Messenger Bag 18" Doll Accessory Pattern

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The classic favorite unisex bag is created when utility meets style. This carry all satchel holds your doll's school or play essentials. The one strap can be worn across the body or as a shoulder sling. The PDF pattern includes 2 styles: Single Buckle Closure and Faux Front Straps. Learn how to make a zipper pocket detail has a fully functional pocket. Finished dimensions is approximately 4.25'" X 3.5".

Recommended Fabrics:  Cotton fabric, apparel vinyl

Supplies Needed:
-1/8 yard of cotton fabric or apparel vinyl
-1/8 yard of lining
-1/8 yard medium weight fusible interfacing
-Twill tape, 3/8”-1/2” wide, for faux front straps
-15-17” bag strap 3/8”-1/2” wide (webbing, twill tape, leather or any strap of your choice)
-1 -2 parachute buckles, size 3/8”-1/2”
-2 metal snaps, 3/8” (you can also use hook and loop tape)
-3 1/2” zipper (you can use a regular length zipper and cut it to size)
-3/8”-1/2” D or O rings (optional)
-Rivets and a rivet setter
-Fabric adhesive, such as 505 Spray and Fix®

Skill Level:  Intermediate


What You Get: One 19 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.

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Sara S.
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Very Sweet

I made the messenger bag to go along with a dress I had made. The pattern was very easy to put together and I was delighted with the way it turned out. I am sure I will be making more of these in the future so I am holding on to the pattern.

Diane C.

My Go to Bag Designer

Appletotes has become my go to designer for great accessories and bags. She really 'gets' how a good bag should look and why every doll wardrobe needs several! Rock star status!!


messenger bag

easy to understand. pics look great. have loads of ideas. Never tried to put in a zipper but this gives me confidence to attempt. Great pattern