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Always right up to the minute styles and designs, with the kind of features you find on high-end bags on the high street. With this pattern, you can sew all that yourself!
This mid-sized bag is called the Carter Messenger Handbag. It’s been designed to keep all your essentials organized. The interior features two compartments separated by a zippered pocket and there are different hardware options and instructions included for both woven and vinyl fabrics.
When finished the Carter Messenger Handbag will measure approximately 12″ wide by 9″ tall by 5″ deep. You should be at least an intermediate sewer in order to complete this project.
What you will need to make the Carter Messenger Handbag:-
- 1/4 yard of 44” wide quilting weight exterior fabric,
- 2/3 yard of 44” wide woven or vinyl contrasting fabric,
- 5/8 yard of 44” wide quilting weight lining fabric,
- 3 yards of fusible woven interfacing (Pellon Shapeflex SF101),
- 1/3 yard of fusible fleece interfacing (Pellon Fleece 987F),
- Two small press locks or two magnetic snaps,
- Two 1” rectangle rings for the handle,
- Two 3/4” D-rings for the Shoulder Strap,
- Two 1” swivel clips for the shoulder strap,
- One 7” all-purpose zipper for the lining pocket,
- Four medium rivets (optional),
- Coordinating thread,
- Basic sewing supplies,
- A sewing machine.
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