I designed this women’s messenger bag especially for a list of needs I had that just weren’t found in other patterns. I needed a bag that was easy to carry and would hold everything I need when I ride my bike.

A simple handbag would not do. I decided a crossbody was my first requirement, next a special padded compartment for IPad, a pocket to store my headphones and enough room to carry other essentials we all have to bring with us as we head out. I love pockets so it definitely needed to have lots and lots of pockets.

I think when you create your own version of this bag you will love the way the lining is installed. I use a unique method of installing the lining. This is NOT a drop in lining bag pattern!