Ravenwood Messenger Bag pattern

The Ravenwood Messenger Bag is a rough and ready companion, equipped to carry your tech gear and more. It’s utilitarian with multiple pockets inside and out, plus room for your 15” laptop and daily necessities. The exterior has a double-zip tech pocket that holds charging cables, cords and earbuds, keeping them organized with elastic straps. There’s also a mesh pocket for smaller items.

The Ravenwood Messenger Bag is a rough and ready companion, equipped to carry your tech gear and more. It’s utilitarian with multiple pockets inside and out, plus room for your 15” laptop and daily necessities.
We always love to bring you bag and purse sewing patterns that have all the features and innovations you can find on the best bags in store, and this one fits the bill perfectly. 

The Ravenwood Messenger Bag is a rough and ready companion, equipped to carry your tech gear and more. It’s utilitarian with multiple pockets inside and out, plus room for your 15” laptop and daily necessities. The exterior has a double-zip tech pocket that holds charging cables, cords and earbuds, keeping them organized with elastic straps. There’s also a mesh pocket for smaller items.

The exterior has a double-zip tech pocket that holds charging cables, cords and earbuds, keeping them organized with elastic straps. There’s also a mesh pocket for smaller items.

When finished the Ravenwood Messenger Bag measures approximately 12” high by 16” wide by 2 1/2” deep.

The Ravenwood Messenger Bag is a rough and ready companion, equipped to carry your tech gear and more. It’s utilitarian with multiple pockets inside and out, plus room for your 15” laptop and daily necessities. The exterior has a double-zip tech pocket that holds charging cables, cords and earbuds, keeping them organized with elastic straps. There’s also a mesh pocket for smaller items.

What you will need to make the Ravenswood Messenger Bag

  • 1 1/2 yards of 60” main fabric such as Waxed Canvas, Cotton Duck, Medium weight twill, corduroy, wool, etc. OR 2 yards of 44” main fabric (If using a lighter weight fabric, it is recommended you back it with fusible cotton interfacing such as Pellon SF101)
  • 2 yards of 44” lining fabric such as quilting cotton, lightweight twill, flannel, etc
  • 1 yard of fusible fleece
  • 10 1/2” by 17” of foam stabilizer
  • ¼ yard of mesh fabric
  • 27” of ¾” wide elastic
  • 3” length of 1” velcro
  • Exterior zippers, 1” wide tape: Two 7” zippers, one 14” zipper, one 18” zipper
  • Interior zipper, one 9” zipper
  • Two tuck catches (Thumb Lock) or other closure for pocket flaps 
  • Two 1 ½” Triangle or D rings
  • One 1 ½” Slider Buckle
  • Two 1 ½” Snap Swivel Hooks
  • Two ½” or ¾” magnetic snap
  • Six Double cap rivets (Optional)
  • Coordinating or contrasting thread (Jeans weight or All-purpose)
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Sewing machine.

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