Friday, February 10, 2012
Ayden's Messenger Bag
In January we organised a trip to Melbourne to catch up Nikki and Lara, along with Jodie and Annie. I dragged Ayden along to help with the Melbourne driving and to add a some time and experience to his driving log book.
Ayden spotted a sample of the Laptop Bag by Nicole Mallalieu at Nikki's studio and through it would make him a messenger bag. I have a boy who is interested in both fabric and design so I couldn't say no. I stressed about every aspect of making this bag - before I made it. I wanted it to look so perfect and I am very proud of how it all came together. As always the directions on the pattern were fantastic and I worked through the steps carefully to make the Intermediate level bag. The bag is strong and sturdy and a good size for Ayden. The strap is adjustable too.
The bag is made from black canvas that I bought from the upholstery section of spotlight and the front flap the bikes and trams fabric designed by Ink and Spindle. Inside is lined with a quilting cotton that was interfaced. I even added a zip pocket inside as Ayden wanted to make sure that his glasses that he wears for lectures would be secure. There are 4 more pockets inside too, and one on the outside front under the flap.
Ayden leaves home tomorrow and his bag is already packed and ready to go. He loves it, and I love how clever Nikki's patterns make you feel :)