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The perfect grad student bag

September 4, 2012

 This is it: today is my first day of class as a graduate student. My books weight a ton and cost an arm and a leg. Of course new beginnings require fresh items. I have had this idea turning in my head for sometimes and I want to make a school bag that will be inspired by the French cartable. In my opinion these bags are perfect. The cute ones below are made by Miniseri

At first I found a free pattern at Ravelry Treat bag by Frankie Brown that looked very nice but I decided to go with my own pattern.

I will be using Cascade yarns in Navy blue only or a combination of blue, white and red. I don’t know how yet but you can get an idea to what I’d want my bag to look like (I am no drawing genius but you get the main idea): front pocket, leather handle. blue body.

This bag is going to be so cool! I can feel it in my bones. I will keep you all updated on the progress made.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. September 4, 2012 11:10 am

    I can’t wait to see your bag. I’ve been looking for the perfect “french Cartable for a while now without any luck. I envision something vintage, the leather very soft from weariness… If you happen to run into something that fits that description let me know.

    Also, are you making your bag with the intent of selling or is it just for you?

    • September 4, 2012 11:54 am

      for now I am making it for myself. If anyone likes it I would not mind making others for sale but it’s not part of my Fall collection (but maybe it should)

  2. September 4, 2012 11:11 am

    Oh!! And Good luck on your first day 🙂

  3. September 16, 2012 2:13 pm

    Great idea! I love the bags!

    • September 16, 2012 2:34 pm

      Thank you! check out my blog post it’s not over yet to see where it’s at (for now). Hopefully this week I will have time to go browsing the Garment District to finish it.


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