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The skilled designer of this Messenger Bag pattern has made a cool, large, slouchy style bag, turning the otherwise formal messenger bag into something more casual. It comes with generously sized pockets and is best-carried cross-body. It is completely lined and has absolutely no raw seams.
While working on this project you will learn to make a pleated pocket, fit a side gusset to the bag and make a long adjustable handle. The designer says you can make it over a weekend. She estimates that you will probably need around six hours to make your first one from start to finish.
This project is not meant for someone totally new to bag-making. If, however, you have made a few easy bags before, then with the detailed step-by-step photo instructions provided by the designer, she says it can be easily achieved.
When you have finished making your Messenger Bag it will measure approximately 13¼” (34 cm) across the top, 11¼” (28.5 cm) top to bottom and 4¾” (12 cm) deep across the bottom.
What is needed to sew this Messenger Bag:
If you like the looks of this Messenger Bag pattern then you should click on the button below. Included in the 44-page pdf pattern are step-by-step detailed instructions with color photos and full-size pattern pieces (you need to tape the pieces together). Measurements are in inches and centimeters and you can use letter or A4 sized paper to print.
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