Custom Order

I received an interesting custom order a few weeks ago on Etsy. My customer wanted to have a tote bag, with a zipper, made to store an antique game Baird. Dimensions were 23.5″ x 23.5″ with an inside pocket. The customer was flexible about fabric but wanted something black and white, and pink accents were ok too.

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The tote bag construction was fine, but the zipper was tough. I was afraid that installing a zipper in the traditional way would cause the opening to be too small for the game board. So I modified the pattern.

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(The zipper is not crooked – I just had no one to help me take the picture.)

I put a pocket inside the bag to pull
through the pink accents.

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I was nervous about whether it not my customer would like it, but I guess she did as she ordered another custom bag for a friend today. Phew!

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