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    Maker's Bag new owner

    Hi everyone,

    I am here in the US for a couple of months and therefore took the opportunity to order TB bags without the eye-popping extra charges they incur when shipping to Sweden. I got a bunch of pouches (one mini ghost whale was Not Enough) and I also got a Maker's Bag.

    I admit, I was dubious. Yes, good, laptop space, organisation, but... I don't love messenger bags. They hurt my shoulders. I was berating myself from being lured in by the name (the Western Flyer is ALWAYS trying to trick me like this) because I am, in fact, a "maker" as we are called now, being someone who draws, paints, sews, knits, etc. Anyway the bag arrived. Obviously it's horribly useful. And very handsome. And the first day I took it out.... Wow. That hip belt SAVES me. I love it extremely and forever and will NEVER use another messesnger bag. I pop that belt on and all the shoulder pain just disappears. And all the O rings!

    Currently: medium clear organiser pouch holding all my coloured pencils and other art-related pencil-shaped things. Small clear organiser pouch holding index cards that I use to draw and paint on. Mini organiser pouch holding my sewing kit. super Mini ghost whale holding my cash. super Mini ghost whale holding my headphones. Self-made super mini pocket holding all my cards. My big watercolour kit fits in one of the side pouches and the sketchbook in the zippered pocket. And a chico bag in a pouch.

    And it could be heavy! but it's not!


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    This could have been written by me, lol. I have 6 of the darn things because that hip belt saves my back. (And I love the easy zipper-free access!).

    I must admit though, my new amore at the moment is the Parental Unit, which I am currently trying to figure out how to rig with a--you guessed it--waist strap. Barring that, I've got a grab bag tucked into one of the PU pockets I can throw my essentials in for longer, shoulder-aggravating trips.

    P.S. If you didn't know, they're planning to update the MB with a back slip pocket, so before you do what I did and get 5 more, you might want to hold out for that

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      Oh, and by the way, this shoulder strap goes GREAT with it (better than the SOS strap in my opinion, though those are good too).

      My only complaint is that it's a touch too long for me at 5'2, but still perfectly usable and very comfortable.

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        #4
        Surrealle do you find that the plastic connectors dig into your chest at all, if worn as a crossbody?

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          #5
          Originally posted by user292372 View Post
          Surrealle do you find that the plastic connectors dig into your chest at all, if worn as a crossbody?
          No, I haven't had an issue with that. It's a very comfy strap, in my experience.

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