Man bag!

Yippee! I have completed my first man bag! This was a particularly interesting project, not only become of the combination of fabrics the young man chose, but because there were so many unique features to incorporate into the bag. He likes to carry his art supplies with him, so I essentially added a crayon roll under the main flap. It will hold up to 24 pencils. There is a flap, secured with magnetic clips, to ensure the pencils can’t bounce out when he is running for the ferry. On the inside of the bag there is a zippered pocket and a row of divided pockets for his gadgets and a couple of pens. I increased the width and depth of the bag so he could comfortably carry a large sketch book as well as everything else he needs. On the rear of the bag is a large pocket which will fit a magazine or notebook.

Another interesting addition to the bag was a waist strap so that the bag doesn’t bounce about when he’s racing to the boat. He knew he wouldn’t need to use it all the time, so I added a panel across the pocket to tuck the strap into. Finally, the bag has an adjustable strap and a parachute clip closure.

Young man's art satchel/messenger bag

Sneak peek of crayon pocket under the flap

Rear of bag with waist strap out


~ by Pip 'n' Milly Creations on May 13, 2010.

3 Responses to “Man bag!”

  1. Wow!! Great work!!

  2. Thank you!
    I now have a good size order to complete for next week for Side Street Studio in Victoria, then I’ll post about something other than messenger bags!

  3. Awesome work! Your fabric choices are so fun.
    Thank you for linking to my patry!

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