Achatina Messenger Bag

$12.00

Like the giant snail shell for which this bag is named, you’ll want to carry this bag with you wherever you go. This easy-to-sew messenger bag is great for throwing over your shoulder for whatever your day may hold. The front flap makes the perfect canvas for graphic appliques or for showing off unique fabrics. It closes with a velcro tab and has an interior pocket with an optional zipper closure (for intermediate sewists).

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Description

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Like the giant snail shell for which this bag is named, you’ll want to carry the Achatina Messenger Bag with you wherever you go. This easy-to-sew messenger bag is great for throwing over your shoulder for whatever your day may hold. The front flap makes the perfect canvas for graphic appliques or for showing off unique fabrics. It closes with a velcro tab and has an interior pocket with an optional zipper closure (for intermediate sewists). The pattern includes 5 full-size applique designs for use on the front flap and instructions for raw-edge appliqué. Dozens more appliqué patterns specifically designed for the front flap are available in Appliqué Expansion Packs.

The instructions have 71 meticulous, step-by-step illustrations

This pattern is currently available in digital format only. The .pdf includes separate printing layouts for home printing (8.5″x11″/A4 paper) and copy shop printing (A0/wide format paper).

Sewalong:

Looking for some extra help with the pattern instructions? Want tutorials for creative pattern hacks that further expand what you can do with your pattern? See the Achatina Bag Sewalong page for all this and more!

Suggested Fabrics:

Outer: Midweight fabrics with minimal stretch, including polyester, upholstery fabrics, denim, corduroy, canvas, novelty fabrics
Lining: Lightweight (quilting weight) cotton
Applique: any light- to mid-weight fabric with minimal fraying

Notions:

4” (10 cm) of 1” (2.5 cm) wide velcro
9” (23 cm) or longer zipper (optional)
fusible web or fabric glue-stick for applique
interfacing (optional)

Sizing:

One size – Large. 16” wide x 12” tall x 5” deep (40 cm x 30cm x 13 cm)

Difficulty:

True-Beginner Beginner

Fabric Yardage: