This is a FREE pattern for the beautifully simple, yet so very practical, Good-To-Go Messenger Bag by Andrie Designs!
This bag comes in two sizes – small and large – enabling you to create quick and easy cross body bags for both adults and children alike. It has a magnetic snap to secure the flap, however this can easily be left off if you prefer.
Inside the bag is a small slip pocket – perfect for holding your keys, mobile phone or anything else you need quick access to.
These bags also make the perfect gift – make one for a special person, fill it with goodies and they’re always well received!
The pattern contains clear, detailed instructions. All pattern pieces have been digitally drawn. It is suitable for a beginner sewer.
The finished sizes of the Good-To-Go Messenger Bag are as follows:
- Width – 9″ (23cm)
- Height – 7 1/2″ (19cm)
- Depth – 3″ (7.5cm)
- Width – 12″ (30cm)
- Height – 9″ (23cm)
- Depth – 3 1/2″ (9cm)
- Fabric for the outer bag and strap (e.g. quilting cotton, denim) – up to 1¼yd (1.25m)
- Fabric for the lining and pocket (e.g. quilting cotton) – up to ¾yd (0.75m)
- Light-medium weight fusible interfacing (i.e. Pellon Shapeflex SF101, Legacy Shapeflex L-SF101) – ¾yd (0.75m) based on a 40” (100cm) width
- Firm fusible stabilizer (i.e. Pellon’s Peltex #71F, Legacy #71F) – 1½” x 3” (3.8cm x 7.6cm)
- 1 magnetic snap – ½” (13mm) for small size, ¾” (19mm) for large size
- Coordinating thread, scissors and general sewing supplies.
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– Do not copy this pattern, claim as your own or allow others to use it.
– This pattern may be used for personal and small businesses producing limited quantities only.
Fran (verified owner) –
I made both these bags. Large and small for Christmas gifts. I had never made a bag before but the directions were very easy to follow and I was very pleased with the results.
quiltingnanna01 (verified owner) –
I have made 2 of these bags for my Godson who is a VW fanatic. One of the bags has VW Beetles on the flap & interior pocket, the other has VW Combies on the flap & inner pocket. I have also put a key holder tab in both bags.
The directions are super clear to follow, the pattern is a winner for me.
beasleyjan (verified owner) –
I need a bag of this style and I am looking forward to trying the pattern, as soon as I choose the fabric I want. Thanks, Lisa, for providing a free pattern so I can try your brand.
mannie2509 (verified owner) –
I’m an absolute beginner and someone directed me here! Since then I’ve made about 10 of these bags small and large, even a Christmas one! I’ve tried a couple of other bags and nothing is as simple and easy to follow as this design! I want to buy all the patterns on here! They are fantastic can’t wait to start my next project! 😊😊
beckylxndr (verified owner) –
I have made several of these bags to sell in my bag making business. They do really well. Super easy to make and very roomy.
judychurchill25 (verified owner) –
Loved the pattern and the fact it came with two sizes. I made the small one and I loved it. I used a patchwork of tweed on the flap and was very pleased with how it turned out. Very clear instructions.
judychurchill25 (verified owner) –
I loved this pattern and the fact it came in two sizes. I made the smaller one and was very pleased with how it turned out. Very clear instructions.
raeimdieke (verified owner) –
Easy to follow directions and an overall simple feeling bag. I made a few modifications to make the bag feel more upscale and more structured.
Overall, I will make this pattern again and I have been enjoying it so far.
blackwidowkp (verified owner) –
I love making this bag! Super fun and i can play with the flap and make it whatever i want!
suzy.saxon (verified owner) –
going to make these as Christmas present , pattern looks easy enough for me a beginner to follow
gwenal (verified owner) –
I made this bag for my grandson and granddaughter. The instructions were easy to follow. I was very pleased with the results.
yvonnelister15 (verified owner) –
I loved making this bag, it’s a really great size. I used Yorkshire tweed. The instructions are very clear and it’s a fairly quick sew. I’m hoping to try using leather next time I make it.
Barbara Gordy (verified owner) –
I love this bag pattern. It goes together quickly and I can add pockets or hardware as I like. So far everyone loves the bags. Thanks for a great pattern!
P Binns (verified owner) –
I made the small size and love it. Great pattern and nice sized bags. Will be making more
Paul Jen (verified owner) –
Simple easy and done in a few hours.
dwp17080 (verified owner) –
Fast easy bag to make. Easy to follow the directions.
Deborah Eisenbraun (verified owner) –
Great pattern. Very Straight forward. The instructions are very clear and include pictures. I would definitely make again.
