Freebie Friday: The Scientist’s Satchel

Well, check this out 😀 I’ve gone steampunk! I realize despite my nerdishness that I’ve never actually gone out of my way to show how much I love steampunk. But here it is! Granted, this is a very simple rendition of my fandom, since I was limited to just using my scraps, but I’m glad I finally got to do something with an alternate-future flair ^-^ In truth, I’m a huge fan of old school science fiction and always have been from late elementary school, particularly H. G. Wells and Jules Verne. I love the whole aesthetic notion that high-tech science existed in the shadows of the Victorian world.

I’m so very glad that I was able to use up this scraps of fabric 😀 This bag is made from leftovers of a skirt I made back in early college, when I was going for this sort of bohemian look that didn’t quite pan out XD I always thought this faux suede was gorgeous and wanted to find the right use for it, but nothing ever came up because the scraps were too irregularly shaped. Beyond that, the fabric was incredibly hard to sew through despite being lightweight. It’s a strange sewing anomaly I encounter once in a while xB must have something to do with fiber content and thread count.

However, I think this turned out to be a really great looking messenger-style bag with a super-useful front pocket and awesome turn-lock closure. I hope you’ll give it a try with your favorite neo-Victorian fabric ^-~


16 thoughts on “Freebie Friday: The Scientist’s Satchel”

  1. One thing you might consider (optional of course!) is having a download link/pdf for these tutorials! It’d be super handy!

  2. I have a question about the white stuff (interface?) you added to the bag. If I want to add it, where are the ideal places to. All throughout or just in the body and around the zipper?

  3. I love this! I’d understand if you don’t want to state brand names, but what kind of paint did you use for the gears? It’s dazzling!

  4. I have a Husqvarna Daisy 315 and I noticed that the machine you were using in the photographs looks a good deal like mine. If you have a Husqvarna Daisy, would you be able to tell me what foot and/or stitch you used to get the edge stitch you were using?

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