Brancaster Messenger Bag

Learn the basics of bag making while making your own Brancaster Messenger Bag:

Cut pattern pieces;  make a matching strap; install a 2 prong magnetic snap set; cut and apply fusible fleece and interfacing; topstitching tips; make a tassel if using cork or vinyl. 

Brancaster Messenger Bag Supply List

9 ½” H x 13”W


  • Sewing Machine, in good working order
  • Thread:  match to color of bag                                                   
  • Scissors                                                        
  • Seam ripper
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Rotary Mat
  • 6” x 24” ruler
  • If using vinyl, please bring a Teflon or Rolling foot for your machine. Cork can be sewn with a regular foot.
  • Iron and Ironing Mat if you have them. There are some available on site so don’t buy one especially for class.  It is handy if everyone has their own.
  • Brancaster Messenger Bag by Charlie’s Aunt (available at Cut Up and Quilt or online)
  • Hardware: One set 18mm/3/4” magnetic snap (2 prong installation)


  • Bag: ¾ yd.
  • Contrast front pocket: ¼ yd. (need an 8” x 16”rectangle; if using cork or vinyl, add 4” for the tassel so you need an  8” x 20” rectangle
  • Contrast front pocket and strap: ⅔ yd.  
  • Lining: ¾ yd.
  • Fusible fleece, 44” wide (Bag Body): ⅓ yd.  (Can use 809 Décor bond fusible interfacing instead.)
  • SF 101 Shapeflex fusible interfacing: 1 ¼ yd.

Optional: 2 or 3 large buttons as shown on pattern

Optional:  2” x 12” rectangle of plastic canvas for bag base

Cutting Party:

Friday, Feb. 2, 2018
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Get a head start on cutting and interfacing your Brancaster Bag. If you can’t come Friday night, you can catch up on Saturday during class.

✂Bring a lunch or snack for the long day of sewing!


Requirements: Brancaster Messenger Bag pattern by Charlie's Aunt Hardware: One set 18/mm/3/4" magnetic snap (2 prong installation) See supply list for additional information
Instructor: Jean Kritenbrink 712-309-6509

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