MJ's Messenger Bag Pattern

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MJ's Messenger Bag Pattern by Annie includes sewing instructions for creating a handy messenger-style book bag in two sizes! There are two types of handles including a detachable, adjustable strap for comfortable over-the-shoulder or cross-body carrying. A roomy interior has a slip mesh pocket and a padded expanding divider. Aippered and slip pockets on the outside and a handy pen holder provide easy access to all your supplies. The satchell has a zippered closure as well as hardware closures.

Finished sizes:

  • Small: 9" H x 12" W x 4" D
  • Large: 10" H x 14" W x 5" D

Materials needed:

  • Main fabric (body of bag, outer pockets)
    • Small - 1 yd
    • Large - 1 1/4 yd
  • Lining fabric (lining of bag, stabilizer sleeve)
    • Small  - 1 yd
    • Large - 1 1/4 yd
  • Coordinating fabric (bindings, strap, handle, lining of inner divider)
    • Small - 1 1/8 yd
    • Large - 1 1/4 yd
  • Contrasting fabric (borders, inner divider)
    • Small - Fat quarter
    • Large - Fat quarter
  • Soft and Stable (stabilizer for bag)
    • Small - 36" x 58"
    • Large - 41" x 58"
  • Mesh fabric (inner pocket)
    • Small - 7" x 14"
    • Large - 8" x 16"
  • Fusible interfacing
    • Small - 1/4 yd
    • Large - 3/4 yd
  • Handbag zippers, single-slide, to match fabric
    • Small
      • 14"
      • 18"
    • Large
      • 16"
      • 20"
  • 1" polypro strapping
    • Small - 3 1/2 yd
    • Large - 4 yd
  • 1" D-rings or triangle rings
    • Small - 4
    • Large - 4
  • 1" Swivel hooks
    • Small - 4
    • Large - 4
  • 1" wide-mouth slider
    • Small - 1
    • Large - 1
  • 3/4" to 1" wide elastic
    • Small - 4 1/2"
    • Large - 4 1/2"
  • 3/4" hook-and-loop tape
    • Small - 1 1/2"
    • Large - 1 1/2"
  • Base stabilizer (Plaskolite, foam core, plexiglass, or heavy cardboard)
    • Small - 3 3/4" x 9 1/2"
    • Large - 4 3/4" x 11 1/2"
  • Thread to match fabrics - SoFine #50 polyester thread

  • Model: PBA261
  • Brand: Patterns By Annie

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