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Well friends, I finally accomplished something that's been on my to-do list for over a year now. I made my own messenger bag!!! I'm thinking I should have attempted to make one a little sooner because I seriously love it!
In typical Melissa fashion, I kind of just winged it and didn't know what I was doing half the time, so I don't really have a tutorial for you.
I folded a piece of drop cloth in half, drew on it with a pencil the shape I knew I wanted my bag, cut it out, hemmed and sewed, added a strap and a pretty piece of vintage lace. I know that makes no sense, but it's really the best I can do - those are "winging it" instructions after all.
Here's how it turned out.........don't look too close......it's not perfect! ;)
I also like the look of the square shaped messenger bags. Maybe in another year I'll get around to making one like that?? We'll see! :)
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This is so cute! Wonderful job.ReplyDelete
Darling bag you have here...hats off to you for a job well done:)
So lovely! Love the color and lace detail!Thanks so much for sharing. Would love to have you visit me sometime.ReplyDelete
Have a fabulous day!
Hugs from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
Awesome job! I'm partial to the linen look of dropcloth myself and the contrast of the lace is so nice! I would love it if you shared this great DIY idea at Thrifty to Nifty Thursdays at A Jennuine Life. http://www.ajennuinelife.com/2013/02/thrifty-to-nifty-thursdays-8.htmlReplyDelete
Good job!!!! wish i could sew :(ReplyDelete
Really pretty amazing how a scrap of lace just adds so much to basic drop cloth fabricReplyDelete
I love this! So cute! I've been wanting to make a messenger bag too!ReplyDelete
This is so cute! I'd never have thought to add lace like that.ReplyDelete
very pretty!! I think its beautiful! I popped over from Sumos Sweet Stuff. I host a Tasteful Tuesdays Link party that I would love for you to bring this to! www.nap-timecreation.comReplyDelete
I love it! I have a drop cloth waiting to be turned into a bag or two. I've made a purse style with lace and ruffles. Love the messenger bag idea! Popping over from Craft-O-Maniac.ReplyDelete
It's practical, yet girly. What's not to like?ReplyDelete
This is so cute. I have several purse patterns that would be so cute made out of drop cloth fabric. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
So cute...I love it!!ReplyDelete
This is gorgeous! I love the colors and the lace is the perfect touch! I would definitely use this as a purse. Would love for you to share at the party tomorrow! xo bridgettReplyDelete
How lovely and what a creative idea. I love the touch of lace. Very pretty. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, MartyReplyDelete
The lace make all the difference - nice touch!ReplyDelete
Really adorable and the lace is a great touch. Please share your entry on Creative Crafts Thursday, www.creativecraftsthursday.blogspot.com, and any of your favorite projects each and every week.ReplyDelete
Your messenger bag is so cute!!! I love how it turned out!!!!ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh, I love it! Lace looks so good against the canvas :)!ReplyDelete
I have a weekend Link party if you'd care to join:
Great job! Thanks for sharing at Fluster's Creative Muster. I'm looking forward to seeing what you link up next week.ReplyDelete
I just love this! Oh my gosh.. I want one! I featured it on my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2013/03/pink-hippo-party-116.htmlReplyDelete