Mini Messenger Bag


The Mini Messenger Bag is probably one of the most made projects in our sewing studio. It’s perfect for kid size, works great for both boys and girls and the kids just love it. It stays pretty simple with just the flap closure and the strap is made of webbing (with option for a fabric strap). The bag is made up of one pattern piece, so no lining up bag with flap. A guaranteed crowd pleaser!

This project is #3 in a series of 5 kids sewing projects that are part of the What’s in your Bag Sewing Project Curriculum.


We’ve created the What’s in your Bag sewing project theme & curriculum so kids can sew their very own bags! A cuff, a wristlet, a purse, a backpack and a messenger bag! Yep, you guessed it! This sewing project theme is all about bags! There’s no denying that everyone loves bags! SEW how about learn to make some on the sewing machine?  What’s in your Bag sewing project curriculum theme includes five brand new carry-all accessories that can be customized in many shapes and forms.

What’s in your Bag sewing curriculum theme includes everything you need to teach your very first successful kids sewing class!  This project download includes lesson plan, pattern & tutorial for the Mini Messenger Bag project shown in the photos.

It is important to note: When you purchase this sewing project curriculum from Hipstitch Academy you are entitled to teach & reproduce these sewing projects with your sewing students as many times as you would like. Please note, this is not the case with most sewing projects you find or purchase from other sources. 

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-All projects are totally adorable & wearable.
-All projects can be easily customized to fit any sized child.
-All projects are simple enough for any beginning stitcher, yet tutorial includes methods for making projects more challenging for more experienced students.
-All projects require 1 yard or less of basic sewing fabric.
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Here is everything included in the Project Package Download:

-PDF print-at-home sewing pattern.
-PDF print-at-home project tutorials with full color photographs for each step.
-Lesson plan for teaching project (included in tutorial).
-New sewing concepts and vocabulary with each project (included in tutorial).
-Suggestions for shortening and lengthening each project based on class time restraints and students skill levels (included in tutorial).
-Three Hi-Res photographs of all finished projects to be used for marketing purposes.
-Projects that have actually been tested (multiple times) in kids sewing classes.
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