Saturday, July 12, 2008

T-shirt messenger bag

My Wardrobe Refashion project for this week was challenging, but immense fun. My college-student son asked if it would be possible to make a messenger bag for him out of a few of his favorite T-shirts. With his permission, I sacrificed the old bag to make a pattern (and scavenge the shoulder strap). I used fusible interfacing to stiffen it and lined it with canvas to add stability. Eight hours later, he has a new, one-of-a kind bag and is thrilled with the results. So am I!

The actual design was pretty simple; what made it hard was the stretchiness of the T-shirts and sewing the seam binding around the edges, especially when it got thick.

The finished messenger bag, front.

To see more pictures, follow the link to my Flickr photos.

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