Keyka Lou Messenger Bag

Japanese Linen Messenger Bag

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.

Now available in my Etsy Shop.



4 thoughts on “Keyka Lou Messenger Bag

    • Thanks Natalie, if you haven’t tried Keyka Lou’s patterns, please do give them a try, they’re great and super cute! Good point about the strap, I purchased that from Quilt A Bag in Vaughan, they have a lot of Japanese fabrics and I belive this is part of the Echino line. (Someone correct me if I’m wrong!)

  1. Hi Tabatha, I have tried a few of her patterns they are great. I think Quilt A Bag is going to be at Creativ Festival next weekend. I can’t wait to go I will have to put myself on a budget so I do buy too much. What I really want to find is oil clothe as I haven’t been able to find it around here. Hopefully it will not be $20.00 per Meter as I have seen advertised on line if it is I would be taking any of it home.

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