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Messenger Bag with Gusset


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Print Sew Love This is a cool, large, slouchy bag. Best carried cross-body. Comes with generous pockets. You will learn to make a pleated pocket, fit a side gusset to a bag and make a long adjustable handle. Make it over a weekend. (at least 6 hours the first time you make it) Not meant for someone totally new to bag-making. If you have made a few easy bags before, with my detailed step-by-step photo instructions, it can be easily achieved. Make it for yourself or as a gift. Pattern Details: - - - - - - - - - Messenger bag is completely lined Absolutely NO RAW SEAMS Step-by-step detailed instructions with color photos Full-size pattern pieces (you need to tape the pieces together) Measurements in inches and cm Paper size: Letter or A4 PDF: 44 pages Psst.... You can sell the messenger bag too! Copyright - - - - - - - - All photos, text and patterns belong to Projects by Jane, Jane Poh (c) 2012. Purchase of pdf pattern includes an explicit agreement by you not to sell this pattern, distribute it for free, make copies or pass it off as your own. You may sell the finished bag. No mass production of bag allowed. As long as every item is handmade by you, feel free to make and sell as many as you are capable of. Please credit "Projects By Jane" when you sell the finished product or link to Credit: Main fabric - Ikea (I have no association with Ikea in any way) BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Sew a few simple bags SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 13.25" (34cm) across the top 11.25" (28.5cm) top to bottom 4.75" (12cm) deep across bottom

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  • Exterior fabric: 1.5 yard (1.5 m)**
  • Lining: 1.5 yard (1.5 m)**
  • Velcro

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Projects By Jane
Projects By Jane
I learnt to hand stitch when I was 7. It was the blanket stitch. When I was 12, I learnt the satin stitch. Many years later, I bought my first sewing machine and attended a dressmaking course at a Dressmaking Institute. I was taught by a teacher who believed in drafting and sewing from scratch. Today, I can't sew an outfit to save my life! Long story short, I sewed everything from blankets, bedsheets to clothes for my niece. When I had my own kids, I sewed dolls outfits for my girl's Barbie. One day, I made a bag for Barbie and there was no turning back. My love for bag-making grew from there. Now I teach others to make bags.