The Carmel Messenger Bag

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I love the inside panel with the zip and my logo, Im also really happy with how the strap turned out. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Google - no time to sew messenger bag tutorial by Aleah, as this is where I found the most easy to follow instructions for this project. Thanks to the craftsy design your own handbag course, I was able to learn the basics inorder to put it all together. Thanks Aleah and Brett Bara!

What you will need

  • I used medium weight cotton fabrics
  • plain and patterned
  • medium and light interfacing and metalic hardware.

Q&A with Vintage71Bags

cozynestdesign asked:
This looks so great! Love that fabric!!!
Vintage71Bags answered:
Thanks very much for your feedback, I appreciate it! The orange fabric is from Ikea.
Teresa Maria asked:
Beautiful bag! What a great job!
Vintage71Bags answered:
Thanks very much for your encouraging comment... It makes me feel even more driven to sew!
Brett Bara asked:
Great job, I love that you created your own messenger shape! I have that fabric. :)
Vintage71Bags answered:
Thank you Brett! Great to get your feedback. Thanks to your wonderful sewing course , I feel I have learnt so much and can apply those skills to any number of handbag designs. I can't totally take the credit for this handbag design however, it was a pattern I found online by a lady named Aleah- no time to sew messenger bag . That's cool that you also have the ikea fabric! Cheers Judy
CUBI729 asked:
Love your fabric, very professional job.
Vintage71Bags answered:
Wonderful to get your feedback! Thanks. Judy