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    Simple Messenger Bag - Parts 3, 4 & 5

    Parts 1 & 2 can be found here

    Part 3: The Flap

    Put interior & exterior fabrics right side together. Round off the bottom corners (flap will be 15" wide by 13" tall). I used a CD to round the corners, but a plate or glass will work too.



    Sew around 3 sides and clip the corner.



    Turn right side out and press!



    Topstitch and then press again.

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    Re: Simple Messenger Bag - Parts 3, 4 & 5

    Part Four: The Strap

    Place right sides together and sew up the long sides. Turn in your favorite fashion (I have a Turn-It-All set).



    Press and topstitch.



    Cut to desired length. I used 42"


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    Re: Simple Messenger Bag - Parts 3, 4 & 5

    Part Five: Putting it all together

    This will come as a great surprise... Press everything again!



    Center the flap onto bag interior, like fabrics together and pin.



    Center the strap ends to the seams, like fabrics together and pin.



    Stick the exterior of the bag inside the interior, right sides together and pin.



    Sew the whole thing shut.



    Check the seam to make sure you sewed through all the layers. Then turn right side out through the hole you left in the bottom of the interior fabric.




    Sew the bottom shut. I used my machine to sew right next to the seam, but hand stitching looks better.



    Put the interior inside the exterior and press again



    and topstitch



    VOILA!

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    Re: Simple Messenger Bag - Parts 3, 4 & 5

    Comments, suggestions, questions? Post 'em here! PM me if I don't respond within 24 hours.
    ~bArb.


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    Re: Simple Messenger Bag - Parts 3, 4 & 5

    Do you ever use interfacing for any of the layers?

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    Re: Simple Messenger Bag - Parts 3, 4 & 5

    Quote Originally Posted by cinnamama View Post
    Do you ever use interfacing for any of the layers?
    Only if I was using two quilter's cottons. I try to match up canvas, velvet, or corduroy with something light so I don't have to interface. These bags were made with some bamboo canvas I got here years ago and a home dec fabric that my friend gave me.
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    Re: Simple Messenger Bag - Parts 3, 4 & 5

    Thank you. That's a cute bag and definitely do-able

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    Re: Simple Messenger Bag - Parts 3, 4 & 5

    such a great bag, and your instructions are very clear...thank you for sharing

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    Re: Simple Messenger Bag - Parts 3, 4 & 5

    Awesome....very easy to follow
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    Re: Simple Messenger Bag - Parts 3, 4 & 5

    If I want a smaller bag, can I just adjust the dimensions any way I want? Is there anything I need to be careful about size-wise? @fw221
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    Re: Simple Messenger Bag - Parts 3, 4 & 5

    Quote Originally Posted by jcsews View Post
    If I want a smaller bag, can I just adjust the dimensions any way I want? Is there anything I need to be careful about size-wise? @fw221
    Yes, you can adjust the dimensions any way you want.
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    Re: Simple Messenger Bag - Parts 3, 4 & 5

    Thank you!
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