A messenger bag I made from a cat food bag and free notions. You heard me.
Cleaned and rinsed cat food bag and then kinda made it up as I went along. Instead of attaching a button or closure, I fashioned a tab with a heavy but sparkly belt buckle from the People Give Me Stuff stash. Give me something and I will eventually use it, I tell you. The weight of the buckle will keep the flap down.
Lining made of quilting cotton with a scrap fabric pocket for interior. "Boxed" the corners for a flat bottom.
Because men's neckties are cut on the bias and thus, not very stable, I zigzagged the crap out of the necktie strap. The quilting effect feels fabu.
One side of the strap was long enough to double on itself to form a pocket with the broad tip plus a cell phone pocket.
Just in case you're afraid that I don't know this bag is as ugly as homemade sin, let me assure you, I do. Heinous, perhaps. I was playing around and didn't wanna "waste" good bias tape and a pretty necktie if it didn't work. Thinking I might wanna make another now that I've learned a couple tricks.
Check out my previous cat food tote.
Oh wait, there's more!
A wallet made of the remaining piece with bias tape and a snap.