My pops and brother both got messenger bags for Christmas this year.
The first one I made following this pattern (Option B – click this link if only to view the amazing visor that I now have a pattern for…HAH!). The pattern was easy to follow, I’d say it is suitable for beginner to intermediate seamstresses. I chose this graphic fabric and some nice heavy brown linen that I salvaged from some IKEA curtains. It is lined with Essex Cotton/Linen Blend in Natural (probably my favorite fabric ever to work with). I added a couple of small details (extra pockets inside and a magnetic snap closure), but mostly stuck to the pattern. Here it is being modeled by my lovely co-worker Lisa:
For my brother’s bag, I ventured out from the pattern and decided to try my own thing. Rather than giving it a curvy shape, I squared off the lines and gave it a boxed look. After I got about half way through I realized that it could be fully reversible, so I skipped the magnetic closure to make it so. Both of the fabrics were purchased at IKEA. I love them both and I think these patterns should hold their own in Denmark.
So there you have it, another Christmas success!
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