Here’s a nice collection of messenger bags to make, some designs are pretty simple and basic while others are loaded with features. Whether you’re looking for a simple one to run errands with or something zipped and loaded with pockets (great for traveling and sight seeing), this list has you covered. Many of the projects below can easily be adjusted in size to suit your needs. Enjoy!
Fancy Ruffles: Features an adjustable strap and a fun & frilly ruffled top flap.
Patternless: This measures 19″ wide and 12 1/2″ deep but can easily be adjusted so consider the measurements as guidelines.
Duck Cloth: Loaded with features such as inner and outer pockets, adjustable straps, inner buckle closure (to secure top flap in place), zipped closure. Basic directions but includes a lot of reference links to guide you. Advanced project.
Large: Finished size measures approximately 15″x11″x3″, is lined and includes a pocket and thick shoulder straps (made from fabric).
Basic: Features both an inner and outer pocket, this one is easy to adjust the size as you need.
Zip Top: Has a pocket at the back (outer), double pockets underneath the front flap, zipped and inner pocket.
School Satchels: Basic directions and a cutting plan are provided, probably not suitable for beginner sewers but Intermediate to Advanced skill levels should be able to work this out.