How to Make a Messenger Crossbody, PDF Pattern & Tutorial
How to Make a Leather Messenger Crossbody, PDF Pattern & Tutorial
This contains a and detailed tutorial for making a very simple, yet sturdy and full of character messenger crossbody bag. The bag is roomy and has an internal slip pocket to keep tidy your essentials. The strap is made from two pieces and is adjustable.
There are two versions of the pattern:
1. stitched with waxed thread
2. stitched with leather lace
It is a 10-12 hours project.
This is one of V&P Leather Artisans classic designs, perfected over many years.
DIFFICULTY: LOW TO MEDIUM
✪ Internal slip pocket/envelope compartment: 20/19 cm (7.9/7.5 inch)
✪ Adjustable leather shoulder strap
✪ 33/28/9 cm or 13.0/11.0/3.5 inch
✪ BODY: 1 sqm 1.8-2.0 mm (4-5 oz) vegtan leather OR from thin leather linned with suede or pig skin to reach 2 mm thick
✪ STRAPS: 0.2 sqm 4-4.5 mm vegtan (10-11 oz) (long pieces)
✪ LEATHER LACE: 8-10 m
✪ 1 mm waxed thread
✪ edge painting
✪ 1 x 30 mm buckle
TOOLS & EQUIPMENT
✪ 18 mm Olfa cutter
✪ 1.5 mm hole puncher
✪ John James stitching needles
✪ rubber mallet
✪ cutting pad
✪ masking tape
✪ a good glue, preferably cement glue
VIDEO TUTORIAL HERE!
TUTORIAL FOR HOW TO PRINT THE PATTERN HERE! (The pattern is for A4 size paper)
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