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Project

Lined Messenger Bag

Project Description

What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Jordy Bag Link to website or photo www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=32204.0 What are you most proud of? Figuring out how to modify the tutorial instructions to fit the size of my messenger bag as well as adding pockets, with my limited sewing knowledge.

What you will need

  • Plain Messenger Bag
  • Upholstery Fabric
  • Matching thread

Q&A with iheartmytho

e.frankel@comcast.net asked:
I have been knitting bags that are turning out beautifully. I need to learn about making lining and adding pockets. What do you suggest as a bottom stiffener at the base within the lining
iheartmytho answered:
I have heard of some people using that plastic mesh you use for needle point to stiffen the bottom of bags. I haven't personally done it myself, but it would work.
wandasw20313612 asked:
You did THIS and you say you have "limited sewing knowledge"? You used your great imagination and creative flair to figure out how to add the lining and pockets. I love the fabric choice. Did you hand sew the lining in? How long did it take you to do this?
iheartmytho answered:
Thanks! The lining is hand sewn in. Thankfully there was a hem on the original messenger bag that I used to line up the lining. Which is probably why it looks so straight. Overall, it took me about 6 - 8 hours to sew the lining and sew it into the bag. The hand sewing took the longest as the canvas of the messenger bag was very thick and it was difficult to get my needle in and out of it.
collins17226939 asked:
I have so much trouble getting patterns off of this site. what am I doing wrong. most of the time I have to print all of the comments to. so much wasted ink. hope you can tell me what I am doing wrong . love the messenger bag would love to make it.
iheartmytho answered:
I'm not too sure. Are you trying to print the pattern off of the Craftster website or Craftsy?
vicfay43731 asked:
what is a messenfer bag?
iheartmytho answered:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messenger_bag
shalotta asked:
i love this fabric used for the lining. can anyone give me the name of it?
iheartmytho answered:
I picked up the upholstery fabric a few years ago from my local Hancock Fabrics. I think it was maybe made by Waverly?

Skill Level

Beginner