Alex - Messenger bag in 2 versions

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Alex - Messenger bag in 2 versions Version 1 left - Version 2 right
Alex - Messenger bag in 2 versions Contrasting corners
Alex - Messenger bag in 2 versions Version 2
Alex - Messenger bag in 2 versions Recessed zipper (Version 1)
Alex - Messenger bag in 2 versions Version 1

Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Men



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Pattern Description:

Here is Alex : an unisex messenger bag pattern offering two versions that will appeal to girls and boys!

Alex is a summery supple messenger bag pattern, with reinforced contrasting corners and two contrasting stripes on the front.
Both versions have an inner zippered pocket.

# 2 versions are available in this pattern #

-Version 1 : bag closed by a recessed zipper - Intermediate level.
-Version 2 : bag closed by a flap - Beginner level.

Beginners, don't be put off by this zippered pocket, this is certainly the easiest way to insert a zipper and the instructions are very detailed.

The length of the strap will need to be adjusted according to your height.

# Instructions and pattern #

Instructions for the Alex pattern are 19 pages long including 7 pages for the full scale pattern tiles.
Seam allowance is included and measurements are given both in cm and inches.

In the PDF file you will find :

- Detailed and illustrated sewing instructions
- Full scale pattern tiles
- A list of essential supplies
- Instructions for pattern tile assembly
- A cutting layout
- A glossary of sewing terms

# More pictures #
More pictures of the bags are available here :

# Also in French #
The pattern and instructions presented here are in English, but being French, I'm selling both the French and English versions of this pattern on my website :

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Width 35 cm (14 inches)
  • Height 35 cm (14 inches)
  • Height with strap 88 cm (34 1/2 inches)
  • Depth 10 cm (4 inches)


  • Version 1 : Main Fabric 40 cm (16 inches) + Contrast fabric 60 cm (24 inches) + Lining 70 cm (28 inches)
  • Version 2 : Main Fabric 70 cm (28 inches) + Contrast fabric 60 cm (24 inches) + Lining 70 cm (28 inches)

You Will Also Need:

  • All versions : Medium weight fusible interfacing 80 cm x 90 cm (31 1/2 inches x 35 1/2 inches)
  • All versions : Fleece one 108 cm x 3,5 cm (42 1/2 inches x 1 1/2 inches) strip.
  • Version 1 : one 35 cm (14") separating zipper and one 18 cm (7") nylon zipper. Optionnal for the separating zipper : 0.5 cm wide fusible tape or fusible web.
  • Version 2 : one 18 cm (7") nylon zipper.

About Designer

About Designer

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France - Provence
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Hi I'm Véronique Pinson (you can call me Véro), Sacôtin founder and designer.
I'm French and after living in the US (Washington DC) and the UK (Brighton) for a while, I've settled down back in France, in Provence to be precise.
I've just launch my line of Bag sewing patterns available both in English and in French. A long-time dream coming true !

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