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I learnt to hand stitch when I was 7. It was the blanket stitch. When I was 12, I learnt the satin stitch. Many years later, I bought my first sewing machine and attended a dressmaking course at a ...

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Messenger Bag with Gusset

from Projects By Jane
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Messenger Bag with Gusset
Messenger Bag with Gusset
Messenger Bag with Gusset
Messenger Bag with Gusset
Messenger Bag with Gusset

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Sew a few simple bags

Pattern Description:

Print Sew Love

This is a cool, large, slouchy bag.
Best carried cross-body.
Comes with generous pockets.

You will learn to make a pleated pocket, fit a side gusset to a bag
and make a long adjustable handle.
Make it over a weekend. (at least 6 hours the first time you make it)
Not meant for someone totally new to bag-making.
If you have made a few easy bags before, with my detailed step-by-step photo instructions,
it can be easily achieved.

Make it for yourself or as a gift.

Pattern Details:
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Messenger bag is completely lined
Absolutely NO RAW SEAMS
Step-by-step detailed instructions with color photos
Full-size pattern pieces (you need to tape the pieces together)
Measurements in inches and cm
Paper size: Letter or A4
PDF: 44 pages

Psst.... You can sell the messenger bag too!

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All photos, text and patterns belong to Projects by Jane, Jane Poh (c) 2012.
Purchase of pdf pattern includes an explicit agreement by you not to sell this pattern, distribute it for free, make copies or pass it off as your own.

You may sell the finished bag.
No mass production of bag allowed. As long as every item is handmade by you, feel free to make and sell as many as you are capable of.
Please credit "Projects By Jane" when you sell the finished product or link to www.projectsbyjane.blogspot.com

Main fabric - Ikea
(I have no association with Ikea in any way)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 13.25" (34cm) across the top
  • 11.25" (28.5cm) top to bottom
  • 4.75" (12cm) deep across bottom


  • Exterior fabric: 1.5 yard (1.5 m)**
  • Lining: 1.5 yard (1.5 m)**
  • Velcro
  • Parts for adjustable handle: - D-ring/rectangle ring - tri-glide/slider

You Will Also Need:

  • Optional: - fusible interface - sew-on interfacing