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Messenger Bag

from MichellePattern
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Messenger Bag
Messenger Bag Chambray Messenger Bag
Messenger Bag Messenger Bag
Messenger Bag Exterior Pocket
Messenger Bag
Messenger Bag Interior Pocket

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic bag sewing experience.

Pattern Description:

Make a medium size messenger style bag with two inset pockets.

The inside is roomy enough to hold a wallet, water bottle, paperback book, ipad in a pouch, etc.

There is one pocket on the front exterior and one inside on the back lining wall. It would also be simple to repeat the pockets on the exterior back and lining front.

This project takes about 3 hours to complete and is designed for those with basic sewing experience.

The pattern document is 18 pages total--10 pages of instructions with color photos + 8 black and white pages of pattern pieces. Several pieces require taping. Pieces are marked.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 11" w x 10" h x 3" d (28 x 26 x 8cm)


  • 1 yard 42" exterior fabric
  • 2/3 yard 42" lining fabric
  • 2 yards 20" woven fusible interfacing
  • 1/2 yard 42" fusible fleece
  • Ruler and/or yardstick
  • Chalk or fabric marking pen
  • (1) 1.5" cinch buckle
  • (1) 1.5" slide
  • (1) 1.5" rectangle ring
  • General sewing notions and supplies (machine, thread, scissors, etc.)