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Patchwork Messenger Bag

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Author Ali Foster Patterns
Price $6.50
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Gather up your fabric scraps and put them to use! This patwork messenger bag is both stylish and functional. It has 4 total patch pockets - 2 inside and 2 outside. The exterior back pockets are great for things you need easy access to - like your cell phone! The bag has a simple d-ring closure. The long shoulder strap allows for easy hands-free carrying. The front, back and flap are padded with lightweight batting.

This tutorial includes detailed instructions with lots of pictures as well as computer drawn pattern pieces.

Patchwork Messenger dimensions: 12" L x 12" H x 1.5" W

Materials/Supplies Needed:

Exterior Fabrics: Requirements for the exterior fabrics vary based on the
number of fabrics you use. Please see pattern pieces to estimate how much
fabric you will need.

Lining Fabric: 1 yard
Fusible Interfacing: 2 7/8 yard
Lightweight Batting: Craft size package (you will have some left over)
Stiff Nonfusible Interfacing: 1 yard (you will have some left over, but you need 1 continuous yard)
1.25” Purse Rings (2) (1.25” is the inside measurement)
1” D-Rings (2)

This ebook is 33 pages long with 20 pages of instructions and 40 pictures.

*Note: These are downloadable instructions for making a bag. It does contain printable pattern pieces for the bag. Since it is a download, you will receive this by email and it will also be located in the "My Library" section of your user account immediately after purchase.

by Steward, Judy
on June 4th, 2014

I was looking for a messenger type bag that was the right size for my iPad as well as all of the other things I typically carry around in a purse. This one is the perfect size. I've received a lot of compliments on it so I think there will be a few more in my future. The pattern directions are easy to follow and it was very easy to customize it with an applique on the back pocket and making the strap adjustable. Thanks for a great pattern at a great price!

by Mann, Camie
on October 16th, 2012

I've made a few of these for college students and they really seem to like them. They enjoy being able to pick out their fabrics to personalize it to just them. The sizing is great and they are comfortable to carry.

by KathyP
on July 19th, 2012

I made this bag using my daughter's favorite college team (go Louisville!). It looked great and now everyone wants one in their colors. Pattern had easy to follow instructions.

by Patricia
on August 1st, 2001

Love the pattern! Easy to follow and a lot of choices of fabrics

by Danica Wright
on August 1st, 2001

Pattern went together nicely. The pictures were great. I will make this again. Thanks


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