Not too big. Not too small. Carry it in comfort in this messenger bag
Explore around the block or around the world carrying this secure and spacious messenger bag with magnetic-snap closure and adjustable strap.
Make it with or without the zippered pockets and top zipper under the flap. Detailed color photos and diagrams are included in the pattern so sewing the bag is a snap.
This bag was inspired by a retreat that took place in Beaverlodge, Alberta, Canada at a shop called – what else?? – Around the Block. Day one of the retreat was a class to make the messenger bag created in honor of the shop. With a little bit of prep work students made good headway making their bags, and a good many of them actually finished that day!
Be sure to view the photo gallery further down to see what others have done with this pattern!
Around the Block Pattern and Extras
Select any picture to view a slideshow that includes pattern requirements, plus available kits and notions. Click the pink button beneath the slideshow to shop the bag.
Here’s what Marilyn Murphy says about the pattern:
“I love the size of this bag and also that it has an over-the-shoulder strap for when I go to quilt shows. The three zippers went in just beautifully. I will certainly make another one of these.””
Brenda’s photo gallery
Show ‘n Tell Gallery of Around the Block made by customers
Click on the pictures in the gallery to see the full photo and description. To add your project and be entered in our monthly draw, go to Show ‘n Tell.