January 10, 2011
Fabric Messenger Bag
Recently, I found a black and white table runner that I loved and thought it would make the cutest bag.
To make the bag I cut the table runner in half and then hemmed the unfinished end. Next, I folded the table runner to make a pocket. You can design the bag's shoulder straps using decorative cording, hem tape, twill, or ribbon. Once you have made the perfect straps place the ends between the two sides of the pocket. Sew both sides of the purse together along with the shoulder straps. Ta-da, presto, instant shoulder bag! Just, fold the top fabric down as a flap to close the purse. If you are feeling really crafty attach velcro or hooks to keep the flap closed. The best part about this pattern is that one table runner makes two messenger bags!
Craft Designer - Sarah Forhan