Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Green Bag

'Ere it is. A pretty simple fifteen-incher. Turned out real nice. I accidentally deleted the open-bag shot, 'cause I'm a quarter fool, but it has a wheat-colored Sunbrella liner. Looks sweet.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Is That a Bug?

Sweet: new super-raw backpack prototype. I think I've finally hit upon a decent messenger bag-backpack hybrid. I've made a similar bag before, which didn't turn out so well, but this one is way better. There are a few reasons, but the most significant one is that the bag's fit is more independent from the bag's load. In other words: if you have a bunch of crap in your bag it's not gonna pull the straps all goofy like...which sucks a lot, let me tell you...
Uh, let's see...and this bag has a fifteen-inch flap.
And I haven't put the compression cord on the lip yet...'cause I'm a lazy sod. Next challenge: making hot shoulder straps (and getting the angle right). Contoured? Sternum strap? We'll see...
Got a suspended corner here. If you have a full load, loosen the webbing so the shoulder strap isn't pulled at a weird angle.

Wallets, Son, Wallets


Thursday, December 6, 2007

Hip Alveoli

Learnin' Stuff
So here are some hip packs I've made in the last week.
This green one here is pretty sweet, but I was like, You know what? this bag is pretty run-of-the-mill...I think I'll make one more in the Leif Labs aesthetic...
Kermit?So I made this. Ah, it looks okay run through my cheap-o camera...but the edging is pretty puckered and lumpy...*sigh* And the lip turned out kinda dumb. Small things don't work so well in the Leif Labs stylee, I guess. It folds up nicely...but the folds impede hand-insertion. Yee.Boom. Then I made this. Pretty similar to the first, but better. This is what it looks like full of junk.
Here's what the pattern looks like. Super simple. Dimensions: 9x5, bottom: 2x7