This purse nearly sucked the life out of me! I am very pleased with it and I even gave myself a pat on the back. It is like nothing I have ever done. I bow to all of you who make messenger bags.
My Friend Kelley really wanted a new bag she could hang over her shoulder or across her chest, depending on mood or situation. No pattern was used, I just knew the measurements I wanted. After making it, it seems much bigger than I think she wanted. Over all, 12"x12"x4". I really planned things out and took great notes which will help me make more.
BTW - my Husband reluctantly agreed to model the bag!
At 6'5", the bag looks normal size for him.
I should have stuffed it with tissue to show the squared form. It is not this wonky looking. I still need to press it.
Front flap is intentionally 2" shorter than height of bag
Back with large pocket
Flap open showing little magnetic pocket for keys, cell phone...
Side showing D rings allowing straps to be adjustable - the adjustable portion is on the other side, not in view.
Inside showing pockets - this looks really messy but it is not
Thanks for looking!