submitted by: Patchwork Posse
Finding the ‘just right’ bag can be tricky. There is always something out there that fits what I need and am looking for…except for one thing. You know how it goes, right?! Without having a whole lot of time to get a totally new bag made and finished, I decided it would be a lot easier and quicker to start off with a finished purse and update it to fit what I really need.
This is the bag….. can’t remember who it’s designed by. Bought it for $3 at a thrift store.
The bag originally had a messenger bag strap. It was adjustable. For my purposes I wanted a backpack. I need something for quilt market (totally excited to go this year again!). The bag needed to hang on the back so I could be hands free. I love to touch and ooze over all the new fabric and notions. I also needed something big enough to hold magazines or products that I pick up and pencils, business cards…ect. to hand out.
The bag fit the bill, but I needed a backpack! So. First things up– the straps needed to be adjusted so they it made the bag a backpack.
The super long strap was big enough for both straps. Because the bag was a sling style, the strap was usable to adjust.