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Backpacks inspired by Chanel

Celia

Re: Backpacks inspired by Chanel
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2019, 08:52:35 AM »
These are lovely bags, great inspiration. I have some Linton and had not really thought of bags so thank you for the idea. 

Have you put an invisible zip in the denim now too and do you find the zip useful or do you find yourself opening the top?

Manuela

Re: Backpacks inspired by Chanel
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2019, 10:14:21 AM »
@Celia, as I changed the pattern and made it 5cm shorter, an invisible zip would only be something like 20cm long. Hence, I scrapped the idea when I did the second pink backpack.
I have a bit of black Linton tweed left, thinking about turnig that into a backpack with a leather bottom.

Francesca

Re: Backpacks inspired by Chanel
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2019, 11:30:09 AM »
Love these! I've been scouting out fabrics for my own Chanuela bag.

Can I ask, is the side zip just easy access to the bag in general or do you have some sort of double pocket?
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Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Backpacks inspired by Chanel
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2019, 11:59:26 AM »
Chanuela bags, brilliant  0_0
I love these, that tweed fabric is superb.

Manuela

Re: Backpacks inspired by Chanel
« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2019, 12:15:53 PM »
Ha, Chanuela - love it. @Francesca, I omitted the zipper on version 2, as the backpack is too small, it wouldn’t make sense - the intention was for easy access.
I only have patchpockets on the lining, a small one at the front and a bog one at the back, that’s more than enough methinks.

Carolyn

Re: Backpacks inspired by Chanel
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2019, 00:06:14 AM »
these are lovely.
Carolyn

Marga - Sewing Chanel-Style

Re: Backpacks inspired by Chanel
« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2019, 07:00:04 AM »
Very beautiful ! I would love to post or link this topic on my chanel style-website but I am not sure if that's allowed?

And I will create one myself.  Great work and instructions. Big compliment!
Marga - Sewing Chanel-Style
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Francesca

Re: Backpacks inspired by Chanel
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2019, 10:25:13 AM »
Very beautiful ! I would love to post or link this topic on my chanel style-website but I am not sure if that's allowed?

And I will create one myself.  Great work and instructions. Big compliment!

I'm sure you can ask @Manuela nicely :D We have no problems with you linking to a thread here, just depends if Manuela is happy for it to be shared.
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Manuela

Re: Backpacks inspired by Chanel
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2019, 11:54:14 AM »
While I’m happy for this thread to be linked, I would’t want to see my images on your blog @Sewing Chanel-Style.

Marga - Sewing Chanel-Style

Re: Backpacks inspired by Chanel
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2019, 13:02:17 PM »
While I’m happy for this thread to be linked, I would’t want to see my images on your blog @Sewing Chanel-Style.

Ok, sorry for suggesting.  I thought it would be a compliment. We also make bags and even hats. Vogue also has some beautiful patterns of bags, but I never found a good one of a backpack-bag.
Marga - Sewing Chanel-Style
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Catllar

Re: Backpacks inspired by Chanel
« Reply #25 on: June 02, 2019, 13:35:07 PM »
They're great Manuela. You could use some coloured cork for the bottom too, together with bag feet.
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