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23+ Free Messenger Bag Patterns to Sew

This is your one-stop shop for free messenger bag patterns! Large or small, various fabrics, and so many more options can be found here.

Updated August 30, 2022
23 Free Messenger Bag Patterns to Sew

Messenger bags are incredibly versatile. Often categorized as crossbody bags, shoulder bags, or satchels, this type of bag is incredibly popular for people of all ages.

Most commonly, though, messengers look closer to briefcases that have a long strap to go across your body or over your shoulder.

Messenger bags can vary in size, shape, and style so there is no limit to your imagination. The best inspiration for your next bag sewing project? By checking out this collection of 23+ Free Messenger Bag Patterns to Sew.

Below, you will find all sorts of free bags you'll want to make. Peruse the sections and find what you want: Upcycled DIY Messenger Bag Tutorials and Patterns, Large Messenger Bag Patterns, and Small Messenger Bag Sewing Patterns.

Plus, scroll to the bottom for helpful tutorials for DIYing messenger bags. If you're taking the time to sew your own bag, you want to make sure it has adjustable straps, the type of top you want, as many pockets you'll need, and other details.

There are options for men, women, and children. Make your perfect messenger bag for work, school, or when you're about town.

P.S. For ALL bag types we offer, be sure to take a look at our Free Bag Sewing Patterns Directory for more inspiration.

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Upcycled DIY Messenger Bag Tutorials and Patterns

Upcycling fabrics is one of the thriftiest ways to create new items. This section is all about repurposing old items to make a brand new and amazing messenger bag. Make your new DIY crossbody bag from an old feed sack, cargo pants, jeans or denim, a tea towel, or simply any old scraps you have around.

All of these bags provide the opportunity for stashbusting and we love it! P.S. This doesn't mean that the bags lower in the list can't be made with scraps. Use your creativity and see what you come up with.

Large Messenger Bag Patterns

Learn how to make a shoulder bag with a flap, zippers, buttons, and more. These are larger messengers that are ideal for books, works, or if you have a lot to lug around.

Instead of carrying around a tote or briefcase, all of these have long straps so that you can fling it over your shoulder or across your body for a hands-free bag you'll love carrying around.

Small Messenger Bag Sewing Patterns

For a slightly more petite option, make a small messenger bag pattern, all free! The bags in this section are smaller than the previous bags and range from medium to small. All have long straps and many have multiple pockets and storage options, so you will still be able to bring a lot with you wherever you go.

The variety in this section is amazing. Find embroidery options so that your new bag can look as unique as you are. Find zipper tops and flap tops of different types. Find child-size bags that will perfectly hold all their books and gadgets. And more!

PLUS! Helpful Tutorials for DIY Messenger Bags

If you truly want the perfect free messenger bag patterns to sew, then it's all about customization. The articles below all offer different tips and tutorials for adding adjustable straps, pockets, monograms, zippers, organizational inserts, and a few other things you'll want to know before getting started.

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