Tuesday, February 12, 2008

down-to-earth messenger man

what do you get when you cross an array of bold browns, a striated earthen palate and a certain chickadee? well...after factoring in the recipient's love of patchwork and functional pockets, you end up with something like this:

to make this daydream a delightful reality, brown twill, canvas and corduroy were squared up to fashion the outer shell. inside, these three fabrics were used in combination to create a complementary lining. then, asymmetrical stripes in terrestrial tones like chestnut, cocoa and cream came together to provide pockets and places to stow away necessities. they also provide contrast to the fold-over flap. the functional 14"L x 11"H x 3"W was then finished off with a sturdy strap and a few unexpected touches. coverall clasps provide closure and adjustability up front, while on a coordinating snap keeps it together out back.

there are plenty of pockets to highlight. a zipper compartment lies hidden beneath the front flap. the interior is host to several slip pockets, even some specially designed for pens and pencils (see left picture, below this paragraph). and a sneaky, slender slip on the back is paired with a petite pal on one side.

so...what can brown do for you?

1 comment:

Pardon My French said...

I'm delurking to say I really enjoy your work. I can't wait to see the finished Bold As Love blanket.