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Originally created for hard-working couriers, the classic Messenger Bag has been in circulation for several decades. Known for its long-lasting rugged durability and distinctive ‘envelope’ styling, the classic Messenger has been adopted around the world as the everyday all-purpose carryall. Make a simplified version for yourself in fabric.

You will need
1 ¼ yds [1.2 m] of sturdy cotton fabric, 54″ [137 cm] wide; ½ yd [0.5 m] of cotton lining, 54” [137 cm] wide; 1 ½ yds [1.4 m] of fusible interfacing, 45″ [114 cm] wide; 1 closed zipper, 12” long ; 1 buckle slider, 2” inner dia.; 1 belt tip hardware, 2” wide; matching cotton thread; grid paper.

Bag dimensions: Approximately 4″ x 11.5″x 14″ [10 cm x 29.5 cm x 35.5 cm]

Pattern
Scale: 1 square = 1 inch (25mm)

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