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Slim Messenger Bag: New Etsy Shop Pattern

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Tall and slim, this handsome messenger bag is a casual, fun style that’s great for everyday and anywhere you need to go. It works well for either guys or gals. Originally released as part of the Sew4Home Maker’s Club; this bag pattern is now available exclusively in the S4H Etsy Shop. Our thorough step-by-step instructions cover how to create two types of straps, insert push locks, add piping, plus more professional details that will take your bag making skills to the next level. 

We chose a combination of navy, red, and white plaid flannel against a rich navy canvas – a blend that is reminiscent of Ralph Lauren® fashions. The clean lines and modern colors are elegant yet understated, traditional and timeless.

We are thankful to all our S4H followers for being so supportive and positive as we’ve begun to offer some favorite patterns in our Etsy Shop. We work very hard to keep as much of our content as possible free to you as the end user. However, with project creation costs soaring and competition for sponsorship dollars fierce, we’re grateful to be able to explore other opportunities. It’s all about being able to continue to do what we love, in order to bring you what you love!

On this latest pattern for the Shop, one of the signature features of the design is the double push locks on the full flap closure. You’ll learn how easy it can be to conquer this type of hardware installation to create a professional finish. 

The instructions also show how to prepare an inner foam core that provides both extra protection of the contents and great structure.

The bag finishes at a slim 10” wide x 12” high x 3” deep.

We are determined to keep the cost of our Etsy Shop patterns affordable, while maintaining the professional, thorough instructions and the gorgeous sample photography we’ve become known for throughout the sewing and craft industry. The full Slim Messenger Bag pattern set is just $5.50, which is, on average, half of the cost of most independent patterns, and a fraction of the cost of most commercial patterns.

There are three PDF files included in your $5.50 pattern purchase. As a digital download, we understand you are providing the paper and ink and so have included a choice of flexible printing alternatives. The first file contains all the steps and all the full color instructional photos; it’s a great option for viewing on your computer or other digital device to fully understand the construction process. The second file is condensed to just the steps (no photos) to make printing even more efficient. The third file is just the pattern pieces. Separating out the pattern pieces in this manner is especially helpful as it allows you to only have to print these pages, referring to your computer or other digital device for the full step-by-step instructions. All three files can be printed on either US Letter paper or A4 paper, using Adobe Acrobat Reader (a free program).

Zip over to our Etsy Shop to purchase the Slim Messenger Bag pattern as well as patterns for our Backpack Diaper Bag, Quilted Sewing Machine Mat & Notions Caddy, Tufted Patchwork Floor Cushions, Cook’s Apron, and our handy Sewing Cheat Card Set.

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Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@pojack2 - It depends on your laptop. The bag finishes at 10” wide x 12” high x 3” deep. The interior compartent is going to be just fractionally smaller than those measurements because of the thickness of the stabilizing layers. So, if you have a smaller laptop or an ipad it would be fine. If you have the newer, larger style of laptop, it would likely not be the best choice. Thanks for asking!