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Nov 22, 2013

Winter Wardrobe change - a new bag

Nov 22, 2013
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It's a rare thing for me to go back and make a pattern again.  I usually love to try something new.  So for me to go back, dig up this pattern and make another Mabel Messenger Bag is saying something.
I made the first one last January and have been using it throughout the year.  This bag has held up the best of all the handmade bags I have.  It takes a lot of gumption to be my daily driver bag.
I love it's sturdy construction (appropriate interfacings are recommended in the pattern) and it's professional looking hardware.  Both for the shoulder strap and the magnetic closure shown above.

I used some new Yarn-dyed Essex in Black for the flap and strap.  Swoon!

Here I am asking my 7-yr old if I'm actually IN the picture he's taking.

the back

Mabel Messenger Bag V2
Outside - Outside Oslo by Jessica Jones; Robert Kaufman Charcoal Corduroy.
Strap - Essex Yarn-dye in Black by Robert Kaufman.
Lining - Toomuchery by Helen Dardik P&B Textiles.
Pocket Lining - Sunprint Corsage by Alison Glass







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5 comments:

  1. This is such a cute bag! It does look very professional, like something you'd get at a high-end boutique! Lovely!

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  2. That looks really finished.
    I used some Essex for a pillow and it is lovely. Sturdy and classy at the same time.

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  3. I love your Mabel Messenger bag! This is going to be a "must make" for me after seeing your beautiful Mabels.

    Susie

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  4. You've convinced me to get this pattern - I love the look of your bag - thanks!!

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  5. Luv me some Essex! It turned out perfect - make one for me, will ya? ;)
    And aren't child-photographers the best? My 3yo is getting pretty good!

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