Typewriter messenger bag

We have a new project featured on the shop’s homepage – the typewriter messenger bag – and I wanted to give you some info in case you’d like to have a go at it yourself! This free pattern is from mmmcrafts and I love it – easy peasy, quick and a great result.

I made this for my friend Rebecca, who has been such a good friend in recent months (not that she isn’t always!) and she picked the colour from among the three Ruby Star Shining typewriter prints. Who knew Karen at Did You Make That? would also fall for this print and make herself a bag! This fabric is flying off the shelf so get in quick or go for one of Melody Miller’s other lovely designs. I used Kona Candy Green for the lining.

Here’s the front:

And the back. A back pocket!

And an inside pocket that’s the perfect size for an iPhone:

The corners look nice and neat!

The two changes I’d make are visible here. The typewriters are upside down on the front! I suppose that doesn’t really matter, but you could fix it by cutting two pieces for the outside of the bag. I also should have interfaced the places where I added the snap – that was an afterthought that wasn’t in the pattern, so it was too late to do it.

It’s the perfect carry-all for your reading material!

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