So I bought the 2 Additional Sizes of Messenger Bag (2 smaller sized bags) as well as the original Messenger Bag pattern – approximate dimensions 11″ x 10″ (H) x 3″ (D) for the instructions. Now Michelle’s patterns (previously know as KeyKa Lou) is how I learnt how to sew. Her comprehensive tutorials with lots of step by step pictures are fantastic. She also has additional handy tips in her blog. I used to sell women’s purses and handbags from her patterns prior to making toys and dolls and now the My Teeny-Tiny Dolls®.
So with the rain today and the boys out of the house, thought I’d make myself a new messenger bag. Now for school pick-ups and drop-offs, I would only bring my keys, which I think is quite irresponsible of me, really. I should bring my mobile phone and ID aswell. Most of my bags now-a-days are big ones to house all the necessary stuff you need with 2 little boys and the small bags are more clutches and are a bit dressier.
My progress of the bag got me really excited and was keen to get it all finished before the boys arrived home.
So after 2 hours, I finished!
I love the pocket at the front, as well as the internal pocket.
The fabrics for the exterior and the lining are both from IKEA
As you can see, I omitted the front buckle straps and I just used magnetic snaps.
If you can sew (even if just a beginner) check out Michelle Patterns – highly recommend them
EDIT: Pardon my tracky daks (tracksuit pants) and sweatshirt, but thought I’d show you the bag worn on.