A girl can never have too many bags. Or totes. Or fabric. Or pillows. Or patterns. Or ideas for making things.
I designed a Messenger Bag back in April and I love it, however it is just a little too large. I made another, using the same pattern, just going smaller. I love this one as well.
I didn't take any progress photos - I must have been in a hurry to use this Charley Harper bag!
I used waxed canvas (available on Etsy) for the bottom and side gussets, and on the back of the strap. I have started using waxed canvas on the bottom of bags so I don't feel like I can't put it down anywhere. The waxed canvas is water proof, and I like the leathery look
The exterior pieces are canvas as well as inside the closing flap. I prefer canvas on the exterior of bags, it is sturdier and more durable than quilting cotton. I did use quilting cotton for the lining. Adding a slip pocket inside, which I discovered I needed using the other Messenger Bag - a place for the phone so it isn't lost in the bottom of the bag.
I like a good large bag that I can use cross body or hanging off my shoulder.
I made this bag a couple of months ago and I use it almost daily. I think it's time to make a fall themed messenger bag now.
Keep Calm and Quilt On!