Sunday, January 15, 2012
The Zipper Messenger bag
I made this a year or two ago. At Value Village (one of my regular haunts) they had bags and bags of brand new zippers. Hundreds of them. I bought them all. A lot of them had no tabs on them, and the idea for this bag just appeared in my head. All I really did was zigzag zippers on to black denim, and make a messenger bag from the fabric. If I was going to do it again, I would use a sturdier fabric and/or interfacing. I didn't use a pattern for the bag and if you were to look closely, or even not that closely for that matter, you could see where the sewing is less than perfect. The strap didn't turn out that great either, but as the local fabric store had nothing that was perfect, so I made do with what I had. I like a bag with pockets inside, so I made 6 of them.
Unfortunately I found I don't like carrying a large bag around, and so I rarely use it. I really do like the way it turned out though.
Close up of bag.