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My name is Anna and I'm a designer and seamstress living in Rochester, NY.
I've always been the creative type, I like trying out all kinds of handicrafts and artwork, but I have to admit that it's ...

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The smart messenger bag

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : The smart messenger bag
The smart messenger bag
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The smart messenger bag a look into the instructions

Pattern Description:

The smart messenger bag carries not only your essentials like wallet and keys but also provides enough space for books, cosmetics and your electronics!

This bag features:
- an exterior pocket for your water bottle
- a slip pocket inside the bag, padded with heavy stabilizer for your iPad
- a zip pocket on the front of the bag for your keys, phone or wallet
- adjustable strap: you may carry the bag on one shoulder or wear it cross-body.

I used waterproof laminated cotton, but a midweight quilting fabric or home decor fabric will also be a good choice for this bag!

The pdf file comes with 15 pages of instructions, 34 pictures and 3 full size pattern pieces. All measurements are given in centimeters and inches.

Please note that this pattern may not be republished or distributed without permission. However you are welcome to sell items made with this pattern. In this case I'd appreciate if you gave me credit as the pattern designer.

Follow the link to my blog post to see more versions of the Smart Messenger Bag!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • (height x width x depth) 31 x 37 x 10 cm / 12.5 x 14.5 x 4 in


  • Exterior fabric: 0,80 m or 1 yd
  • Lining fabric: 3/4 m or 1 yd
  • Fusible fleece: 3/4 m or 3/4 yd
  • OR Heavy stabilizer: 115 cm or 1 1/4 yd
  • Fusible interfacing: 115 cm or 1 1/4 yd
  • Heavy stabilizer for the iPad pocket, e. g. Pellon Peltex #70: 30 x 30 cm (12 x 12in)
  • 1 zipper 18 cm/ 7 in
  • 1 magnetic snap
  • Elastic, 1cm (3/8) wide: approx. 20 cm/7.75 in

You Will Also Need:

  • thread
  • scissors
  • tape measure
  • fabric marker
  • pins or sewing clips

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