Canvas Tablet Messenger Bag

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Canvas Tablet Messenger Bag Pattern


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Sewing: Canvas Tablet Messenger Bag
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men, Girls, Boys



Skill Level:

advanced skill level requirement Expert

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Intermediate Sewing Skills. Familiarity with with medium and heavy weight fabrics and applying Fusibile Interfacing

Pattern Description:

After receiving an iPad for Christmas last year (2012) I decided I need a messenger bag to go along with it. That was how the Canvas Messenger Bag came to life. This bag was popular with friends and so I've made several since then.

This messenger bag pattern is ideal for those who love to create things that are functional or thoughtful as gifts. Tablets are wildly popular these days and a messenger bag is a fantastic way of carrying them. This type of bag is popular with young adults from students to professionals. You won't go wrong with this pattern.

The bag features a carefully designed pocket just the right size for 10" tablets and will hold tablets 7" and smaller as well. The bag has a back pocket that is secured with Velcro and is the perfect place to carry valuables such as money, jewelry and wallets. Inside there is plenty of room for a few books, a sweater or anything else that you need to carry along with you. The flap of this bag is the perfect place for graphics, embroidery and anything else you want, to show your individuality. I've found that many people like the robots I have embroidered on my bags. I've also embroidered zombies and vintage logos. Use your imagination and I'm sure you'll come up with something that is perfect for you.

This pattern is professionally drafted (no hand drawn lines) with industry standard markings that make construction as simple as possible. Also included are step by step instructions and if you like you can visit my blog to view step by step photos of the construction process.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 12" wide x 10" high x 4" deep with a 52" adjustable strap


  • A sewing machine capable of sewing multiple layers of fabric. Heavy duty sewing machine needles are suggested. 1yd of cotton canvas or other medium to heavy weight fabric (I used 10 oz. cotton cavas), 1yd. Nylon lining (I used diamond quilted nylon), 2yds. lightweight fusible interfacing

You Will Also Need:

  • 2ct. 1.25" rectanglur metal hoops, 1ct. rectangluar bar slide (this allows your strap to be adjustable), approx. 12" of 1/2" wide sew in place Velcro both the hook and hoop. Please note that the adhesive kind will gumm up your machine needle

About Designer

About Designer

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I'm a designer with over 30 years of sewing experience. I have formal training in pattern making and commercial clothing construction. My patterns are professionally drafted and labeled. No hand draw patterns here!

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