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Mushroom Hunting Bag

My dad requested I make him a morel mushroom hunting bag last summer.  He even gave me a pair or his cargo pants that I told him I could make him a bag out of.  Well, I never got around to it and it’s been in my to-finish pile forever!

I didn’t look at a tutorial or even any pictures of bags like I usually do.  Since it was made from a pair of pants, some camo cotton I had around for the lining, and a strap from a purse I recycled I didn’t think following directions would make it easier. 

I dove right in and cut up the pieces.  I used the cargo pocket part for the front flap and added some brown bias tape to attach it to the lining.  It didn’t take long actually, and it was pretty fun.  I did attach the flap wrong the first time I sewed it however, but it was easily fixed.  Best part is – my dad loves it and my mom wanted to steal it from him. 

Hope he fills it up with morels this spring!

If anyone’s interest in a tutorial on this let me know, I think making another one would be fun – plus I can give it to my mom so my dad doesn’t have to share his.

** My dad thought I should note that you’re really not supposed to put morels in a bag like this, apparently a cotton mesh type bag is best.  Who knew?!

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6 Responses to Mushroom Hunting Bag

  1. Sew It UP! 12.31.2009 at 10:15 pm #

    As I was reading your post, my son saw the pack and said ‘that’s a cool pack!’ So I’m definitely interested in a tutorial. Thanks for sharing :o)

    Your dad’s pack is cool!!

  2. sew obsessed 01.03.2010 at 1:31 pm #

    I would be really interested in a tutorial as I’m wanting to make my husband a bag and something like your dad’s he’d love.
    Thanks for sharing so much information I think your blog is really inspirational

  3. Anonymous 10.20.2011 at 2:35 pm #

    Would love a tutorial! Would like to make an “exploring” bag for my little brother. This would be perfect!

  4. cindy 02.21.2012 at 5:12 pm #

    This is what I would call a “field bag” and I have been looking for a turtorial/pattern for forever, and found yours with NO tutorial. Please do one??? I love it, by the way. :)

  5. Anna 02.21.2012 at 5:14 pm #

    hey cindy, you’re in luck, my tutorial is here: http://www.noodle-head.com/2010/01/tutorial-messenger-bag-from-cargo-pants.html

  6. Anonymous 09.05.2012 at 4:27 pm #

    please consider making tutorials for a big cross body bags i really need one for school but i cant find one to buy in a store pleasehelp

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