There are so many great inspiring ideas here, you could even mix and match your favorite features and make up a totally unique messenger bag all of your very own with just the pockets, straps, closures, zippers and features that YOU need. Try the Cross Body Bag pattern, one of my own designs.Swoon Patterns does a really great paid pattern for the Dorian Messenger Bag that I think you’ll like too.For the office, school, work, as a lunch bag, on your bike – this really is a versatile style of bag and I’ve put together a round up of some of the best, easiest, most thorough, biggest, smallest and nicest all round messenger bags for you to sew.And of course they are all free patterns for you to sew.Basic: Features both an inner and outer pocket, this one is easy to adjust the size as you need.Many of the projects below can easily be adjusted in size to suit your needs. Classic: Made with organic cotton canvas and features a zipped outer pocket with two buckled straps to secure top flap. Patternless: This measures 19″ wide and 12 1/2″ deep but can easily be adjusted so consider the measurements as guidelines.
Here’s a nice collection of messenger bags to make, some designs are pretty simple and basic while others are loaded with features.
Whether you’re looking for a simple one to run errands with or something zipped and loaded with pockets (great for traveling and sight seeing), this list has you covered.