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HippieGirl Messenger Bag

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  • 1 digital pattern (instant download)
  • Free Pattern Updates


Warning, these bags are addictive to make! I have an eclectic taste for fabric and I love to sew projects that encourage the use of color and diverse prints in an interesting way. This bag is an awesome use for all of those bold, beautiful, and quirky, prints in your fabric stash. The easy-to-use downloadable PDF includes cutting measurements for this bag in three sizes: An adult messenger, a junior bag for school-aged kiddos, and an adorable mini version for your favorite little preschooler. The detailed photo tutorial should guide you easily through the project, even if you've never made a bag before! If you ever have any questions, I am always here to help. Just visit the RedLabel Facebook Page and message me anytime! I sincerely want you to have a BLAST creating a bag that is uniquely YOU! PLEASE NOTE: This pattern is available as an instant download (hooray for instant gratification!!), you will NOT receive a paper copy in the mail. If you have any questions about how to download your pattern after purchase, please visit the Craftsy Patterns FAQ: After you've download the pattern, make sure to visit the RedLabel's official Facebook pages to keep up with the growing HippieGirl community! ----- RedLabel Pattern's Facebook Page: ----- Never fear if you receive a pattern update notification from Craftsy. :-) The HippieGirl Messenger Bag pattern measurements have been throughly tested and should never need to be revised. The photo tutorial included with the pattern, however, will be updated on an ongoing basis to incorporate any feedback. Happy sewing! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Sew straight lines & turn corners Sew a buttonhole Basic gathering techniques A bit of patience while sewing fiddly corners :-) SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Three sizes are included in this pattern: Adult: 13" x 13" x 5.5", Junior: 11.5" x 11.5" x 5", Mini: 9.5" x 9.5" x 4"

Recommended with this pattern

  • 3 1/2 - 3 5/8 yards quilting weight cotton (depending on desired size)
  • A mini magnetic snap closure to secure the main outer body pocket is recommended (14-15mm, nothing heavy-duty); you will need a few small scraps of fusible interfacing to reinforce your fabric when you do the snap installation.
  • Optional embellishments include 10-13" of ribbon/trim for the front flap, 9-12" of piping/binding for the side pockets, and a button for the inside pocket.

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I'm currently a SAHM to my super-cool twin daughters...and they are certainly my greatest inspiration! Before my mom-tirement, I was a web designer by doing nap-time crafty stuff helps keep my creative mind alive and kickin'.