap. I'm sure she will enjoy using it and will have friends asking for one too!

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    1. Thanks, Katherine! It has been great to be around with her and taking some of her ideas into sewing. We both having great time work together! The strap is what makes her think she is a BIG girl now! I plan on make a few bags in advance. Most birthday invitations are around Fall and Spring.

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  5. Oh, it came out fabulous, Chase! I'm so glad you included links to your tutorials, too, so that people can try their hands at your style of patchwork!

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    1. Thanks!! I think everyone might get tired of the crazy patchwork making here. Glad that I was able to write up some information and share with everyone. It is summer and it is surely fabulous time for me just sewing and baking.

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  6. LOve it! Very nice to include both handles and a shoulder strap. I need to try to make one for me...
    ; )

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    1. Yeah!! I think I am making one for myself, too!! I love the strap or I might need to make the handles extra longer to hang on my shoulder. xxx

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