Sunday, November 09, 2008

Echino non-messenger bag



I have this basket filled with personal projects that just need to be sewn. This was cut over a year ago for a tote bag, but my needs and taste have changed so the pattern pieces were converted into this non-messenger bag. I like the streamlined design of messenger bags, but thought the flap was awkward, especially for bigger bags. One hand has to hold it up while accessing the contents.




The flap closure was replaced with a zippered gusset with side openings for D-rings. The strap is adjustable (a little tutorial will be up soon for making one) so the non-messenger bag can be converted to a shoulder bag.




On the back side,there is a zippered pocket for keys and etc. It hurt to cut into this beautiful Echino fabric, but at least it was not the birdy :)

It's feels sleek and trim, yet wide enough for my enormous laptop. I love it!

8 comments:

Katie R said...

really cute! Can't wait for the tutorial.

Jennifer Lim said...

This is beautiful - great bag, great inspiration for a more masculine feel of a bag.

veronica said...

another terrific bag! love your fabric too.

melissa@yummygoods said...

echino=drool.

Handmade said...

Fantastic bag - very clever!

Anonymous said...

So cute! I bet if you sold it at your store, tons would buy it!

bellaluna said...

really nice bag. Too cute.

Dalya said...

Love the zipper top closure! Would love to know how you did it! :) Beautiful bag, I too do not like the flag on messenger bags.