Back in July 2015, I blogged about getting these custom bags made. Since then, I’ve used the grey “tree” cross-body bag more than anything. That bag is almost perfect for carrying my essentials. I adore the bag a lot, but one of my problems with the bag is the fact that it’s actually too tall and narrow! I always feel like I have to really dig to get my wallet out, and when I want to add in extra stuff, it feels too cramped. Those two issues became annoying for me. Because of that, I decided to request another bag from Janet, a bag that’s not as deep but that’s still wide enough to accommodate what I need to carry, with all the pocket customisations I want.
This is the bag I ended up requesting. It’s 10 inches long, 7 inches tall, and 4 inches wide. This size turned out to be perfect compared to the 8 by 9 by 3 inches of my previous bag. I also requested an additional back on the outer backside of the bag, with a snap closure on the flap. My abstract tree bag came with a 1.5-inch strap, but this geek bag is 1 inches wide. I actually do prefer the wider strap, so if I do ever request another bag, I’ll keep that preference in mind!
But other than the strap and the fact that I’m not actually using the back pocket as predicted, I love this bag! The size is really perfect for me, and that additional inch really helps when I start cramming other stuff in like my Kindle and my pencil case. The bag no longer feels cramped. Also, I really adore the fabric pattern. It’s geeky and it’s just perfect. I love the subtle binary pattern all over the bag, and all the other geeky symbols really bring things together!
Once again, I recommend Janet and her amazing skills. If I ever want a custom bag, I only go to her. She’s patient and is a great person to work with. She’ll answer all your questions and even offer suggestions since she is the subject matter expert. If you want a nice cross-body bag or purse that’s made of fabric, then consider getting a bag made by Janet!