How to Make a Leather Messenger Bag – PDF Sewing Pattern

with Ian Atkinson

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How to Make a Leather Messenger Bag - PDF Sewing Pattern

Ian Atkinson

A 19 page PDF pattern for the leather messenger bag measuring 9.75″ wide x 10.5″ high x 3.5″ deep and is designed to be easily customized! The style of this leather bag can be changed simply by using different colours, strap styles, closure mechanisms, leather tooling, etc.

The PDF Pattern:

  • pattern ready to print and use (with help on printing)
  • full instructions on how to make the bag
  • details on what type and weight of leather to use and some alternatives
  • list of tools and hardware required
  • details of where to adjust the pieces to increase (or decrease) the height, width or depth of the bag
  • discussion about different closure mechanisms
  • discussion about whether to use a leather or canvas strap
  • discussion about whether to have a fixed or removable strap
  • discussion about alternative gussets that you may like to try in the future

Build-Along Leather Messenger Bag Pattern


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