Stowaway Messenger Bag PDF Sewing Pattern


A fun, casual messenger bag that is perfect for everyday use. Features two front pockets, divided inner pockets and zipper closure. Geometric details on the front pocket and the asymmetrical strap give the bag a modern feel.


Our Spring 2015 collection was inspired by wind, and the fun things in life that are powered by wind – kites and sailboats. The Stowaway was designed as a smaller companion bag to our Carried Away tote, but it’s also a fantastic standalone everyday messenger bag.

The outer bag features two front pockets, one with a zipper closure and one without. You can easily fit your phone, keys, sunglasses or whatever else you need to grab quickly and easily. The lining features our usual customizable divided pocket, and the zipper closure will keep everything that you need inside. The strap is adjustable so you have the option to shorten it and wear it over your shoulder or lengthen it and wear it as a messenger bag.

The Stowaway messenger bag is especially durable when sewn with canvas, outdoor fabric or other heavyweight fabrics. The finished size is about 10 ½” tall, 12” wide and 3” deep.

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This is a PDF pattern with 12 pages and over 75 color photos to help you every step of the way. PDF files are available via instant download once payment has been verified.

Material List:
For 44/45” Wide Fabric:
⅞ Yard Outer Bag Front and Back Panel, Pocket, Pocket Lining and Strap (Fabric A)
⅜ Yard Outer Bag Side Panel (Fabric B)
½ Yard Lining and Divided Pocket (Fabric C)

NOTE: If using directional prints, you may need to buy more fabric than stated.

¼ Yard Pellon Craft Fuse Interfacing (808)

1 – 7” Zipper
1 – 14” Zipper
1 – 1 ½” Adjustable Strap Buckle
1 – 1 ½” Square Strap Buckle

Items made from this pattern may be sold in limited quantities by independent crafters only. Please credit “Wives of Whitewood Pattern” in all sales.

© Copyright Wives of Whitewood 2015. All Rights Reserved. This pattern is intended for personal use. No part of this pattern may be shared, copied or redistributed in any manner.