Finally!!! And if you wonder why there's a Koala with a bag on a dinosaur related post I'm telling you right now!! Because I'm weird!! This bag is named as Rol and, as you can see, also is the koala... and the koala has a bag, a messenger bag!!! And... As I told you before Rol is a designer residing in Australia and he needed the perfect bag for him, therefore the koala with his bag -you have to know that Rol draw this lovely friend on a postcard he and Ale sent me last month . Following his instructions, I designed this bag and made a test on black denim and magenta canvas that resulted so popular that I had to make one after another until I got out of fabric (and sadly the stores are out of stock!!) making small changes and variations to experiment a little with the design and make each time a unique item.
I also love that not all the webbing and not all the zippers are the same color. And this is the first time I use plastic hardware everywhere and like the way it looks!!
It has a lot of useful pockets and we'll review one by one. First a big front pocket, perfect for folders. This pocket also holds four different other pockets, the first a regular pocket for keys, cell phone or even a mini tablet!! Then, we have the infamous pen holder formed by a divided elastic and a little pocket to prevent pens and pencils from falling. I didn't like it at first, but Rol love's it!! The third and forth pockets are two zippered pockets, perfect for coins, keys, or whatever needs to be a little more secured.
Notice here the strap is removable, you wouldn't believe that it's harder to get this plastic hardware sold by unit than it is to get metallic d-rings and swivel hooks!! I found some kits over amazon, but getting them to Mexico was more expensive that buying a milliard over here... Nuts!! Right?
I love this mesh bag!!! It's meant for holding water bottles and secured by a string instead of an elastic with this two pieces of hardware I don't know the english names for. At first I planned to use 1/2" black bias tape, but decided it was a lot cutter to use the "Dinosaurs!!" fabric instead, not cut on the bias, so you can read the words...
This is the only time I used a black zipper and double zipper pulls.
Thanks for letting me share my work with you and, please, let me know what you think!!!
ps if you can, stop by the Big Birthday Raffle, maybe you're interested...