The Midtown Messenger is a versatile bag you’ll want to carry everyday. It’s got a classic messenger bag style with lots of extra details. The outer bag has front and back slip pockets and a flap that secures with 2 tuck catch closures. Under the flap is a recessed zipper for extra security and a padded tablet pocket inside. Make the Midtown Messenger with durable waxed canvas for a rugged look or repurpose a pair of jeans and a vintage table cloth for a one-of-a-kind bag.
Skill Level: Eager Intermediate
You have taken a few sewing classes or have sewn from a sewing pattern before. You’ve completed several projects and are eager to try new techniques.
Digital Pattern Details: Printable PDF instructions include color photographs, pattern templates, detailed diagrams, glossary and all the assembly directions you’ll need to make the Midtown Messenger bag.
Finished Dimensions: 13 ½” W x 10” H x 2 ½” D
Materials you’ll need to make the Midtown Messenger bag:
1 yd of 45” wide canvas for the Main fabric
⅓ yd of 54” wide 10 oz. waxed canvas for the Accent fabric
1 yd of 45″ wide light weight woven for the Lining fabric
1 yd of 20″ wide woven cotton fusible interfacing
1 yd yard of 45″ wide batting
2 ½” x 11″ piece of heavy-duty stabilizer, such as Peltex
(1) 14” metal non separating zipper
(2) 1.5″ wide rectangular metal rings
(1) 1.5″ wide metal slider buckle
(2) 1” wide metal tuck catches
1” x 1” piece of velcro