Homemade Messenger Bag
I guestimated where to start, so a paper mock up helped me figure the dimensions. First, I taped lots of pieces of paper together. From that, I cut two rectangles of paper and a long strip that would go in between them. I taped the pieces of paper together and played with the measurements.
I ended up with the front and the back (the rectangular pieces) being 11″ x 13″. I also rounded the bottom of this piece for purely aesthetic purposes.
The long strip that connected the front to the back (and makes up the bottom a michael kors outlet nd sides michael kors outlet of the bag) was 3″ x 36″ (I cut it extra long; better too long than too short).
When I was satisfied with the dim michael kors outlet ensions, I cut the model apart so I could use them as a pattern on the cardboard.
I like the raw cardboard/duct tape look that I came up with. However, you can have a more polished look to your bag. In the fabric section, they have iron on patch compound. It comes on a roll, with a plasticy material on a kind of wax paper. The compound melts under an iron and holds materials together (like hot glue, but in sheet form).
Using the manufacturer’s instructions, iron the material onto your fabric, allow to cool, then peel the paper off. michael kors outlet Place the fabric on the cardboard, patch material touching the cardboard/duct tape. Situate the fabric how you want it before you iron it on you may want to fold the edges of the fabric underneath so they don’t show. If you fold it, you will need some more compound on the underside of the fold so it will stick to the bag as well.