Thursday, August 26, 2010

Bag Lady Week- A Mini-Messenger for Moi

NOTE: This bag now has a tutorial! Find it here.

Yes it's true! I made something for myself! The Mini-Messenger. Basically a purse-sized version of the one I showed you Monday. I. Love. It. Made it Monday night and have been parading it around town all week. So comfy on my shoulders, fits all my stuff perfectly. Happy, happy me. I made it in a flurry of creativity after midnight, and I did mess up and put the lap on the wrong side, so the back pockets ended up on the front, but in the end, I like it that way! I have a thing for yellow lately (especially Amy Butler yellow), and I have a fabulous yellow wool coat I bought in San Fransisco last year....fall is not too far off so I will likely be hauling it out soon. This bag will be the perfect accessory :-) Whenever I get happy, I want the world to be, too. So I am going to try to get a tutorial going on this, so you can make one, too. Just remember to keep one for YOU!

By the way, I am participating in Sew and Tell Friday at Amy Lou Who. See the button on my sidebar? Go check it out!

10 comments:

Red said...

I am loving bag week! As a fellow bag-a-holic I can certainly appreciate the variety of bags you have created. Really like this little bag. I'm looking forward to the day when I can start carrying a purse again instead of a bulky diaper bag!

Nina... said...

Very, Very cute! I love the shape and size. The grey and yellow together works so well. Great job!

Seams Inspired said...

Ooh! How lovely! I know you're going to enjoy carrying this bag. Stopping by from Sew&Tell. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

Larri at Seams Inspired

Haylee said...

I love your bag. I'm going to try and make one--thanks for including the tutorial. It is the perfect size for my liking.

Julie said...

That's a very cool bag. It looks so nicely done too! gorgeous. Glad you are keeping it for yourself!

p.s.phyllis sews said...

Your work on this bag is very clean and well done. Thanks for sharing and as a fellow bag-lady, I can't wait to see what you did prior to this day.

Michelle said...

That is a terrific bag! I can see why you are so pleased.

Miri said...

Great bag! I just love the grey with the wonderful yellow and grey lining! Super!

Leslie said...

oh i love this...it looks great. the fabric lining is so pretty

Lorraine Shorten said...

Hi, I have just found your website and you have inspired me to make a mini-messenger bag!
I have a question though... do you use special machine needles when sewing the bags or do standard machine needles do the job ok?
Many thanks :)