Karina Paulsen (verified owner) –
Love the pattern. Very good instructions easy to follow. Do believe this is going to me made again, and again, and again 🙂
G B (verified owner) –
I just made two of these, the large size, for my grandchildren for Christmas. I added more inner slip pockets, and used velcro for closures. The pattern instructions were clear, and the pictures were very helpful. They went together very well. I love this pattern!
holly hunt (verified owner) –
I havr never made a bag beflre. The directions were clear a simple enough for a beginner. I love this bag. It was just right for a pretty embroidery on the flap. Absolutely customizable. Truly a great pattern.
Christine Oliver (verified owner) –
Loved making this small bag for my sister’s birthday gift. I recycled a woolen blanket and it went together beautifully!
Jolene Chu (verified owner) –
love it I have made a few small and large ones, the only thing is doesn’t quite fit a laptop so have adjusted the pattern slightly so will see how that goes!
Marion Marshall (verified owner) –
I made the small messenger bag,very happy it went together beautifully,well written instructions also,very easy to follow many thanks Marion
colleenc.ferguson (verified owner) –
I have made my first of these bags. The pattern was clear and very easy to follow and it was quick to complete. I will definitely make it again.
Dee Robinson (verified owner) –
Great bags, I made the large one, very easy to follow instructions, finished item turned out perfect. I definitely recommend this pattern.
Mary Weinstein (verified owner) –
Used waxed canvas with faux cowhide for the flap. Super cute.
A great pattern! A few minor changes, and another pocket, and I’ll be making it again and again!
Julie Broadbridge (verified owner) –
I have made both the sizes. What an amazing pattern. Was so simple, yet turned out just perfect. Have filled with chocolates, as it’s for my (grown) children for Easter. I throughly enjoyed making them . Thank you so much for the wonder “freebie”
Lynda Bramlett (verified owner) –
Made 3 of these so far, and it won’t be the last. Nice and roomy. Goes together very quickly. I added 2 magnetic snaps instead of 1 on the large size. Best method for construction that I’ve seen.
Jo McGlusky (verified owner) –
Easy pattern to follow. Great result. Have made a couple now, and all perfect. Would love a pattern for one bigger to fit a laptop into though.
Swooz Brazzell (verified owner) –
I really loved this pattern! As written, it didn’t fit me crossbody and I had to add several inches. So I would just advise to measure a crossbody strap you already like and go with that measurement. The lady I made it for sent me a nice note saying that it really fit flat against her body and the strap was super comfortable. She just absolutely loves it and I was really proud of how it came out. I also thought there was a lot of room for customization for my next one. I would absolutely buy from Andrie Designs again!
Jeni Herman (verified owner) –
Ive made the small version of this bag, have 1 large waiting for hardware and have 3 more cut out!
I added a zip pocket to the bags on the outer back.
This pattern is super easy to follow and great for beginners. It also lends itself to personalisation and additions.
Great pattern and would highly recommend!
Karla Halloran (verified owner) –
Great pattern! The first on e made was with denim, a paisley print and a solid colour for the
strap. I have fabric cut out for 2 more and I’m just waiting for magnetic snaps to arrive. Very clear, easy to follow instructions. I’m sure I will make this bag m any times.
Wendyann McGlew (verified owner) –
I made the bag and the pattern was very easy to follow but it took me awhile as I like to add lots of pockets including a security zip pocket inside
Vicky Campbell (verified owner) –
Great pattern to sew. Super easy to follow.
pat (verified owner) –
quick and easy. Pattern easy to follow.
Marion Allison (verified owner) –
Really pleased with this pattern. Instructions are clear and it is very straightforward to make. I have tried other similar patterns before but this one is the best.
Kelly Forsberg (verified owner) –
Great pattern, easy to follow and sew on a domestic sewing machine.
judiroodi (verified owner) –
I love this pattern. I have made both the large and the small in various fabrics.
I only have a domestic sewing machine but this pattern works well with many fabrics . Good instructions clear and easy to follow.
da Werns (verified owner) –
The directions are precise and easy to follow. The result is fantastic. Five stars for this pattern!
Meg Cerwin (verified owner) –
Whipped up one for my 18-mo granddaughter who loves carrying a “poos”. It turned out SO cute that I’ve decided to make one for each of my grands as a useful Easter “basket”! Four smalls and two larges coming up!
For my granddaughter’s bag, I used some of the gingham lining fabric to bind the flap, which added a sweet little touch. I’m so excited to give it to her!