FHS Military Messenger Bag


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Inspired by my sons' love of anything military, I designed this bag as a book bag for pre-teens and teenagers. However, depending on your fabric choice, it works great for adults as well, as it includes a longer strap option for adults. Both strap options are adjustable.
The main features include the bellow pockets on the front, highlighted by the grommets. Also, the bag is reinforced by webbing that goes all the way around the sides and bottom to make sure that your creation will withstand the rigors of lugging books and other items.
There are two options included. Option 1 is an asymmetrical flap with one pocket while Option 2 is a symmetrical flap with two pockets. Or, you can leave the pockets off and applique, embroider, or otherwise decorate the flap--the possibilities are endless!
This pattern includes printable pattern pieces and clear instructions with full color pictures.
Finished size is approximately:
Height: 12" Width: 10.75" and Depth 2"

Materials Needed:
1 2” (5 cm) Adjustable Slider
2 2” (5 cm) Rectangular Rings
2.75 yards (2.5m) 2” (5 cm) Webbing
1 or 2 Magnetic Snaps
2 or 4 Grommets 0.25” (6.35mm) (Optional)
1 pkg Fusible Fleece (FF) (22”x36” (56 x 91cm))
1 yd Main Fabric (Bottom Weight)
1 yd Lining (Quilting Weight or Similar)
Velcro (Optional)
Scrap OR ¾ yd (69 cm) Lightweight Interfacing
(You’ll need the ¾ yd (69 cm) if you are replacing the Webbing with your own straps.)

You will also need:
Sewing Machine
Rotary Cutter and Mat (optional)

Note: This is a PDF pattern--a digital file. You will receive the file after payment is confirmed. No physical items will be sent.

    Average review
    Wonderful pattern, made up very well, thank you.
    Jun 28, 2018 by birchkite
    I am looking forward to making this design
    Aug 5, 2017 by Cheryl

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