Brancaster Messenger Bag

This is the Brancaster Messenger Bag and is influenced by vintage fishermen’s bags. This great pattern can make this simple 1940s inspired messenger style bag that features an asymmetrical flap and front pocket. It has a practical shape and size for all occasions and can be made in a variety of fabrics, and with a contrasting strap/pocket.

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This great looking bag of hers is called The Brancaster Messenger Bag and is influenced by vintage fishermen’s bags. This simple 1940s inspired messenger style bag features an asymmetrical flap and front pocket. The Brancaster Messenger Bag is a practical shape and size for all occasions and can be made in a variety of fabrics, and with a contrasting strap/pocket. It has an interior pocket with divider and when finished is approximately 9.5” (24cm) high by 13” (33cm) wide by 2” (5cm) deep.

This is the Brancaster Messenger Bag and is influenced by vintage fishermen’s bags. This great pattern can make this simple 1940s inspired messenger style bag that features an asymmetrical flap and front pocket. It has a practical shape and size for all occasions and can be made in a variety of fabrics, and with a contrasting strap/pocket.

What you will need to make the Brancaster Messenger Bag

  • With just one fabric, you will need: 2/3 yard (60cm) of 60” (154cm) wide or ¾ yard (65cm) of 44” (112cm) wide exterior fabric
  • To make with a contrast pocket and strap, you will need:2/3 yard (60cm) of 60” (154cm) wide or 44” (112cm) wide main exterior fabric AND 1/3 yard (30cm) of 60” (154cm) wide or 44” (112cm) wide contrast fabric
  • ¾ yard (65cm) of 44” (112cm) wide lining fabric
  • 1/3 yard (30cm) of 44” (112cm) wide firm sew-in interfacing
  • ½ yard (50cm) of 36” (92cm) wide fusible interfacing
  • 40” by 5” (105cm x 14cm) of fusible web
  • A piece of plastic canvas 2” by 12” (5cm x 30cm) for the base
  • One magnetic snap
  • Two or three big buttons
  • Thread to match fabric
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Sewing machine.

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