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The Craggan Mens Messenger Bag PDF sewing Pattern

(7 customer reviews)


Mens messenger bag PDF sewing pattern. The Craggan. man bag. iPad bag. Mens cross body bag



This pattern shows you how to easily make a men’s tough crossbody bag. It has an adjustable crossbody strap and magnetic snap closure. A generous size, great for everyday use, large enough to accommodate an iPad and all his essentials and strong enough for the hardest working man!


Fully lined throughout with a feature phone pocket on the front. The instructions walk you through, in simple steps, how to construct the roomy box cornered bag including how to create adjustable webbing straps, and attaching magnetic clasp closures. The bag also has an anti theft strap to attach your keys


Skill level: This is an easy pattern. Suitable for anyone who has tried a few patterns before

Approximate finished dimensions:
10.25 x 8.75 inches (26 x 22 cm)


I made this example up in Harris tweed, but it is suitable for most medium weight fabrics including tweeds, denim, medium weight cottons and furnishing cottons.
Make from just half a yard each outer and lining.

Please note the Craggan and Evelyn are the same sewing pattern, just photographed in different fabrics suitable for men or women.


12 pages of full colour tutorial style instructions with detailed photos will walk you through making a professional looking bag in no time.


❤ Instant Download
❤ Full sized PDF pattern included
❤ All measurements given in inches and cm
❤ Complete, easy to follow instructions
❤ Full colour photos for every step
❤ Relevant sewing tips
❤ A list of material requirements and suggestions
❤ Printer friendly. Prints on US letter size or A4 paper
❤ Size check feature to verify your printer settings


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Supplies needed for the bag:
Outer fabric 1/2yd (0.5m) – Medium weight fabric of your choice – furnishing fabric weights work well tweed or denims too.
Lining 1/2yd (0.5m) – Any light weight fabric of your choice.
Medium fusible interlining 1/4yd (0.25m) – I use Vilene F220
Fusible compressed fleece 1/2yd (0.5m) – I use Vilene Thermolam one side fusible
Magnetic clasp – 3/4″ (18mm)
1.5” wide Cotton webbing 68 inch (170cm) to make the strap or a pre-made bought strap if you prefer
2 x 1.5” square rings and slider to make the strap.
18” (46cm) leather or faux leather strapping half inch (1.25cm) wide.
A half inch (1.25cm) lobster clasp



Mens messenger bag PDF sewing pattern. The Craggan. man bag. iPad bag. mens cross body bag


Within a few minutes of payment, you will be able to download this PDF pattern. You will be able to print out the pattern from your own computer. The pattern comes with complete instructions featuring diagrams and photos.
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Items made using this pattern can be sold in small scale in your own online store, local boutiques, craft fairs, etc. Start your own sewing business today! Please offer Spencer Ogg credit in written descriptions. Please do not share this pattern with anyone, instead direct them to my shop for their own copy! Thank You!
**Because this is an electronic file, there are no refunds once the pattern has been emailed.**

7 reviews for The Craggan Mens Messenger Bag PDF sewing Pattern

  1. Amy Butler

    I have 35 years of professional sewing experience and this is one of the best written patterns I have ever run across!! Although not for a beginners beginner, it would be fairly easy if you have a little sewing experience!
    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this pattern!

  2. Jamie Wolgast

    This was the first time I had ever made a messenger bag. It’s got a Kraft-Tex outer and wool lining. The pattern was very easy to follow and I’m happy with what I made.

  3. Pete Jobson

    Hard to find a good man bag pattern. This is great, easy to follow, lots of pics. My first time making a bag and turned out perfectly

  4. juanita0909

    Muy bueno y muy clara la explicación

  5. evanroames

    Very pleased to find such a great pattern for a man. Easy to download. Quite a few pages, but so worth it ! Meticulously written with wonderful photos. Any pattern that designer Amy Butler takes time to review with such high marks, I’m in! Do yourself a favor, take D. Spencer-Ogg’s Etsy class (especially if you are in love with Harris Tweed fabric). Purchased several of her patterns. Can’t wait to get to them. She also sent me a coupon! How very kind!

  6. Karen

    Great bag pattern. Very pleased the way it turned out. I added a shoulder cushion for the strap.

  7. Daniel

    Coming from a basic sewing background, the detailed instructions were really helpful while making this bag. I used a lighter fabric for the outer parts of the bag and substantialized it with thicker interfacing and I think it turned out really well!

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