* shoulder bag

Posted on May 11th, 2009 by maitreya. Filed under Sewing/Fabric Crafts.

Got in some sewing last week before I had to pack up the craft room.  Goodbye craft room, I’ll miss you  ;_;

For some reason, I hate every bag I have right now.  Something is Not Quite Right about the strap on the sling bag I made a while back, so I stopped using it.  I’ve been carting around a promotional backpack from a pipette supplier from lab, which is just ridiculous.  I tried sewing a bag a month or so ago, and it was such a giant disaster I threw the whole mess away and didn’t even post it to craftlog.  After that, I thought I’d just buy one, but I couldn’t find anything that was ~perfect~ on Etsy.  Plus, there’s so much dreck there to wade through in the bags category that even if such a bag existed, I might not be able to find it.

Specs were: long diagonal-over-the-shoulder strap, pockets for my bus pass and phone, and not too big.  The second attempt at sewing it fared somewhat better, though it’s still too homemade looking for my tastes.  It’s a made-up pattern.


The denim (which is a much darker blue in person) I found at a thrift store, the buckle is vintage (from Make Me, looks like they have the same style in green right now).  It’s lined–including inside the pockets–with vintage fabric my sister found for me.  (Previously seen in the charming handbag, which I gave to my mother.)


You can see some of the pockets here.  Besides the flap zip, here’s another giant patch pocket that covers the entire back.  They are good for giving it some of the boxy structure I was going for.  I probably should’ve used some interfacing to make it a little less floppy, but it’s passable.  Now I’m on the lookout for cool pins or patches or something to liven up the flap.

2 Responses to “shoulder bag”

  1. futuregirl Says:

    You could change the patches/adornments every season to keep the bag feeling fresh. :)

  2. roberta Says:

    Hello I love this blog very much and you have real talent. I love this bag too. I like to make jewelery, I am still a beginner however I really love it. Visit my site to see some of my works :) http://www.timecreations@blogspot.com


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