Thursday, September 10, 2009

Making a Saddle Bag, Part IV

No real substantial update this time, but I wanted to share some photos of the entire bag finally all stitched up. The top edges haven't been finished yet, the top flap needs some work, and a few spots on the sides need to be reinforced and tightened up, but hey, it's starting to look like a saddle bag finally!

4 comments:

  1. Thom- I'm glad to see that you changed the orientation of the tweed on the side panels (from your earliest prototype). Super great look!

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  2. Ha, yeah. I had pieced the whole thing together when I realized that one of the panels was turned sideways, so I cut a new one.

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  3. I love the fabric and construction; agreed about the tweed orientation.

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  4. You know, this cries out for other matching pieces down the line. You've got me thinking of many alternates, including mdern-looking ones not available commercially. I never thought of cycling as a gateway drug - to sewing.

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