Ita Messenger Bag Sewing Pattern PDF
Ever lose a pin from the flap of your messenger bag? I have, which is how I came up with the idea of creating an ita-style messenger bag. The flap of this bag has a clear vinyl cover that protects your pins and buttons and prevents them from falling off at a busy convention, never to be found again. Now you can show off your collection worry-free!
Designed in messenger bag style, this bag is perfect for anyone! Use black or brown canvas for a sophisticated look, or go wild with colors. The possibilities are endless. Create your very own messenger ita bag today!
Finished Measurements: Approximately 15” by 12” by 3”
Materials and Supplies
1.5 yards exterior fabric (canvas, home décor, quilting cotton)
2 yards lining fabric (quilting cotton)
One approximately 12” by 18” piece of clear vinyl (12 gauge recommended)
2 sets side release buckles
Approximately 3 yards 1” nylon webbing
2 yards SF101 interfacing (optional, but recommended)
One 1” wide strap slider
Two 1” D-rings
Two 1” swivel snaps
1 set heavy duty snaps
Two 18” or longer purse zippers
At least 16” length of 1/2” wide bias tape
Chalk or disappearing ink marker
Sewing machine with non-stick/Teflon foot and zipper foot
This pattern is appropriate for beginners who are looking to stretch their skills. It involves sewing zippers, inserting snaps, and sewing through many layers. The pattern pieces are simple, and the instructions are fully photo illustrated, walking you through every step. And if you have any questions, please feel free to send me an email. I would be happy to help you!
This pattern and instructions are copyright Alex Lynn Crafts, 2017. It may not be distributed or resold without the permission of the author. This pattern may be used for personal and commercial uses by individual sewists and crafters only. It may not be used for mass production. When selling products made using this pattern and tutorial, please credit Alex Lynn Crafts.