While I’m at it, here is my Tsuru messenger that I made way back in June. (I have a backlog of unblogged projects.) I fell head over heels for Rashida Coleman Hale’s Tsuru fabric line and wanted to make something that I could use often, though I do also want to use the remaining bits for a quilt. I wanted a new day satchel and Aleah’s No Time To Sew Messenger bag tutorial seem to fit the bill: simple, easy to sew, and is a useful size for non-work jaunts. It didn’t take me too long either, maybe about 5 hours from start to finish?
Also a bonus: searching for this fabric introduced me to Drygood Designs, which Art call “the Speakeasy sewing store.”
This bag has gotten quite a lot of use over the year. It’s been to two weddings (fits a camera, sweater, water bottle, cell phone…), the ballet, the zoo, festivals, and many other Seattle excursions.