I only recently began playing World of Warcraft (in Nov 2013), but I have become fast friends with it. FOR THE HORDE!
I am also a female and females love bags. I love my current purse, but it has proven time and time again that it’s just too small, so I have embarked upon a quest to make my own larger, suitable, and geeky purse. An Undercity Satchel! (My little dreams of having an identifiable real-life Undercity Satchel were crushed earlier this week when I learned that the Draenaic Leather Pack uses the same icon, but we’re going to pretend that doesn’t exist, OK?)
Today, I have already accomplished (most of) step 1 of building my Undercity Satchel: buy the supplies! As my only supply store is Hobby Lobby and they had no color even worthy of replacing the purple with, I had my first experience with dyeing fabric as I made white canvas purple! (My dad stopped to ask why I had a bucket of grape juice sitting in the kitchen.) Noteworthy lessons learned: when the instructions say to give your fabric plenty of room in the dye to move… they weren’t kidding. I have color-density crease marks. But, hey, it’s “homemade”. It’s a mark of work and love. And they will be hidden inside to the best of my ability, so pffth!
The nylon straps available at my Hobby Lobby are sorely limited in color and only come in 1″ thick. It may be augmented/replaced by dyed purple canvas straps before the end of creation. Also, I seem to have enough white canvas left over that, if I mess up, I could probably make another bag without having to visit the store! (Yay!) I haven’t bought the interfacing yet because I know I have some around the house (probably that I’ll never find) and I have plenty of leftover Tetris quilt scraps to make the inner lining. The “buckles” may or may not be added on – I want this to be a very simple purse, but I’m also a nerd who loves little danglies. The random chains and metal zippers were half of my love of the goth culture when I went pseudo-goth in junior high/high school.
Thanks for keeping up with my oddity of the day! I shall update again when next I complete any kind of productive work!
Also, my previous purse (which I still love): GaMERCaT from SugarBunnyShop.com!