Do you remember this fabric I dyed last month?
Glitter Glue Princess requested that this fabric be made into her school bag. She wanted a messenger bag, but from the fabric design and the constraint of size, I was limited in what I could make – I preferred to have the tiedye completely wrap around the entire bag, rather than piece the tiedye and end up with excess busy activity on the bag – I *really* do think the fabric is busy enough, don’t you? :) All of the patterns I had were pieced, so I went questing over the web for an appropriate design. Looking through Craftster, I found this. It was perfect.
I found a purse zipper (2 zips on a single closed tape), and Glitter Glue Princess had a cute! zip pull that we added. I made a pocket that is darted at the bottom to hold her MP3 player, as well as a secret pocket inside the pocket to hold money and items she didn’t want the world to see. We used a quick release snap for the strap, as adjustable fittings were only available in 1″ size.
Here is the finished result…