Achatina Messenger Bag
Brand SeamstressErin Designs
Like the giant snail shell for which this bag is named, you’ll want to carry this bag with you wherever you go. This easy-to-sew messenger bag is great for throwing over your shoulder for whatever your day may hold. The front flap makes the perfect canvas for graphic appliques or for showing off unique fabrics. It closes with a velcro tab and has an interior pocket with an optional zipper closure (for intermediate sewists).
The pattern includes 5 full-size applique designs for use on the front flap and instructions for raw-edge appliqué. The finished bag is 16” wide x 12” tall x 5” deep (40 cm x 30cm x 13 cm).
Outer: Midweight fabrics with minimal stretch, including polyester, upholstery fabrics, denim, corduroy, canvas, novelty fabrics
Lining: Lightweight (quilting weight) cotton
Applique: any light- to mid-weight fabric with minimal fraying
4” (10 cm) of 1” (2.5 cm) wide velcro
9” (23 cm) or longer zipper (optional)
fusible web or fabric glue-stick for applique