As everyone knows, students have their own responsibilities when attending school. Such as having supplies for class ready and keeping track of all of their books. Some people carry their books, but as many of us know there are just too many classes; not to mention books to go along with them. So at some point you are going to need something to carry those books in. I have an excessive amount of fabric so I decided to make my own bag for school type uses.
This is how to make your own personalized messenger bag, with a pillow lap cushion and an adjustable strap. You can even make it big enough to fit your laptop in it.
Let's get started!
Step 1: Required Equipment, Material, and Knowledge
First we are making the base for the bag
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Sturdy scissors (which are sharp enough to cut fabric.)
Sewing Machine (Unless you want to sew it all by hand which would take forever and a day)
Measuring Device (ruler, yard stick, or tailors tape.
*Iron (if you chose to add the iron ons to the bag)
Chalk (to mark the measures)
Spool of thread
Adjustable strap connectors ( 1 three bar and 2 single.
*Iron ons (with different motifs)
Button or Velcro for the closure on the bag
A lot of Fabric in colors of your choice
It is recommended that you know how to hand sew because some parts will be too thick for the sewing machine and will have a chance of breaking the needle.
You need to know how to sew on a button and make a button hole. (If you want to go the easy way use Velcro. :) )