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Betz White has built a career on thoughtful design, skilled craftsmanship and a focus on Earth-friendly materials. She is a graduate in fashion design from the University of Cincinnati, a former ...

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Midtown Messenger Bag

from Betz White
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Midtown Messenger Bag
Midtown Messenger Bag
Midtown Messenger Bag
Midtown Messenger Bag
Midtown Messenger Bag
Midtown Messenger Bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • If you've sewn from a sewing pattern before, completed several projects and are eager to try new techniques, you should be able to handle this project!

Pattern Description:

The Midtown Messenger is a versatile bag you'll want to carry everyday. It's got a classic messenger bag style with lots of extra details. The outer bag has front and back slip pockets and a flap that secures with 2 tuck catch closures. Under the flap is a recessed zipper for extra security and a padded tablet pocket inside. Make the Midtown Messenger with durable waxed canvas for a rugged look or repurpose a pair of jeans and a vintage table cloth for a one-of-a-kind bag.

Purchase of this pattern does not constitute transfer of copyright or license for commercial usage. For personal use only, do not sell items made using any portion or derivation of these designs.

All images and patterns copyright 2014, Betz White Productions, LLC. All rights reserved.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 10" W x 13 1/2" H x 2 1/2" D


  • 1 yd of 45" wide canvas for the Main fabric
  • 1/3 yd of 54" wide canvas for the Accent fabric
  • 1 yd of 45" wide light weight woven for the Lining fabric
  • 1 yd of 20" wide woven cotton fusible interfacing
  • 1 yd yard of 45" wide batting
  • 2 1/2" x 11" piece of heavy-duty stabilizer, such as Peltex
  • (1) 14" non-separating zipper
  • (2) 1.5" wide rectangular metal rings
  • (1) 1.5" wide metal slider buckle
  • (2) 1" wide metal tuck catches
  • 1" x 1" piece of velcro