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Hi all! My name is Cindy Wright. I am the owner, designer, sewer, gopher, janitor, bookkeeper and everything else for Schoolhouse Patterns. Schoolhouse Patterns is a sewing pattern design company ...

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Mini Messenger Bag for Girls and Dolls

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Mini Messenger Bag for Girls and Dolls
Mini Messenger Bag for Girls and Dolls
Mini Messenger Bag for Girls and Dolls
Mini Messenger Bag for Girls and Dolls

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • The basics - thread your machine, use your rotary cutter or scissors, follow directions

Pattern Description:

So, we were planning a family vacation to northern Michigan, including a day trip to Macinac Island where there are many quaint shops for buying trinkets and souvenirs, when I realized that the girls would be carrying their own shopping money with them. I don't know about you, but carrying pocket money for four girls and keeping track of what belongs to whom is not my favorite thing to do. So, I created this Mini Messenger for them. It's the perfect size for a little wallet and some lip gloss and maybe an iPod or whatever a tween girl needs. It slings over the shoulder so you don't have to worry about them setting it down somewhere. They were a hit.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Girl sized: 5.5"w x 7"t with strap 27" from shoulder to bag
  • Doll sized: 2.5"w x 3.5"t with strap 14" from shoulder to bag


  • 1 fat quarter of outer fabric
  • 1 fat quarter of liner fabric
  • 1 fat quarter of flannel for interfacing
  • velcro - 1" length of 3/4" wide
  • 1 1"x43" piece of outer fabric for strap (less for the doll bag)

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