Live, Love, Laugh Messenger Bag
Here is my latest bag from Sew Me Mine Boutique. The Live, Love, Laugh Messenger bag is a made-to-order Messenger bag with a Live, Love, Laugh theme and teal lining and a teal exterior zippered pocket. This bag also has a large interior slip pocket and an interior zippered pocket can be added. This bag measures 11″ high, 17″ wide and 4″ deep. There is an adjustable 1 1/2″ wide strap that is 50″ long at full length. This messenger bag can be worn over the shoulder or cross body. It can easily carry a laptop, tablet and books.
To make this bag I used a pattern from the Weekend Designer. You can get the pattern and the instructions on how to make this bag by clicking the link or if you would like me to make it for you just click on the bag above and it will bring you directly to SMM Boutique where you can order it. The bag is fairly simple to make but does require some intermediate sewing skills. It is a nice size for carrying a notebook or tablet as well as books, papers and files. The Live, love, Laugh theme is fun and inspirational although I do offer to make this in other fabrics at the buyers discretion and limited to fabrics I have on hand.
If you decide to make this bag yourself, it goes together pretty quickly assuming you have all the materials on hand. I had to order the belt tip for this bag online and reduce the width of the strap to 1 1/2″. I found the belt tip at I craft for Less on Amazon who sells Nickel Belt Buckle End Tips (1.5″). The pattern called for a 2″ tip but I could not find that size so I changed the width to 1 1/2″ to accommodate the belt tips I could find. I had the tri-glide slider but if you need to order it, here is an affiliate link Generic Metal Silvery Rectangle Buckle with Fixed Bar 1.5″. You can get these items in a few days if you have Amazon prime. Everything else should be available at your local fabric store. Good luck with this one. It is a fun bag to make and to carry.