Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Pinterest Make Me: {The Messenger Bag}

Good morning everyone!  Today I wanted to show off a Messenger Bag that has been on my list for months now!  Of course, it was one of my "Pins". ;)
It came from Noodlehead!

Well, I needed to make something for a gift for a cousin to buy for someone.  I thought of this and hoped that it would be perfect!  I started out by trying to follow their step by step directions, but started with a belt for the strap.  This is what I started with:

I got the "folds" backwards, and had to put the shorts material on the inside, rather than the outside.  But I do like it better with the darker material on the outside.

I used bias tape for the flap. {The Inside}

{The Front} I do love it!  I plan on making my oldest boy one to carry his Bible and church workbook in. :)

So, what do you think?  Look ok?  Thankfully, my cousin liked it, too!  I am seriously loving this handmade holiday thing I've got going on this year!  I love it!!

I like to party over here!

Have a great day!


  1. Christy, you should come over and link to my Wednesday Pinterest favorites party. This is a great post for that.

  2. that is beyond cute! and i love the fact that if it was for a girl, you could add a cute embellishment on the pocket! your sewing skills are awesome!

  3. I Christie! Stopping by from Amy's giveaway to say hello! I'm Jen from Sunny Vanilla (sequined ornament) and just wanted to stop by :-)

    Your newest follower!

  4. My apologies...I meant to write Christy! Sorry :(

  5. This is awesome.. I LOVE it.. So cute and great turn out!! I would LOVE for you to Please stop in and share/link via my Pin Inspirational Party happening today : )) *SOO pin Worthy!!* THANK YOU.. Wishing you an amazing rest of the week.. ~ Marilyn ..

  6. So totally adorable! What a great way to upcycle :-)

    Thank-you so much for joining our Pin’Inspiration Party today. Your creativity is very much appreciated.

    Happy follower, would love for you to pop by to grab a button.

  7. This is super cute! I love the whole idea of it. Making gifts for the holidays will only become more and more addictive. I've been finding the same thing this year too. I love that feeling of really putting effort into a gift so that when someone opens it, they know you cared more than the 15 minutes it would take to click a button at Amazon or swipe a card at a store. Homemade takes a lot of skill, a lot of patience, and a lot of love. I hope your holidays continue to be filled with joy and that you have as much fun making all your gifts as I'm sure the recipients will have getting them. :)

  8. That is adorable. thank you so much for coming to link at my Wednesday Pinterest favorites!


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