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This roomy bag can hold lots of stuff - travel guides, maps, magazines... It has handy pockets for small items such as your passport, sunglasses and train tickets.
It's named after Gerardus Mercator, the Flemish cartographer who in 1569 created the world map projection that became the standard for many years, and features on this bag - but of course you could use any fabric you like!
Finished size: 15’’ x 11’’ x 3’’
Skill Level: Intermediate
- 1 yard main fabric
- 1 yard lining fabric
- 5/8 yard fusible fleece
- Matching thread
- 3'' x 15'' template plastic for the bag bottom
- Fabric marker
- General sewing supplies
- Iron and ironing board
- Sewing machine with walking foot (optional)
- Turning tool or chopstick
- Binder clips
PLEASE NOTE - This listing is for the PDF pattern only, not a printed paper pattern or a finished cover. The pattern is available as a PDF file only and you should have instant access to it upon completion of your purchase.
Pattern written by Linda Robertus of Blue Jacaranda. All rights reserved. This pattern is not to be copied or reproduced or resold without written consent from the designer, Linda Robertus. Works from the patterns may be sold as long as credit for the design is given to Linda Robertus/Blue Jacaranda.
If you make a Mercator Messenger bag, I would love it if you would let me know by using the hashtag #bluejacaranda and tagging me @bluejacarandadesign when sharing on Instagram, or by sending me an email [info(at)lindarobertus(dot)com] with a photograph or a link to a blog post about your bag!
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