I’ve made a few Keyka Lou patterns before, they’re very well written and easy to follow with great results. This is the first time I’ve tried the Messenger Bag, I wanted a new purse to take to Germany with me, something that would fit my iPad, wallet and zippy bag. Unfortunately, this one is a little smaller than I wanted. I used an oatmeal coloured linen for the main body of the bag, I bought 5 meters last year and have used it in several different projects, it has a wonderfully subtle herringbone weave to it,it’s soft and doesn’t wrinkle as easily as some other linens. Many will recognize the other fabrics I used for this bag, Echino linen for the flap and Happy Mochi Yum Yum for the interior.
I made a few modifications to this pattern, I added an pocket to the front flap and made two large interior pockets instead of two pen size and one large. Altogether, this bag has 7 pockets in total! I love me a lot of pockets, easier to keep things organized.