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This amazing designer has got another winner here with this strikingly simple messenger bag that is the ideal size for everyday use. This is a sewing pattern for The Marsham Messenger Bag, inspired by the 1940s ‘make-do-and-mend’ era.
It is pieced together with three contrasting fabrics to give a homespun look with infinite possibilities. It can be made in anything from traditional wool tweed paired with corduroy or moleskin to cotton decorator fabrics.
The Marsham Messenger Bag pattern also includes instructions for adding an interior patch pocket, using the flap template.
When you purchase this digital download it consists of 17 pages. The first 10 pages include the cover, general, cutting out and step-by-step instructions, while the final 7 pages are the pattern sheets with the templates, which you must print and cut out. All of the templates are actual size and all seam allowances are already added. As three of the templates are too big to fit on one sheet, you must cut out and tape these templates together where shown. The instructions for this are clear.
When finished the Marsham Messenger Bag will measure approximately 13” (33cm) wide by 11” (28cm) high with a darted base width of 2.5”/6cm and a strap length of 41” (105cm).
What you will need to make the Marsham Messenger Bag
- 1/3 yard (32cm) of 60” (154cm) wide or 2/3 yard (62cm) of 44” (112cm) wide exterior fabric 1
- 1/3 yard (32cm) of 60” (154cm) OR 44” (112cm) wide exterior fabric 2
- 1/3 yard (32cm) of 60” (154cm) OR 44” (112cm) wide exterior fabric 3
- 1/3 yard (32cm) of 60” (154cm) wide, or 2/3 yard (62cm) or 44” (112cm) wide lining fabric
- ¾ yard (70cm) of 36” (92cm) wide firm sew-in interfacing
- ½ yard (50cm) of 36” (92cm) wide fusible interfacing
- One magnetic snap
- A selection of buttons of your choice to trim the flap
- Matching thread
- A sewing machine.
Get the Marsham Messenger Bag pattern here