Campfire Messenger Bag Paper Sewing Pattern Instructions- Noodlehead Patterns


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Get organized with this classic styled messenger bag. There are ample pockets and space for everyday use.

Special features:
Feature your favorite print on the Flap
Adjustable strap
Zippered, pleated and slip pockets
Optional top zipper closure
Hardware flap closure, plus two alternate closure options!
Skill Level: Intermediate
Approx. Finished Dimensions: 9½” W, 11½” H, 2½” deep at base

Please see description and materials list below!
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Materials needed:
+ Requirements based on 44” wide fabric. FQ=Fat Quarter=18″ x 22″
Exterior fabric, 3/4 yard
Lining fabric, 3/4 yard
Flap fabric, FQ
Accent fabric (binding, strap, slip pocket, zip pocket lining), 3/4 yard
Fusible Woven Interfacing (Pellon SF101), 2 yards
Fusible Fleece or ByAnnie’s Soft and Stable, 1/3 yard
6″ non-separating zipper
12″ non-separating or separating zipper (optional top closure)
Size 24 Metal Snap, 2 sets
1/2″ x 1″ Metal Rectangle, 4*
1″ Metal Strap Slider
Recommended Fabrics: Cotton or blended canvas; denim, twill, home dec for exterior. Quilting cotton for lining and accent.
Alternate Closures: (4) 1” D-Rings and 1”x 16” scrap leather, or use fabric instructions (and * = omit 2) OR (2) tuck locks (and * = omit 2)

Additional supplies + tools: Thread, water-soluble pen, cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter, turning tool, 1/4”-wide fusible web tape, (2) 1/4” x 5” strips of leather/ribbon for zipper pull(s), denim needle, snap setting tool, 3/4”-wide sew-in hook-and-loop tape or additional size 24 metal snap (for optional flap and/or back pocket closure)

Includes instruction booklet with step-by-step instructions and professional illustrations, pattern sheet for all non-rectangular pieces and rotary cutting instructions/measurements for all other pattern pieces (just cut and sew, no need to cut out pattern pieces), a label sheet for keeping organized, full-color cover sheet, all tucked into a resealable poly bag.

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Skill Level

Skilled Intermediate

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