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Cobalt Blue Mini Messenger Bag

Added Aug 2, 2011

by MaycieAfterFive

Monterey, Califo...




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I love the look and functionality of messenger bags, but usually, I don’t have to lug around too many things all the time. I made this mini version using a very sturdy canvas fabric and antique brass hardware. This is the first bag pattern I’ve ever made from scratch. It felt like it took forever trying to get all the measurements right. Overall, I’m happy with the way it turned out. I’m thinking of making it in black. What do you think?

More pictures on my blog, Maycie After Five

Have a good one!

Material Notes

Cobalt blue canvas fabric, antique brass hardware, antique brass zippers.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Classic, Military
Corduroy, Cotton, Denim, Leather/Fur

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    Aug 4, 2011, 07.47 AMby yessee

    This is so cute. I’m looking for a bag for the new school semester. I want to make something similar to this. A nice medium-size canvas bag.

    Do you plan on sharing this pattern? x]

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      Aug 15, 2011, 05.16 PMby MaycieAfterFive

      Hi Yessee!

      Thank you! As of right now I don’t have a formal pattern for this bag, but once I do, I will gladly share with everyone. Thanks again!


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    Aug 3, 2011, 04.49 PMby suribabe

    cute.. I love the colour.. What is the size of your bag? Will it take a A4 folder?My niece who is 8 want a messender bag that is big a enouh to hold just that. i’m planning to make one for her.

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      Aug 15, 2011, 05.14 PMby MaycieAfterFive

      Hi Suribabe!

      Thank you so much! I believe the width of my bag is 12 inches. It’s very tiny compared to the usual messenger bag. How sweet of you to make one for your niece. Please share with us when you finish. Have a great day!


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    Aug 2, 2011, 06.42 PMby futurette

    Cute bag! And yes, the size is just right. What pattern did you use?

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      Aug 2, 2011, 09.26 PMby MaycieAfterFive

      Hi Futurette! For this bag, I created a pattern from scratch. It took a few tries and lots and lots of paper, but I managed to pull it off. Thanks for the sweet comment and enjoy the rest of your week!

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