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The Evelyn Messenger Bag PDF sewing Pattern

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PDF Sewing pattern for The Evelyn cross body bag with anti-theft coin purse



This pattern shows you how to easily make a beautiful cross-body bag with detachable anti-theft purse. It has an adjustable cross-body strap and magnetic snap closure. A generous size, great for everyday use, large enough to accommodate an iPad and all your essentials. Great as a stylish diaper bag.


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 and cute detachable purse including how to create adjustable webbing straps, and attaching magnetic clasp closures.


Skill level: Confident beginner. This is an easy pattern

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


I made this example up in wool tweed, but it is suitable for most medium weight fabrics including tweeds, denim and medium weight 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.


24 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 0.5m (1/2yd) – Medium weight fabric of your choice – furnishing fabric weights work well tweed or denims too.
Lining 0.5m (1/2yd) – Any light weight fabric of your choice.
Medium fusible interlining 0.25m (1/4 yd) – I use Vilene F220
Fusible compressed fleece 0.5m (1/2yd) – I use Vilene Thermolam one side fusible
Magnetic clasp – 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. Or contrast ribbon if preferred
A half inch (1.25cm) lobster clasp



The Evelyn Messenger bag pattern . PDF Bag sewing pattern.


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.**

6 reviews for The Evelyn Messenger Bag PDF sewing Pattern

  1. Grannie K

    This pattern is very well written, I’m delighted with it – I’m sure my friend will love the bag I made for her.

  2. Beneta Cha

    Love this Evelyn pattern, great for my iPad and college. Lots of my friends have asked me to make one for them too

  3. Alison Macdonald

    Lovely, clear pattern – yet to try it out, but looking forward to making the time to make it! Thank you 🙂

  4. evanroames

    Have several of her patterns. Love them all. Easy sew without using much fabric. Well written with great photos to guide you along. Great for gifts. Easy to download.

  5. rachel tilbrook

    Great pattern, I am a beginner and I found it very easy to follow as it’s so well written with detailed pictures and helpful hints. I produced a very stylish bag. I’m about to make another one for my daughter. Thank you

  6. michele.v.cullen

    Is there a video for this?

    • DIANE

      No video for this one, but full written pattern with colour photos for every step. Its a nice easy bag so you shouldnt need it, but just ask any questions on the facebook group xx

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