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Sewing and gardening are my favorite hobbies, so I combined them with this pattern line. Patterns with pictures taken in my flowers. I have always enjoyed sewing and have been making bags, purses ...

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Rose - A Messenger bag

from Girls in the Garden
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Rose - A Messenger bag
Rose - A Messenger bag
Rose - A Messenger bag
Rose - A Messenger bag
Rose - A Messenger bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • basic sewing knowledge
  • rotary cutting knowledge

Pattern Description:

Complete instructions in PDF format with full color illustrations and instructions to make this messenger bag created by Girls in the Garden Pattern Company.

Rose is a cross-body vertical messenger style bag with a large outside zipper pocket and decorative flap. Other features include a metal ring for attaching the strap and an inside pocket.

The pattern includes the front cover with full color pictures, pattern requirements, layout diagrams, helpful hints, complete instructions with full-color diagrams.

I have made this bag for 3 of my daughters and they love it. The size, shape and outside pocket are some of their favorite features. The outside pocket is actually two pockets in one - the zipper portion and then a pocket between the bag and zipper pocket. Great for storing all your belongings you want to get to quickly.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 9" wide, 13" tall and 3" deep


  • 1 yard fabric for outside of bag
  • 3/4 yard fabric for lining and outside pocket
  • 1-1/2 yard Peltex SF-101 fusible interfacing or similar
  • 2/3 yard Peltex for a stiffer bag or fusible fleece for a softer bag

You Will Also Need:

  • 14 inch zipper
  • 1 inch metal ring
  • thread
  • zipper foot is helpful
  • basic sewing supplies

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