Way back in June I planned a birthday gift, and I cut out the pieces for a messenger bag.
Then some things happened, some other things happened, I had other deadlines, and new sewing projects - and the messenger bag was put aside.
I always intended to make it and finally I just did it. I'm calling it a six month early birthday gift instead of six months late.
I used a Charley Harper canvas print for the flap and front body, a linen blended fabric for the back and the inside front flap. I applied SF-101 interfacing to the lining fabric. After using my own messenger bag for quite awhile now, I realized that I would like the lining of the bag to have more structure, I think this interfacing will do the trick.
I almost always use waxed canvas (purchased on Etsy) for the gusset of the bag, I like the leathery look of waxed canvas and it gives the bottom of the bag a nice water proof and soil proof touch.
A magnetic snap closure is easy to add, and leaves the front flap clean
This bag went together quickly, because all the parts including the lining were pre cut!
I should do that more often. This went out before Christmas to the new bag owner - now I really should start on her next birthday gift so it isn't so late!
Keep Calm and Quilt On!