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Aivilo Pocket Messenger Bag

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Author Aivilo Charlotte Designs
Price $8.95
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If you have lots of stuff to tote around, this is the bag for you! Loaded with pockets for porting your wallet, baby supplies, day planner and more, this tote can be made from your favorite fabric combinations. Don’t be intimidated by trying a new handbag pattern. This messenger tote pattern is simple, easy to follow and completely guides you through each step. 24 color photos and printable pattern make this perfect for beginning sewers, or those that just want a fast pattern for a really cool tote bag!

Note: Pattern includes cutting instructions, not actual pattern pieces.

*Bonus: Free Key Chain Pouch Wallet Ebook included.

Materials needed: fabric, interfacing, swivel hook, velcro or magnetic snap closure, erasable pen and thread.

Required Yardages: Small Medium Large
Decorative Fabric* ½ yard 1 yard 1 yard
Solid Fabric* 2/3 yard 1 yard 1 ½ yard
45”* Décor Bond ¾ yard 1 ¼ yard 1 ½ yard
22"* medium weight 1 ¾ yard 2 ¼ yard 2 ¾ yard
fusible interfacing

Sizes that can be made: small, medium, large

Final Measurements:

Small bag - 11" wide x 7 ½" tall x 3" deep
Medium bag – 14" x 10" x 3 ½"
Large bag – 17" x 12 ½" x 4"

by Mason, Roberta
on March 8th, 2017

Easy to make so you can have seasonal ones!

by Keen, Narelle
on April 19th, 2016


by Johnson, Brandy
on January 12th, 2016

east to follow instructions

by Tiffany
on December 15th, 2014

I LOVE this purse. I have made several and added even more pockets. It is GREAT to carry everything in. I will be making more!

by Smith, Jodie
on October 24th, 2014

This is one of my most used patterns. I have lots count of how many I have made now. Such a quick and easy sew.

by J. Kuklowsky
on October 7th, 2014

I'm a novice at sewing handbags so I'm always looking for easy patterns with lots of photos and explicit has it all! I'll be looking at your other patterns also!

by Qubain, Rosemarie
on June 13th, 2014

LOVE! I have made 4 of these for gifts and everyone loves this bag.

by Bibb, Adrienne
on January 20th, 2014

LOVE!!! comes together quickly and very customizable :)

by Sharpe, Donna
on July 31st, 2013

Very nice. Made my friend a bag with this pattern and she still uses it years later.

by blough, stacy
on July 13th, 2013

I was a little worried about how this would hold up being made just from cotton. It has exceeded my expectations. the bag came together well and my boys have loved having a special bag for school. I made a modified larger version for myself to carry for work. the only thing that I would change would be to reinforce the bottom so that it would stay square. I tried a few things after the fact, but would have had better results if it was built into the construction from the beginning.

by Rose Wilmott
on May 23rd, 2013

I love this So much room, easy to make and I get so many comments from people asking where I bought Instructions are clear and concise.

by Pressnell, Korie
on April 7th, 2013

So cute! I made this as a gift for my niece and she loved it.

by V. Smith
on February 7th, 2013

I made this bag for my daughter to use as a diaper bag. It is a wonderful pattern and went together easily.

Thank You soooo much for creating this site, I buy from here frequently and have never been disappointed.

Thanks Again,
Venice Smith

by Collins, Karey
on November 7th, 2012

Great pattern! I am pleased with the results.

by Sipe, Kelli
on October 23rd, 2012

Nice, easy to construct bag but a little on the small size. Other than that, the pattern was effortless to put together!

by McDowell, Misty
on May 22nd, 2012

I made the large size messenger bag to use as my son's diaper bag. A lady actually walked up to me and wanted to buy it right on the spot! It was monogrammed with my son's name, which happened to be the same name as her grandson, and she loved the bag! I was very flattered, but couldn't sell it since we were out shopping and on to have a way to carry his stuff! However, I've made several since then for baby shower gifts, and they are always well received! Great pattern!

by Willett, Linda
on May 16th, 2012

Love this bag. Easy and functional.

by Thompson, Jackie
on March 30th, 2012

made this for a friend and she loved it. Very easy too.

by sample, rachel
on March 6th, 2012

I have made this bag three times now, and it's great. I used deco weight fabric for the purses, and for my diaper bag, and I appliqued on the flap. Super easy, and I love the results. I would reccomend!

by Rea, Sonja
on February 9th, 2012

Wonderful bag pattern! The author is super in answering any questions about the pattern, too. Great for a beginner!

by Boivin, Paige
on January 30th, 2012

Great fun and easy bag to make. My 9 year old even makes them with a little help and instruction. Of course they are a hit as gifts with her friends.

by Sanders, Jabneel
on January 23rd, 2012

Made this for my sister and she loved it and it was very easy to make!

by thornbrugh, christy
on January 18th, 2012

Made a perfect backpack for the kids the loved them

by vicki smith
on August 1st, 2001

I just finished my first messenger bag and i am so proud of myself. I made the small size for my first one and it turned out great. The directions were very easy to understand. When I had a question she was very quick to get back to me with the answer. I can't wait to make hte other two sizes. I have never made any kind of bag before this. I highly reccomend these instructions.


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