I searched the internet, high and low for a tutorial on a cool boy messenger bag.
Alas, there weren't any that fit what I wanted... A cool, medium sized bag, to house my boy's Bible and binder that he brings to church each week.
Here is a picture of what he WAS using...
And here is what I ended up with after this fun project...
I think that if you buy 3/4 a yard of each outer fabric, inner fabric, and lining, you'll have more than enough.
Here are the cuts:
bag body: 2 outer fabric, 2 lining, 2 fleece=14x10.5
flap: 1 outer, 1 lining, 1 fleece=14.5x12
strap fabric: 34x5
strap padding: 34x2
I used blue fleece for the flap just so that it's easier to reference!
Let's start with the flap. Layer the fleece on the bottom, the outer fabric right side up, and the lining fabric right side down. Pin three sides and sew with a 1/4" seam allowance.
For the liner-Repeat the steps above. Except leave a 5 inch opening at the bottom. This is where we will flip the bag right side out when we're finished sewing the bag.
Get er' done... With the outer part of bag right side out and liner inside out, insert outer into liner. Line up the side seams and pin all the way around the top.
This is what your bag should look like!
I added the way cool star wars patch later courtesy of Ambrosia Girl.
She uses stenciling, I did it a little differently but it still turned out WAY COOL. My son thinks I'm the greatest. Or he did the day I made it. For 5 minutes.
Please let me know if you make a bag like this! I would love to hear from you! Tutorials are a lot of work! Phew.
Email me with any questions!