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Messenger Bag

from Walter + Veronica
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Messenger Bag
Messenger Bag
Messenger Bag
Messenger Bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • use a sewing machine
  • familiar with basic sewing terms: seam allowance, basting, press, etc.

Pattern Description:

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE messenger style bags. They're so versatile and can be made for everyone--a new mom as a diaper bag, a boy or girl as a book bag, a Mister or Misses as an everyday, laptop, or overnight bag. It can be patchwork pretty, a rugged denim, a subdued canvas, or whatever suits your personality.

I've been making this bag since 2004 in many combos and sizes. But now, I want to bring the fun to you!

This pattern features the following:
A pocket under the flap for quick access for cell phones, ipods, and the like. An interior pocket to stow away goodies--add a zipper to keep it shut or throw that zipper to the curb and live on the edge. A large back pocket with a magnetic snap is ideal for holding magazines, files, or daily planners. The adjustable strap allows you to carry it hands free or adjust it to be a shoulder bag.

The finished bag will measure appx. 11"w x 11.5"h x 2.5"d. However, once you have the basics down, you can manipulate the pattern to be any size you'd like with any combination of features you want.

Pattern is 24 pages long. It includes 8 pattern pieces on 11 pages (tiled to print on standard 8.5x11 size paper) and detailed instructions using both photographs and illustrations.

Hey! Do you want to make these to sell? Well, go right ahead. All you have to do is purchase the pattern and you're set. I don't require anything else. A shout out would be nice, but it's not necessary :)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • finished bag made per directions and pattern will measure appx. 11"w x 11.5"h x 2.5"d


  • 1 yd main fabric
  • 1 yd lining fabric
  • 2 yds non-woven fusible interfacing
  • magnetic snap
  • adjustable slider set
  • zipper (optional)
  • 2" square scrap piece of felt