Messenger bags are everywhere these days. Grown ups, kids, men, and even dolls have a messenger bag. Large or small, inconspicuous or bright, plain and simple or full of pockets, catches and accessories – the messenger bag allows you to carry exactly what you need everywhere.
For the office, school, work, as a lunch bag, on your bike – this really is a versatile style of bag and I've put together a round up of some of the best, easiest, most thorough, biggest, smallest and nicest all round messenger bags for you to sew. And of course they are all free patterns for you to sew.
There are so many great inspiring ideas here, you could even mix and match your favorite features and make up a totally unique messenger bag all of your very own with just the pockets, straps, closures, zippers and features that YOU need.
The Best Free Messenger Bag Patterns
Paid pattern options
Looking for more ideas?
Try the Cross Body Bag pattern, one of my own designs.
Swoon Patterns does a really great paid pattern for the Dorian Messenger Bag that I think you'll like too.
Or the Savannah Messenger Bag from ChrisW Designs.
Try out the pretty Polstead Heath Messenger Bag from Charlie's Aunt on Etsy.
This fully featured Messenger Bag from Michelle Patterns on Etsy.
Or the popular MidTown Messenger Bag from Betz White.
For more bag patterns, check out the So Sew Easy list of BAG PATTERNS and tutorials HERE.