Thursday, January 10, 2008

my Christmas vacation #4

Some sewing ~ the LaRue messenger bag. Originally offered by hotpatterns.com, but their download is no longer available. I googled it and found the pattern & instructions elsewhere, printed it, and forgot to bookmark the site...I've tried & tried but haven't come across it yet. I wanted to pass this pattern on, so if I find it I will let you know. [Edited~Found it! Sew Very Prairie has posted a link to the pattern in this post.]

Anyway, I've been using it and love it. It's a great size and comfortable to carry. I used some sturdy sage denim and lined it with a mini floral found at the flea market.

The handle area was a bit tricky; I had to do a little seamripping and ended up constructing it somewhat differently than the instructions called for.

Inside, there is a zippered pocket which was very easy and is great for keeping all little stuff together and out of site. Opposite is a divided pocket for cell phone and pen.

I also finished Butterick 5046. I changed the sleeves and used a wool flannel (thank you Charity for that suggestion!!)

...and one of the buttons from my flea market tin.


35 comments:

  1. Both are very nice! I love your Butterick garment...and that bag is interesting...how big is it?

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  2. Thanks Rose! The bag is 12 inches wide and about 20 inches long. Deb

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  3. Wow! That bag is fanastic! What a fun and different look.

    I love the shirt as well. It looks great in the wool flannel. The button is perfect. Gorgeous!

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  4. I LOVE the jacket! I'm so jealous. te he

    Amelia

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  5. I have never seen a bag like that...
    cool.
    Love the jacket!

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  6. Oh Debi if you find the pattern, please let us know. I sooo love it. I am wanting to make a fabric bag for shopping. Not grocery shopping but like going to the mall, this just might be perfect. Love Clarice

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  7. Wow, the bag and the jacket are just lovely. The wool flannel was the right choice for the jacket. It seems to drape so beautifully.

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  8. Marta7:11 PM

    The bag is really cute Deb!! Great job!

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  9. Nice sewing. You are a good seamstress. Love the Butterick one. It looks nice and warm.

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  10. Great bag! I especially like the floral print lining and the little pockets inside.
    Pretty facelift from your previous post. Linda

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  11. Just found your blog from Haus Frau at Lulashardt...your blog is so peaceful...I love the glimpses of your home...simplicity...I will be back!

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  12. That bag is beautiful!!! Thank you for the lovely birthday wishes! Auberne' Ancalimon

    http://storybookwoods.typepad.com/auberne_ancalimon/

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  13. Beautiful sewing as always Deb:-) I love the top, whatcha pairing it with? OH Deb, I thought of you when I saw this gal's shop on etsy:
    malphi.typepad.com. Her blog shows her creations and etsy is where she sells "precut" , yes, "precut" patterns:-) I am thinking of ordering her Pinney--reminds me of Beatrix Potter!

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  14. Very nice sewing. The handle does look a bit tricky, but the bag looks comfortable to carry.

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  15. Wow I love that bag and the shirt looks great!

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  16. What a unique bag, it looks like fun! I'm crazy over the project you made using the Butterick pattern. It is fabulous!

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  17. I like that bag - it is very different. I also love your shirt and your choice of fabric. Gray is one of my favorite colors.

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  18. I love all of your projects! I added your blog to my favorites list on mine. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. I absolutely LOVE that messenger bag!!! Oh how i wish i was more talented in the sewing department! LOL That is absolutely ADORABLE!!! :) I love the stuff you make!!

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  20. oh my! i LOVE the jacket - it's gorgeous and the vintage button is the finishing touch =) i so wish i could sew... =) debbie

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  21. Hi Deb!

    Thanks for all the visits and comments that you have left me lately!
    Myself hasn`t been very good in leaving footprints..So I will start today :)
    I have been bussy getting myself into normal routines, buying fabrics and making plans for Aina`s Charm.
    Yesterday I found a very pretty fabric, made me jump of joy in the store, haha...and it was very cheap too, only 11 euro for 1,40x280!! I went completely mad obviousely :)

    I see that you have been busy during your Christmas vacation. You are so efficient!!Really love your cloths, so natural and very much my taste (incredible), and your new bag is very special. Very interesting shape! I was wondering how it worked in real life, but you explained it all good. I am still very ashamed about my experient making those tote bags, that I never dared to show :)
    But I will try again. I am a perfectionist you know..

    I wish you good creative days Deb, and I am looking forward to stay in touch this year too. Take care!
    Aina

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  22. I love the wool top, so very pretty and cozy.

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  23. Great tote. I'm printing as I type. Thanks for sharing the link. I love the top too. Looks like a perfect winter garment.

    Jody

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  24. Love the style of the bag! and your top is wonderfullove the gray flannel--very cozy for winter. Happy Day :o)

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  25. Thanks for the link, I went back to get the pattern a while ago & it was gone. Your laundry room is Gorgeous!

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  26. I am drooling over that bag! It's even my colors...wanna trade for some soap? *U*

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  27. Great bag! So unique.
    Oh, and I love the papered shelf in that darling laundry room of yours.

    Kimberly :)

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  28. I just love stopping by your blog. You are one of the inspirations for me to start a blog of my own.
    Please stop by and visit me at:
    http://www.homesteadblogger.com/HoneyHillFarm/

    Your friend,
    Shan

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  29. Deb,
    I've been reading your blog for a while now, and I find you to be an inspiration! I just love your pictures so much. I told my husband that sometimes I wish I could live with you! LOL!
    Heather

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  30. I love your fabric choices for the bag. That pattern is so unique. Great job

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  31. Deb... Haven't heard from you in the blogosphere for awhile. I'm just a regular "lurker" here, hoping all is well and wondering what's going on in your world! Miss your frequent posts!
    ~Jaime

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  32. Hi Deb,
    Looks like you've done some creative stuff during your vacation! The bag is so pretty!
    Take care,
    Elisabeth

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  33. Would you consider making me one of these LaRue messenger bags—and if so, how much would you charge? I love this and although I am into crafting, I don't own a sewing machine.

    You can email me at: kjmt42@sbcglobal.net

    Thanks, KJ

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  34. I loved the bag so much, I made one of my own. Stop by and see...

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  35. How did I miss this? I just now found this and have to say that I LOVE that garment in the gray wool flannel. And thanks for the link. :)

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Thank you for taking time to leave a comment--I love reading each and every one! I will try to answer any questions you have in the comment section. Due to the amount of spam, I am sadly no longer able to accept Anonymous comments....Kindly, Deb

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