Build Along Leather Pattern 4: Messenger Bag

Build Along Leather Pattern 4: Messenger Bag



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Digital download (1 PDF, 1 TXT)


This digital listing is for a 19 page PDF leather pattern to make the messenger bag shown above. Also included in the price is a 2 hour 40 minute HD video where I show you how to make the item and give extra tips along the way.

The bag shown is ~ 9.75" (w) x 10.5" (h) x 3.5" (d) but is designed to be easily adjusted. You can also change the style of the bag by using different colours, strap styles, closure mechanisms, tooling etc.

Previews or trailers for all of the build along videos can be viewed at

✾ The pattern contains:

✤ the leather pattern ready to print and use (with help on printing)
✤ full instructions on how to make the bag
✤ details on what type and weight of leather to use and some alternatives
✤ what tools and hardware are needed
✤ details of where to adjust the pieces to increase (or decrease) the height, width or depth of the bag
✤ discussion about different closure mechanisms
✤ discussion about whether to use a leather or canvas strap
✤ discussion about whether to have a fixed or removable strap
✤ discussion about alternative gussets that you may like to try in the future

✾ Please note:

► this is a digital listing only, both the pattern and the video are made available to you on-line and can be accessed straight away once purchased
► please read the copyright notice on the front of the pattern carefully before use
► once you have purchased the pattern you may access the tutorial video at


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David fitzpatrick Jul 26, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
It’s a great tool to get the all around basics. A lot in a small package. But if you just want a simple no brainer bag pattern. This isn’t it. Not rocket science but can find similar cut outs for free with just a few simple shapes. Is rad If you want to understand bag building. Good job man !

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ted hill May 21, 2020

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Perfect! There are only a few true leather masters... this guy is top of the list.

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Nick Mar 9, 2020

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I love Ians builds and you will too!

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Kelly Davis Jan 20, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
I love the pattern and everything is complete and I cannot wait to start to build this I will send a photograph later. I really like this site the quality of your designs far exceed my expectations I do plan to buy more from you in the future

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