Melly’s Messenger Bag


Well I finally made another bag for myself!  This one is a messenger bag from Melanie McNeice’s book ‘Sew Cute to Carry’.





























It’s a great size (being around 37 cm x 29cm) and so can comfortably hold everything I need in an everyday handbag.  It has a double pocket inside and the only design change I made to it was to leave out the internal divider.  I also couldn’t find any home décor weight fabric that I liked – so I used a quilting cotton for my printed fabric (Tula Pink Moon Shine Deer Me – strawberry) with a medium weight woven iron on interfacing.  I then used a duck cotton fabric in black (again with the interfacing) for the outside of the bag.

I’ve very happy with the way it turned out and once all the preparation was done – it came together very quickly.  I love the shape of the front flap and love the silver cummerbund buckle used to close it too.  I also love the use of the feature fabric for the bag base - I think it looks very effective.  So I’m very happy with my new bag and will definitely be making another one of these in the future too.

Happy Sewing!

Sew Mama Sew – Giveaway Day!


This Giveaway is now Closed.  Thankyou to everyone that entered! The lucky winner is Katelyn - Congratulations Katelyn I have sent you an email.  Sew Mama Sew are having their Giveaway Day and I’m joining in too!  Just leave a comment on this post letting me know which one of my patterns is your favourite for your chance to win Your Choice of one of my PDF Sewing Patterns.  You have until this Sunday (10th of May) to enter and I will choose the winner at random on Monday.  The winner will then have the pattern of their choice emailed to them.  It’s as easy as that!

Here are my patterns that you can choose from:

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Leave a comment letting my know your favourite pattern for your chance to win!  Make sure you check our the other great giveaways over at Sew Mama Sew too.  For more photos and details of these patterns you can visit my Etsy or Craftys shop.

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