Keyka Lou Messenger Bag - Downloadable Pattern


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Contemporary bag and purse.

Pattern delivered as an electronic download.

Make a classic messenger bag in a neat & compact size.

This small bag is built for efficiency. It will easily carry your everyday necessities like phone, wallet, paperback book, small water bottle, etc. There are five pockets and two pen slips.

(1) front exterior pocket - no closure, it is under the flap
(2) back exterior pocket - small VELCRO tab closure
(3) stretchy pockets at the sides - great for keys, phone, other things you need to be able to quickly & easily access
(4) interior pocket divided into a small pocket and two pen slips - a great place for your small journal and pens

It has a hanging/carrying loop at the top.

Instructions are included for a button and loop closure. The flap is long enough that it does stay down on its own, so you can skip the button if you like.

The strap is adjustable (approximately 28"-55").

This pattern is suitable for those with some sewing experience or the patient beginner. It takes about 3-4 hours to complete (actual time depends on your own sewing speed).

Includes most pattern pieces. Some square pieces may need to be drawn directly on your fabric (dimensions are given).

Approximate Finished Dimensions

8.5" W x 9" H x 3.5" D (22cm x 23cm x 9cm)

Supplies (Materials You Provide)

13”(w) x 11”(h) cotton fabric for the flap
13”(w) x 11”(h) interfacing for the flap
¾ yard body fabric – duck, twill, canvas or other light/medium weight utility fabric
¾ yard lining fabric – medium weight cotton
¾ yard cotton batting or fleece
2 yards of 1.5” wide medium/heavy duty poly webbing
1.5” slide
1.5” rectangle ring
7” piece of elastic for button loop
7.5” of ⅜” wide elastic for side pockets
Small safety pin
1.25” piece of VELCRO
Fabric marking pen or chalk

Sew It & Sell It

Bags made using this pattern can be sold in your own online shop, local boutiques, etc. Please offer Keyka Lou design credit in any written description. The pattern itself may not be resold or reproduced in any form.

Format:  PDF File - Available for Instant Download
Pages: 18 (Instructions + Illustrations - 13, Pattern Sheets - 5)
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