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Archive for May 3rd, 2009

Custom Messenger

One of the good things that came out of last weekend’s show was an order for a custom bag. She wanted the inset stripe design that I’ve done before, and a padded strap:messenger marijke

A larger pocket to fit her camera, so I added a pleat and some elastic to one side. To accommodate this I had to use a strap and buckle to close the bag instead of the velcro I usually use:messenger marijke  (7)messenger marijke  (4)

Look how the strap pad supports the strap!messenger marijke  (2) messenger marijke  (3) Lastly, she wanted a longer zipper on the inside pocket.messenger marijke  (5)

Of course, she wanted it done before this coming Wednesday so it could go to Europe with her. So, I made it, and almost had a nervous breakdown doing it! Mostly because I was concentrating on all the stuff that was different, and trying to get it done quickly, so I forgot the cell phone pocket I usually put on the side seam. 😦 I have a couple of ideas on how to add a cell phone pouch, but there was no way I was unpicking all those seams! We’ll see what she says when I talk to her!

I have to remind myself that what I’m doing is supposed to be fun, and I have to have time to make the things I want to make. I need to stop biting off more than I can chew!

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