Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Maybe a Manbag?

I recently signed up to the Burdastyle community because they had some interesting looking free patterns.

I saw this simple messenger bag pattern and thought it would be a quick project to use up some of my stash scraps.

The pattern is a simple messenger bag, so I needed to think about how many extra pockets I would need to add and where, making the project take much longer than necessary to create.

I used left over chocolate corduroy with a cotton lining. I had some striped webbing which I used for the strap. The hardware was from a local building supplies shop called "Nuts and Bolts", I hope it gives the bag a more robust look.

I added a few internal pockets, for mobile, glasses some pen loops and the clip from a spare lanyard to hold keys an internal zippered pocket.

There is also a pocket on the outside under the flap.

Overall this is a useful pattern a good size (I can fit DH's 12" laptop in it), with reasonably simple instructions.