Over the weekend I took a break and decided that it was time to experiment with the mini messenger bag that I have been itching to make.
I think it's perfect for Autumn and although it's small, don't let its size fool you as you can carry your phone, wallet and keys. I used a dark gray suede fabric and a heavy weight black cotton canvas interior that has a subtle pebbled texture. Under the flap - you'll find two exterior pockets while inside there is another pocket to hold your keys, cell phone and I-Pod, etc. For a closure, I decided to a magnetic snap to secure the Flap. I also added an adjustable strap that is long enough to wear cross-body or if shorten to carry as a shoulder bag.
My order from my handbag hardware supplier in China finally arrived so there were no more excuses. I had purchased smaller hardware than I usually use for the regular sized messenger bags so that I could make a narrower adjustable strap. I love the cross-body look!
All in all, I am happy with the results, but I am sure that I will be tweaking the next one, I think I may make the flap a little longer and perhaps add a zippered pocket instead of the slip pocket, or perhaps I will make both.
You can find the Mini Messenger here.