Sunday, August 8, 2010

The really Big Ass Bag!

Cycle Around Bag
I'm wrapping up things around here, getting ready to go on vacation in a few days. We're flying, and taking my laptop and I needed a bag that both fit the laptop and a few other things and was secure, because I don't want my items rolling around on the plane floor. So this is what I came up with ~ A really Big Ass Bag, henceforth known as the Cycle Around Bag.

Cycle Around Bag

I have made messenger bags before, but this one is really huge. Doesn't help that my laptop is a wide screen, hence the larger sized bag. But this also needs to hold a book or two, passports, tickets, snacks, a sweater, DVDs for the kids, etc etc etc. So there you have it.

Cycle Around Bag
And a few accessory pouches for random other things.

The bicycle fabric in this bag is an Echino print. I thought the bikes were perfect for a messenger bag, plus I love biking anyway. The lining is Park Slope fabric which coordinates pretty well. The bag also has a divider pocket to keep the laptop in place. Test run coming up in a few days!

Just so you know, Hubby is staying home, he has to work, poor guy and take care of the pup.

In the meantime, happy sewing!


gina said...

Beautiful bag! Love it!


Megan said...

I don't know. I think I like Big Ass Bag better!

random Cindy said...

Looks great! Nice combo of fabrics. Don't you love being able to make just what you need for the sitch? Not that I personally actually manage to do that too often but occasionally. Really nice job, beautiful and functional.

Robin said...

that is one BIG ASS BAG- very cool :)
I love that bike print

Jeannette said...

Gosh that is awesome! Did you use a pattern or just put it together? Have a nice vacation!

Hollie said...

I love it! I love it! I love it! Did you come up with the pattern yourself?

Caroline ~ TrilliumDesign said...

Thanks all!! Yes, it is my own pattern. One of these days, I hope to make my patterns available for purchase.

{BrianaArlene} said...

Beautiful bag, and nice job on the pattern. It looks professionally designed!

VickiT said...

Have lots of fun on your trip. I LOVE that bag. I'm hoping you are going to tell us how to make that awesome bag. I have a wide screen laptop and it's hard to find a nice bag for it to fit into. I've given up and had to buy some ugly black one. ewwwww I'd LOVE to make a pretty one.

Poor hubby but hey, someone's got to feed the dog, right? lol

emma said...

Love this! What pattern did you use? What do you use to pad or stiffen the divider inside?
This looks hard!
But brilliant!

baukje said...

What a beautiful bag. I love to see the pattern.Greetings from France

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Hi Caroline... this is a smart bag and I love to see all the print u used.. Greeting from Malaysia.. ;)