I was recently commissioned to do a messenger bag by someone who saw a bag I did for a mutual friend and the thing is I had never done a messenger bag before.
Well not exactly…I tried doing one a few months ago and I can tell you it was a serious disaster. It was so disappointing that I had almost sworn off messenger bags. So to my chagrin, when I got this job I had no idea how I was even going to begin making it. But alas, a plan was hatched.
I had some fabric which I bought at the market for dirt cheap and I had been looking for the perfect bag to make it with but I kept hitting a wall because it had such a drab print and was also a bit worse for wear. It was the best fabric to make a test bag to see how the real thing would turn out. So now I could begin my very intimidating bag.
My second attempt at the bag turned out so brilliantly that I’am happy to say the test bag is now a great bag by its own right. I finished it off with a cute crocheted sunflower to accentuate its colour palate and gave it an official name. It is now the REALLY AWESOME NOT SO DUDE’S TEST BAG BUT CUTE SUNFLOWER MESSENGER BAG. Yeah I know, I still have to work on the name.
Now I could begin the DUDE BAG with ease knowing that I had this in the bag (pun intended). So its was on to the next one.