Midtown Messenger Bag

$ 12.95

Brand Betz White

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.

My printable PDF instructions include color photographs, detailed diagrams, glossary and all the assembly directions you'll need to make the Midtown Messenger Bag (13 1/2” W x 10” H x 2 1/2” D). PDF pattern includes a special coloring page for you to play and experiment with fabric choices.

Skill Level: Eager Intermediate. If you’ve sewn from a sewing pattern before, completed several projects and are eager to try new techniques, you should be able to handle this project!

Materials you'll need:
  • 1 yd of 45” wide canvas for the Main fabric 
  • 1/3 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 1/2" 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
This pattern is for personal and limited commercial use for one purchaser only. Not to be used for mass production.

All images and patterns copyright 2014, Betz White Productions, LLC. All rights reserved.
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