Well that wasn’t to bad at all!! Minus a few dozen pin stabs, it was a cake walk! LOL I got my messenger bag done! Used the same material that I used for my yoga bag and another home dec fabric I had kicking around. I used a messenger bag pattern from allpeoplequilt.com that I’ve made before and really did like. I still have that bag kicking around somewhere but it needs to be repaired. the strap actually tore – not where I sewed it on, but the material itself. Granted I was sitting on it and ‘won’ the tug of war .. pfft.
I was just glad that this pattern was still on the site. I did make a few modifications to the pattern – I know, I know .. shock bloody surprise! Grace modified a pattern – I think y’all would be way more surprised if I didn’t modify a pattern. My lunch sack has a 6” wide bottom and the dimensions of this bag, called for a 3” bottom, so I added a few more inches to both front and back pieces and made the bottom wider to 6”. I also stitched the strap between the lining and the outside material and reinforced it like I did the last one. I could prolly hide a body in this thing its so big LOL .. I’ll have plenty of room for my lunch bag and I’ve 3 24oz tumblers that I bring coffee from home in. And everything closes around there at 9pm and I work till 1am and I’m not going that long without coffee .. oh hellz no .. people would die or at least be hurt horribly. I could terrify my previous co workers with four little words “I’m out of coffee” LOL
The pocket on this is more like the way mum taught me to do a pocket! This is the type of pocket I’ll do on my next yoga bag I’m happy that I got this done and hope to have lots of use of it. I found these lunch bag sacks pattern and I think they are cute as hell! I’ll likely be making a few of these – I would like to get the insulating material though as I refuse to put my lunch in the fridge at any work place as lunches tend to get stolen.