What’s the Project? This cute kid’s mini messenger bag pattern is perfect for little girls to carry and they could even sew it themselves or you can make it for them! An easy sewing pattern that turns out so cute! Make a fun purse for little girls.
This is my very first post that was ever posted to Crazy Little Projects and to be honest, I totally love it! It’s been popular since the beginning but I wanted to update it with some new images and a slightly different way to make it! I am pretty excited to bring this one back to life because it is a very easy sewing project that turns out great and I know you are going to love it.
It’s a Mini Messenger Bag that’s perfect for kids to carry and could even be perfect for them to sew if they want to learn! Or it’s great if you just want a small bag to carry a few things. A great beginner sewing project.
It’s just right to hold just a handful of things. Keys, wallet, phone, you know.
And just for old time’s sake, here’s the original version that I am now updating:
Small Purse Pattern:
- 1/3 yard each of two coordinating fabrics (or 1/2 yard if the fabric you choose is directional)
- Mini Messenger Bag Pattern Pieces
Let’s start with a look at this video tutorial. It should give you most of what you need to make this!
Now you need to cut out a strap too. Cut a piece from each fabric that is 3 inches wide by about 38 inches long.
You should now have 6 pieces of fabric to work with.
I always like to sew the strap first. Put right sides together and sew down both long sides leaving the ends open. Turn it right side out, press it and then top stitch.
Now, using your other pieces, put right sides together on matching fabrics and sew around the edges of the front part on the three outer edges. Do this step with both of your fabrics.
Now you are going to sew around the bag starting at the top, down the side, across the center piece (only catching the front pieces) and up the other side making sure to leave a 3-4 inch opening at the top to turn it.
Here’s a video showing the process. This is the same process for about 5-6 tutorials on my site, so I’m showing it with the mini messenger bag in the video but it works the same for all of these different tutorials.
Now, turn everything right side out and tuck the inner part into the outer. Press the opening closed and top stitch around the same part that you just sewed. This will close your opening and make everything look nice.
Now press the whole bag and you are set!
I hope you loved this mini messenger bag pattern!