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Midtown Messenger Bag


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The Midtown Messenger is a versatile bag you'll want to carry everyday. It's got a classic messenger bag style with lots of extra details. The outer bag has front and back slip pockets and a flap that secures with 2 tuck catch closures. Under the flap is a recessed zipper for extra security and a padded tablet pocket inside. Make the Midtown Messenger with durable waxed canvas for a rugged look or repurpose a pair of jeans and a vintage table cloth for a one-of-a-kind bag. My printable PDF instructions include color photographs, detailed diagrams, glossary and all the assembly directions you'll need to make the Field Study Tote. PDF pattern includes a special coloring page for you to play and experiment with fabric choices. All images and patterns copyright 2014, Betz White Productions, LLC. All rights reserved. This pattern is for personal and limited commercial use for one purchaser only. Not to be used for mass production. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY If you've sewn from a sewing pattern before, completed several projects and are eager to try new techniques, you should be able to handle this project! SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 10" W x 13 1/2" H x 2 1/2" D

Supplies Needed

  • 1" x 1" piece of velcro
  • (2) 1.5" wide rectangular metal rings
  • (1) 1.5" wide metal slider buckle

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Betz White
Betz White
Betz White has built a career on thoughtful design, skilled craftsmanship and a focus on Earth-friendly materials. She is a graduate in fashion design from the University of Cincinnati, a former children’s wear designer and the bestselling author of <i>Warm Fuzzies</i>, <i>Sewing Green</i> and <i>Present Perfect: 25 Gifts to Sew & Bestow</i>. Betz has been featured on Martha Stewart’s television show as well as on the cover of Craft magazine and on numerous craft podcasts. Her bold aesthetic combined with her education in apparel design result in a unique offering of patterns and projects for the modern sewer. See what Betz is up to next at