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How to Make The Kennedy Messenger Bag? – The Messenger Bag Masterclass: Tips And Tricks To Create Your Perfect Bag


From Scratch: DIY Steps to Craft Your Stunning Messenger

Handcrafting a messenger bag is not an intimidating or difficult task to take on. Many sources of information and tutorials are available online to teach you the process.


The first consideration should be the type of fabric that you want to use as your base material. Cotton, , , denim, and silk are popular choices for this task. Once you have your material in mind, cut out two pieces larger than your ’s desired size.

Choosing fabric and material is not just visual appeal; it also provides insulation from moisture and wind, which can affect how much items stay protected in storage. and cotton are breathable fabrics that allow air to circulate better, so they’re less likely to trap moisture against the material itself. Silk has natural protective properties due to its delicate fibers. and denim are durable, and they get just better looking after years.

How to Make the Kennedy Messenger (Video)

The Kennedy Bag is a great gender- pattern that can be made in your preferred large-scale print or utilize a more palette for a sleek and essential bag.

  1. Here are the sections of the pattern in case you wish to skip ahead in the video:
  2. Attach the Interfacing
  3. Attach the Accents
  4. Connect the Buckles
  5. Assemble the Strap
  6. Put Together the Zipper Pockets
  7. Attach the Divider Pocket
  8. Finish the Bag

Here are the products and tools that to use to make this sample bag:

  1. Navy cork fabric – (I utilized one 18″ x 27″ piece)
  2. Tula Pink ‘Zuma’ material
  3. Fasturn Tool
  4. Accuracy Turning Tool
  5. Beacon 3-1 Material Glue
  6. Buckles

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