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Altered Messenger Bag

Craft & Design

When you’re a Craftzine blogger, you run across handmade inspiration when you least expect it. This morning I got my hair cut and colored, and my stylist Gina happened to pull out this sweet messenger bag she’d altered. I fell in love instantly, of course! Turns out it had an ugly graphic on the front, so she took a piece of vintage tablecloth and affixed it to the front flap with embroidery floss, then topped the whole thing off with a coordinating cherry applique. Much better! Link.

4 thoughts on “Altered Messenger Bag

  1. absolut_feli says:

    I did something similar with one of my favourite lunch bag too. You can see it here

  2. CraftChi_Amy says:

    This is brilliant, I’m always looking at the linens at the antique store (they’re one of the few things I can afford), wondering what can be done with them. Now I know…I can cover up ugly logos!

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Jenny Ryan is an artist, crafter, and maker of things. She lives in Los Angeles with a pack of various animals (including her husband) and writes about her adventures in creating at Exit Through the Thrift Shop.

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