Messenger Bag - Beginner Sewing Pattern & Video Tutorial


A perfect size for everyday use, this messenger bag will be your new favorite! With the addition of hardware and an adjustable strap, this practical bag looks professional but is still easy to sew!

In addition to the step by step instructions, you will also have access to a full video tutorial which will walk you through each step of the project in detail.


Students are also encouraged to join the Crosscut Sewing Community Facebook Group to share their project or ask questions.


  • ƒ¹/3 yard of exterior fabric (canvas, waxed canvas or quilting cotton)
  • ¹/3 yard of interior fabric (quilting cotton)
  • ¹/3 yard of Pellon® 987F Fusible Fleece
  • 1¾ yards of 1½" webbing* OR ¹/3 yard quilting cotton
  • (2) 1½" square rings
  • (1) 1½" sliding buckle


Messenger Bag Kit

This sewing pattern is designed to teach new or young sewers how to follow sewing instructions.  Students with a little experience may be able to follow by themselves.  Younger students may need help, but read the directions carefully together and encourage them to figure out each step.  This is a simple project, so the focus can really be on reading and following each step.