If you are a confident beginner sewer and you have never worked with laminated cotton and other wipe clean fabrics then this is the pattern for you.
This pattern shows you how to sew with laminated cotton, which is a flexible, coated cotton, also known as slicker. It is easy to sew, wipe clean, washable and resilient, making it ideal for this small satchel or messenger bag. It will keep the contents dry in wet weather and is durable for everyday use. You can also use other fabrics such as a medium weight quilting cotton, canvas, waterproof Oxford, vinyl or oilcloth.
The Carina School Satchel messenger bag has the following features:
This is a versatile pattern, where there is plenty of scope for you to add your own style to the bag, such as extra pockets inside and out, a different flap closure and type of strap.
It is a generous sized bag and will fit A4 or Letter size books or folders making it perfect for school and college. There is a free bonus pdf file with measurements to make a taller version of this bag if you wish.
Once the pattern pieces have been cut out and prepared, the construction of this bag is straightforward, sewing mainly in straight lines.
When finished the Carina School Satchel measures 14” wide by 10” tall by 2” deep.