Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Travelling with my craft

I've always found it rather difficult to fit everything in my travelling slingbag. Being rather disorganised, I am always digging for things in my bag like it was a lucky draw. What I really need is a bag with lotsa pockets inside; different sized pockets for different items, and better still, if they all had zippers, for when I need to seal them up. Gette even suggested bear traps, I guess the zippers comes close.

Started out planning the inside layout of the pockets, which was the primary driving reason for this bag, anyways.
Not quite the genius with sewing pockets, so I slapped 2 layers of fabric together and divided up the spaces by sewing it through according to the length of the zippers, like so ...I was going to use fabrics I had saved up from previous projects but I finally decided on using a really old pair of jeans I dug out from de-cluttering my wardrobe. I was on the roll, and forgot about documenting the process, so no how-to pictures. But, it's just lining up the interior of a jeans bag, just like that project I did 2 years back, with an inside full of pockets with zippers.

Recycling that old pair of jeans, proved ideal, because of those pockets it already has on the outside. With full intentions of filling up my travel with lotsa sketches, I stuck in my new red Moleskine sketchbook, into one of the pockets on the outside.
Here's a peek into the inside ... space for books, and water bottle (and umbrella)!!! Now, I'm 99% ready to go away, next month! ;)If you noticed the belt ... yes, those are recycled from the de-cluttering project too. They were supposed to be an alternative strap for one of my sling bags, which now ended up as a decorative trim, while holding up the shape/brim of the bag.

8 comments:

erykkun said...

wahh nice.. ur really talented.

cell said...

awesome !! I want one !

Pegs said...

LOL! Thanks Azhari.

Celine, you already have the Moleskine ... you are just one bag away ... ;) if you have old jeans, I don't mind working on it. ;)

Jason Lei said...

I want to order a dozen... do u accept credit card?? :p

QQ said...

Cool~~~~ nice one..

Pegs said...

thanks QQ! ;)

Jason, dealing with you bankers? Cash only! muahahah ... do you have a dozen of old jeans to be hacked? ;)

Joanne said...

I'm going to turn my oldest pair of jeans into that. >> Thanks for the idea. :D

Pegs said...

If I make it ... will anyone buy? I can make it from your old pair of jeans ... ;)