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IRIS Messenger Bag PDF

IRIS Messenger Bag PDF

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**Soft metallic vinyl, Stardust, croc, and Moonglow vinyl CAN be ironed from the wrong side. See my Guide for Sewing Vinyl for more info.

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-Natalie 🥰



Product Details

Manufacturer: Sew Hungryhippie
Material Width: 1.5"
Pattern Type: PDF
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Product Description

 The Iris Messenger Bag is a boho-style, roomy bag that's easy to sew.

The Iris Messenger Bag sewing pattern in PDF format- easily downloaded to your computer for any time use. This pattern has full-color photos and digital illustrations to help guide you through every step.

Designed for confident beginners to advanced level sewing. This bag has customization options to pick and choose from, including zipper pockets, slip-in pockets, an adjustable strap, cross-body styling, and a recessed zipper closure.

Approx finished size is 16" w x 15" h x 5" d

Depending on the look you're after, this bag can look very hobo-slouch style if using batting as interfacing OR much more structured if using foam interfacing. ALL work.

Example bags include canvas, cotton, metallic crackle vinyl, and denim.

Concerning downloading the pattern - PLEASE check your junk box if you don't see it. I do not send it myself- it's automatic.

1.5 yards exterior fabric (quilting cotton, duck cloth, canvas, linen, cork, vinyl)
1.5-2 yds lining fabric (quilting cotton)
4 yds woven interfacing SF101
2 yards of fusible fleece OR batting OR Soft & Stable foam
2 D rings (1.5" width)
1 (optional) adjustable buckle for the strap (1.5" width)
2 zippers at 12" length
1 zipper 18" length

Recommended supplies: walking foot, zipper foot, denim needle (size 90), Elmer's glue or glue stick, chopstick, wonder clips.


Example tester bags via Two Terriers Studio, Wanda Knowles, Marvelous Auntie M, and Jaxco.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Oriel H.
Great pattern

I have already made 2 Iris messenger bags.
Very easy to follow directions. The bag has lots of space and the pockets are wonderful. I have received many compliments on the bag I use.

Lining with a Pop!

Well written pattern. I used beautiful printed fabric for the lining and a more conservative outer solid fabric since I am using it for business. Love the pop of the lining that shows well under the flap. When I open it, it makes me happy. The size is perfect for carrying what I need to meetings. Pockets keep things orderly inside. Suggestion: Put a magnet into the flap just to keep it well aligned when closed. (I don’t know how to install magnets for this purpose...I’ll have to research that!) I used ByAnnie Soft and Stable for interfacing for more structure and may even use a stiffer interfacing next time, maybe just in the exterior fabric. I was very satisfied and pleased with the Iris bag pattern and design, and enjoyed making it. Thank you, Natalie!

Markus R.

The pattern does what is says it does. I just wished for more detail. I misread and misunderstood the description / photos about what the insides were like. - I cut out the pattern - drew the pieces you had to draw (which I do not like doing at all) and cut them out. Stuck them together with pins before I cut the fabric and saw it wasn't exactly what I was looking for. This happend although I took me 3 weeks of going back and looking at web page many times, before I bought the pattern. It is a simple messenger bag. No more and no less.

Sorry it wasn't what you wished for! For others reading this review, the pattern pieces are measure and cut because they are rectangles. There are lots of photos of this bag for you to look at before purchase, including a tester blog post. ;)

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