big bag

Miraculously, I found time today to do a bit of sewing. The design for a mini messenger bag had been running through my head for a couple of weeks:
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You can’t see it all that well. I would have modeled it in a headless shot, but I didn’t feel like getting out of my “house uniform” of polarfleece pants (affectionately known as “fur pants”). I made the bag out of leftover fabric from this:

Hee hee.

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15 Responses to big bag

  1. Leigh says:

    did you upholster/slipcover the chair yourself? that chair is gorgeous!
    And that bag is so chic!

  2. Jessica says:

    LOL. I was just about to ask the same thing. Did you do that chair by yourself!? You rock, lady.
    I love the photo styling of thermostat as bag hook. Very elegant.
    How is “The Namesake?” I loved “Interpreter of Maladies” and really want to read it but my book group always waits for books to be released in paperback.

  3. Taya says:

    You constantly amaze me! I am just trying to make a table runner for Valentine’s Day and my brain is cramping.

  4. Cindy says:

    Love the bag! Very creative pattern.

  5. carolyn says:

    please put that bag pattern in the mail — i need it!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

  6. Em says:

    oh, every chair needs a matching bag! That’s so awesome. I absolutely love the fabric, too. You amaze me.
    Fur pants. With the weather being what it is here, I could use some myself. Brrrr.

  7. carolyn says:

    dude i just noticed the food gallery! has that always been there! now i’m starving!!!

  8. kerrie says:

    Cool – every home should have a matching chair and bag. very nice.

  9. Meg says:

    Gorgeous chair! You’re amazing. You’re inspiring me to try our kitty-mauled chair, too. I know the library has a book on upholstering. . A bag would be easier & more fun to start with, though 🙂

  10. Silvia says:

    Cute bag! Reminds me of the coat I saw in Poppy Fabric in Oakland–they made a mod coat out of the cutest upholstery fabric. Did you line it?

  11. Evina says:

    Fantaaaaaaaaaaastic chair. Simply great 🙂

  12. Rachael says:

    I read this entry wrong – I thought you had ripped up the chair to make the bag! Either way, fabulosa.

  13. Sharlene says:

    I’m just catching up on blogs and had fun reading about your Berkeley past! I used to work on Solano Ave and all the places you menioned are part of my past too–although my parents still live there and I get to visit regularly. Fun to meet another Berzerklian. 🙂

  14. alison says:

    I LOVE the chair! Fabulous. And a matching bag! But of course. Where DO you find the time, Mariko? You probably baked something, too, didn’t you? And knit a swatch? Come on, admit it…

  15. melissa says:

    i love the upholstery fabric! i made some curtains from some fabric from whole nine yards not too long ago. they were for friends. it was spendy stuff! the bag is very clever too. looks great!

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