It’s a little early for Christmas gifts, but I like to be done before the beginning of December so that I can ship off the gifts that need to go to other parts of the country without having to wait in really long lines at the post office, and it’s so nice to just be able to relax and enjoy the holidays!
I really like sewing new bags for my sister, nieces and daughters every Christmas, and I think they really like receiving them. (I heard that my oldest niece loves to tell her friends when they ask about her bags that they’re one of a kind!) Handmade bags for the girls have sort of become my annual tradition. This year, I’ve been sewing messenger bags for everyone and thought I’d share my pattern with you. I hope that you’ll enjoy creating with it for yourself and your loved ones.
The tutorial is for the laptop-size messenger bag, but there are suggestions at the end for how to alter the size to your own specifications.
You can find the pattern and instructions here: Messenger Bag.
I’d love to hear from you and see pictures if you make one, and I’m always happy to answer questions. Just leave me a comment, and I’ll do my best to get back with you as soon as I can!
Don’t miss my Art-On-The-Go Kit Tutorial which makes a great stocking stuffer and, of course, my Christmas Stocking Tutorial, too! I hope they help to get you on your way to your own Handmade Holiday traditions!