Subscribe to Our Newsletter




This pattern is now available direct from Fenna at FABulous Home Sewn.

Alternatively it comes as part of One Thimble Issue 15 – available here.


Out of stock

This is an INTERMEDIATE level pattern.

This listing is for those who wish to purchase the Military Messenger Bag as a single PDF pattern.

The Military Messenger Bag pattern features:
– Finished size approx: Height 12” x Width 10.75” x Depth 2”
– magnetic snaps
– bellow pockets highlighted by grommets
– adjustable strap
– options: asymmetrical flap with 1 pocket or symmetrical flap with 2 pockets
– metric + imperial measurements

If you purchase the One Thimble Digital Sewing Magazine Issue 15, you’ll receive everything in this PDF as part of it.


1. This listing is for a PDF Pattern not a completed item or a printed paper pattern.
2. Following purchase you will receive an (INSTANT AUTO SENT) email to your PayPal account which will contain a link to this PDF. You can also access your pattern by “logging in” to your account (you will be prompted to set up an account during checkout).
3. If you have computer issues and have any issues getting your link or downloading your pattern please let me know
4. If you have any questions about the pattern you can ask in the Facebook group at , or via email at
5. This PDF pattern comes with a cottage license. What that means is that if you sew from home to sell at markets or online via Facebook, etsy, madeit etc. you can definitely sell items made from these patterns without needing to purchase a separate license. You can not get people to sew items made from these patterns for you to on-sell. Where appropriate please credit the pattern with a statement like “made with a FABulous Home Sewn Pattern” or similar.
Please note the patterns themselves, the photographs & the content of the PDF IS covered by copyright and may not be shared. It is for your personal use only. Each person who wishes to use these patterns should purchase their own copy.
If you are unclear on this please ask at
6. Every effort has been made to ensure that the included patterns & tutorials are accurate, however One Thimble accepts no responsibility or liability for any errors, omissions, loss or damages or other consequences arising from the included information, patterns & tutorials. The views and comments expressed by contributors are not necessarily that of the editor. You should consult experts for advice specific to your circumstances before relying on any of the included information.
7. Prices are displayed on the website in Australian Dollars exclusive of GST and VAT. Taxes will be calculated and displayed at checkout after you’ve entered your address. Your paypal invoice will be in Australian dollars. The rate of conversion from other currencies to Australian dollars will be shown at the bottom of your paypal invoice.

1x 2” (5 cm) Adjustable Slider
2x 2” (5 cm) Rectangular Rings
2.75 yards (2.5m) 2” (5 cm) Webbing
1 or 2 Magnetic Snaps
2 or 4 Grommets/Eyelets 0.25” (6.35mm) (Optional)
1 pkg Fusible Fleece (FF) (22”x36” (56 x 91cm))
1 yd Main Fabric (Bottom Weight)
1 yd Lining (Quilting Weight or Similar)
Velcro (Optional)
Scrap OR ¾ yd (69 cm) Lightweight Interfacing (You’ll need the ¾ yd (69 cm) if you are replacing the Webbing with your own straps.)