Tuesday, September 1, 2009

I am beyond thrilled about this art bag :)

I have just completed one of my hardest projects to date. I machine quilted all the fabric on this project. I also designed this project from scratch. It was one of those sew as you go things, and make it up along the way. I can tell you I am very very please how this awesome 17 X 21 bag turned out. My rough estimate on time.... I spent in the area of 14-16 hours making this project. I really do think the time I spent making this bag was well worth the effort.. and then some :)
I wanted to make my nephew a sketch pad portfolio bag ... so he can carry it back and forth to San Francisco School of Art. I also wanted it nice and manly, so that he would be proud to carry it and he would use it for along time to come. I think I accomplished everything I set out to do with this fantastic little art bag. It is lightly padded, it has an adjustable shoulder strap and a huge center front pocket. The pocket has a Velcro closure so he can get into it fast :) I even made a matching charcoal pencil roll. I was very excited when I came up with the idea.. to incorporated some camo fabric as accent trims ;) I even used some vintage buttons for other fun embellishments on this bag :) Its sort of hard to see the buttons on the bag, there is a close up of the pencil roll. It shows what the buttons look like. I used brownish tan buttons then, dark green buttons stacked on top of each other. I think using the vintage buttons, really gave just the right amount of pop to this bag and pencil roll.
I can see John John now... un-furling his pencil roll...
laying it out just so.....like Leonardo DiCaprio
did in the movie Titanic..
Leo looking like a real artist.
All stern faced with concentration...
all knowingly... musing on how to start his project :)


These photos really don't do this little art bag justice.. it really is awesome!!!
I HOPE HE LOVES IT!!!

9 comments:

luv2quilt2 said...

I'm sure you've made a bag your nephew will be proud to carry.

NadineC said...

Oh wow! That's really awesome! You did a great job, especially making it up as you went along...but sometimes those are the things that really work out well :-)

West Michigan Quilter said...

Wow! What a great job you did! And you didn't have a pattern! You should be proud. I bet kids will be asking your nephew if you take orders.

Barb said...

You are amazing....

Valerie said...

Not to repeat after Barb above, but you really are amazing.

Yarni Gras! said...

omgosh, that bag is FANTASTIC! He will love it!

clare's craftroom said...

That is so good ! Congrats on a fabulous job .

Betty aka Fudgie said...

bag, bag? It's "camo" so superb I can not find it! Oh there is is hiding among the boobs. Great job Auntie! Nephew will love it.

Mistea said...

The bag is amazing, what young man would not want to carry a bag like that? Thanks for sharing.