Midtown Messenger Bag by Betz White

A messenger bag with slip pockets, a recessed zipper and an inner padded tablet pocket.

Pattern: Midtown Messenger Bag
Designer: Betz White
Categories: Handbags
Difficulty: Intermediate
Recommended Fabrics: Canvas, Quilting Cotton, Denim, Duck Cloth, Twill
required fabric: 2 1/3 yards
Digital Sewing Pattern$12.95
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If you've been looking for a classic messenger bag sewing pattern, look no further. The Midtown Messenger bag sewing pattern by Betz White is a durable accessory, perfect for year round carrying of your valuable tablets and laptops. It's front flap and slider buckle bring a vintage feel to a totally functional bag. Sew yours in waxed canvas for a neutral look that goes with anything.

Pattern Previews

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Letter (8.5in x 11in)
Number of Files Included: 1
Total Number of Pages: 16
Copy Shop Version Included: No
Pattern uses layers to select size: No

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

SizeAll Sizes
Width13 1/2
Depth2 1/2

Fabric Required (yards)

SizeAll Sizes
Main Fabric (45" Wide)1
Accent Fabric (54" Wide) 1/3
Lining (45" Wide)1
Fusible Interfacing (20" Wide)1
Batting (45" Wide)1

Recommended Fabrics

  • Canvas
  • Quilting Cotton
  • Denim
  • Duck Cloth
  • Twill

Required Sewing Techniques

Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape
  • Fabric Scissors

Optional Tools

  • Rotary Cutter and Mat
  • Tailor's Chalk

Required Supplies

  • Batting
  • Full Buckle Closure
  • Interfacing
  • Strap Slide
  • Thread
  • Universal Needle
  • Zipper

Optional Supplies

  • Topstitch Needle

Additional Notes

This PDF pattern includes all pattern pieces and step-by-step instructions with illustrations.

The language could have been more user friendly, I kept re-reading it because it was written so dryly.

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