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Messenger Bag

from Red Poppy Bags
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Messenger Bag
Messenger Bag
Messenger Bag
Messenger Bag
Messenger Bag
Messenger Bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Need to sew on bias binding

Pattern Description:

This bag is so versatile!

I've made it for my grandson as a school bag, a face painter for her cosmetics kit, a teacher to carry resources around, and also to hold laptops!

It can be used for everyone by just changing the fabric - great!

Hope you have as much fun as I have with this pattern.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Bag is 12 x 17 inches tall
  • Pattern easily adjusts smaller or larger


  • Sewing machine

You Will Also Need:

  • Fixing clasps