Carter messenger handbag by Swoon sewing patterns

Carter messenger handbag by Swoon sewing patterns

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Keep your essentials organized with this mid-sized bag. The interior features two compartments separated by a zippered pocket. Different hardware options and instructions for both woven and vinyl included.

Carter Messenger Handbag by Swoon sewing patterns

Please note: This is a downloadable PDF sewing pattern. Your PDF file will be available after checkout in the Downloads area of your account.


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Wide: 12" (31cm)

Tall: 9" (23.5cm)

Deep: 5" (13.5cm)


  • 1/4 yard 44” wide quilting weight exterior fabric
  • 2/3 yard 44” wide woven or vinyl contrasting fabric
  • 5/8 yard 44” wide quilting weight lining fabric
  • 3 yards fusible woven interfacing (Pellon Shapeflex SF101)
  • 1/3 yard fusible fleece interfacing (Pellon Fleece 987F)
  • Two small press locks or two magnetic snaps
  • Two 1” rectangle rings (Handle)
  • Two 3/4” D-rings (Shoulder Strap)
  • Two 1” swivel clips (Shoulder Strap)
  • 7” all-purpose zipper (Lining Pocket)
  • Four medium rivets (optional)
  • Fabric glue (Beacon Fabritac) (optional)
  • Erasable marking pen
  • Coordinating thread


What is the difficulty level?

Alicia's rating: 3/4 - You should already be somewhat familiar with sewing patterns and common sewing terms.



Can I sell the bags that I make?

You MAY sell individual bags handmade by you using this pattern. Use for mass production is prohibited. If you decide to sell your handcrafted bags made using this pattern, then we would be grateful if you would mention Swoon Sewing Patterns in your online sales listing.



Is there a video tutorial for the pattern ?

Swoon Sewing Patterns do not come with video tutorials, however many of our lovely friends, fans, and followers have recorded live sews, sew alongs, and advice sews. We recommend searching for 'Swoon Patterns sew alongs' on YouTube to see the latest fan-made videos.



Have a question about purchasing, downloading, or printing your pattern?

Please note: The  is a downloadable PDF sewing pattern. It is not a finished bag, nor a paper sewing pattern. Your PDF file will be available in the Downloads area of your account immediately after checkout. You will not receive an emailed copy of this sewing pattern; please download the file from your account after checkout.


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