DIY Mesenger Bag

DIY messenger bag by Alida Makes - Sewtorial

The simple design of a messenger bag makes it easy to dress up or down with the right fabric. Alida Makes offers an easy DIY messenger bag that you’ll want to make over and over again.


  • One piece of outer fabric and one piece of lining fabric 42” by 16”
  • Outer fabric 41” by 8”
  • Outer fabric 11” by 7”
  • Outer fabric OR lining fabric 21” by 11”
  • Two magnetic straps
  • Chalk
  • Plastic grid 10”X 2” (found in the embroidery section of the craft store)

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Find the full tutorial here.

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