Midtown Messenger

04-messenger2If you’re a bag junkie and love sewing then the idea of a ‘bag of the month club‘ is super appealing. This month’s bag is Betz White’s Midtown Messenger – which I had the privilege of testing for her before she released it to the club. Because we were in the midst of a snow storm (again) when I made this, I chose to make my version out of springy home decor weight cottons and pretty hardware from Emmaline Bags (thumb clasps, sliders, and I even got the cute ‘handmade’ stamped zipper pulls). I lined the inside with a lightweight cotton print and used a fusible fleece for the tablet pocket. My favorite part?  The zipper (the front panel with the faux strap look is a close second)!

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I love how it’s constructed and that there’s just a hint of it peeking out from the bag. I’m going to have to remember this technique for future projects!

All in all, this was a fun project to sew up and came together really quickly. I’d love to say that I’m getting a lot of use out of this bag, but my daughter took over on it immediately after it was photographed…. so it looks as if I’ll be making another one soon!