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In 2007, I had started to create patterns of my Mackerilla brand handbag designs which I have been sewing and selling since 2001. Then I decided to have available my sewing pattern instructions to ...

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Mackerilla Mack Messenger Bag

from Mackerilla Design Sewing Patterns
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Mackerilla Mack Messenger Bag
Mackerilla Mack Messenger Bag
Mackerilla Mack Messenger Bag
Mackerilla Mack Messenger Bag
Mackerilla Mack Messenger Bag
Mackerilla Mack Messenger Bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • work with zippers and magnetic snaps
  • tri-glide slides and rectangle rings

Pattern Description:

Make your own roomy versatile backpack to carry your books, laptop, work stuff or use as a baby bag.

Features include two adjustable backpack straps, single top "quick grab" handle, zippered front pocket under magnetic top flap, large interior compartment with split pocket and pencil/pen slots.

If you want to check out Mackerilla Designs fabrics that are available for purchase, Please go to my Spoonflower page!


Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Dimensions: 13.5" W x 12" H x 3.5" D


  • Material suggestions- Use sturdy Cotton, Cotton Canvas, Oil Cloth or Upholstery Fabric.
  • ruler
  • chalk or marking pencil
  • pattern paper (optional)
  • Heavy duty sewing needle
  • 55-60" wide44-45" wide Exterior fabric:1 yard1 1/3 yards Interior Fabric:5/8 yard7/8 yard
  • Stabilizer (22" wide):1 1/3 yards
  • 1 zipper, 14" long
  • 2 metal or plastic rectangle rings, 1 1/2" wide
  • 2 metal or plastic sliders, 1 1/2" wide
  • 2 magnetic snaps., 3/4" wide

You Will Also Need:

  • magnetic snaps
  • zippers
  • tri-glide slides and rectangle rings
  • matching thread