Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Charley Harper Messenger Bag

Way back in June I planned a birthday gift, and I cut out the pieces for a messenger bag.

Then some things happened, some other things happened, I had other deadlines, and new sewing projects - and the messenger bag was put aside.  

I always intended to make it and finally I just did it.  I'm calling it a six month early birthday gift instead of six months late.

Charley Harper bag

I used a Charley Harper canvas print for the flap and front body, a linen blended fabric for the back and the inside front flap.  I applied SF-101 interfacing to the lining fabric.  After using my own messenger bag for quite awhile now, I realized that I would like the lining of the bag to have more structure, I think this interfacing will do the trick.  

I almost always use waxed canvas (purchased on Etsy) for the gusset of the bag, I like the leathery look of waxed canvas and it gives the bottom of the bag a nice water proof and soil proof touch.

A magnetic snap closure is easy to add, and leaves the front flap clean

This bag went together quickly, because all the parts including the lining were pre cut!  
I should do that more often.  This went out before Christmas to the new bag owner - now I really should start on her next birthday gift so it isn't so late!

Keep Calm and Quilt On!


Colleen said...

That turned out very nicely! I love the Charley Harper birdies.

Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts said...

Amazing! Great job sweetie

Mohammad Salauddin said...

Such a great job. thanks for sharing.
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