The last sketch was my last idea I went along with, because it was simple.
For the mock up I used cloth, metal rings, foam and twine.
Since the cloth is too small, I sewed 2 cloths together.
Also I didn’t want my cat to totally drown and flop in the cloth so I wanted a different, harder(but still soft) material as the base. I used foam and cut it into an oval. and placed it in the middle of the cloth.
I folded two ends of the cloth inward, then it down along with the foam.
So moving on to the handle, I used twine. I pleated the twine using a ‘friendship’ band method(I forgot the name of the braid).
But I didn’t like how it was ’roundish’. I wanted a flatter braid so that it really looked like bag straps. I searched up on youtube and tried another braid called Square Knots/Cobra Stitch.
After which I sewed the metal rings to the bag and tied the strap to the metal rings:
Trying out on my cat:
Btw, my cat fell off on her butt 3 seconds later because she slid off backwards so I think one thing to improve on my bag is to have a butt rest or sew the back of the bag. lol
I have a cat who likes to crawl into my bags so I decided to make a bag especially for her and I can carry her around with. Thus I decided to make a cat carrier. I didn’t lie cat cages and cat bags because they were quite bulky so I wanted to avoid those boxy, bulky designs. Here are some references I got:
Then I started sketching the bag. Since I wanted to avoid boxy, bulky designs, I want to avoid using hard material. I was thinking maybe canvas/cloth?
I was super confident with the first sketch but probably too ambitious, because it was foldable and had wheels and a retractable handle. Also considered having a scratching material on the base so that my cat can scratch her claws while being carried/pulled. And since scratching material gets worn our easily, I considered having velcro at the base so that the scratch patch can be removed and replaced when needed.
Also I treat my cat like a baby so I was thinking I’d like to cradle her in a sarong-like bag. Cute.