My messenger bag is really faded and basically ready to be tossed after almost a year of steady use. It has gotten to the point where I'm embarrassed someone might notice how ratty it has become, but I have still been using it because I find it so useful. Time for a new bag!
So my goal for this week was to finish a new bag with some of the same functionality of the messenger bag, but in a new style. I will make another messenger bag soon, but can never resist sewing something new.
Yesterday I finished this bag, which is basically a mash-up of four of my patterns:
- It has a yoke top like the City Tote.
- The front pants-style pockets of the Lots of Pockets Tote.
- The bottom and overall basic shape is the Bucket Bag, but slightly shorter & wider.
- Then it has the interior journal pocket with pen slips like the Messenger Bag, and the same adjustable strap.
What do you think? Do you like it and want to make it yourself? Let me know in the comments if this is something you'd like to see the pattern for in the near future.