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Sunday, January 5, 2020
Leopard and Panther Tote-Shoulder Backpack
I am attempting to make this bag... the pictures of the cat tapestries came from G Street Fabrics... and the black is neoprene... the request is a wide shoulder strap and the two cats one on each side, but I am not sure about the strap attachment, the closure...drawstring with zipper or velcro flap and some type of pockets behind the cats....They emailed me a picture of a bag style and I did this in paint to see how it would look
These are drawings in paint as I try to figure out exactly what materials to use where.
Made side strips with pocket added to panels then put both panels together
Neoprene shortage... will line with something else, but using as a wide strapping and top casing shorts me on the bottom trim.... will figure this out
Sew the bottom trim on...top casing and bottom edge
I will sew the last seam and know the size of the bottom circle piece then lining and strap attachment
This is like a duffle bag... so I am going to put the double bungie pull strings through the top trim and a zipper that has large teeth and the ability to use a strap on the side or on the top or regular backpack style. ----> little drawing
Thinking through the strapping... I think I will put Loops on both sides top and bottom and on the inside top above zipper on both sides... Then He can wear as backpack regular or diagonal or carry handle. Loops Sewn in Seams with 3 strappings that are adjustable
Now the Drawstrings at top-using bungie type narrow elastic and cord locks.
I will post a picture with details after I finish it.
At this point the top enclosure has been sewn in with a zipper closing. So next the lining.
Originally I made the lining out of vinyl, but checked with the future user and we decided that was too heavy. So, using the lining previously made as a pattern, made it out of a light pleather, but decided to add a zippered pocket to the inside and a loop to hang a detachable bag in the inside for ??
Strapping in pleather doubled for strength but softness can be inserted 3 ways... as backpack, as a barrel duffle bag style supporting underneath or as an over the shoulder vertical bag
original lining in vinyl to copy for pleather lining
Original neoprene top changed into inside detachable zipper bag
Two Loops inside the Tote to hang this bag from and Extra straps not in use inside the bag... DONE DONE DONE and GONE.... Back to sewing the crazy cat quilt and gifts and clothes.....
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