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Jeronimo Messenger Bag - PDF sewing pattern

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PDF sewing pattern with instructions and video tutorial.

This is a PDF pattern in English available for instant download. You will not receive the completed bag.

The Jeronimo Messenger Bag is the perfect unisex leather crossbody bag with a lot of compartments for organizing your belongings. There is a slip pocket on the front, 3 zipper pockets and the main compartment has a recessed zipper. The flap closes with a magnetic fastener. If you line the bag (optional) there is also a slip pocket on the inside. The strap is adjustable with a slider.

The Jeronimo Messenger Bag is a small to medium sized bag. The perfect size to carry your daily essentials.
The finished dimensions are approximately:
H 10” (25 cm)
W 7,5” (19 cm)
D on bottom 4” D (10 cm)

The Jeronimo Messenger Bag is a raw edge bag with no lining. If you want to line this bag and want to learn how to do this: there is a free "add-on Lining" in the group files of the Jeronimo Messenger Bag - help and show off Facebook group. The pattern is designed for leather of approximately 2-3 oz.

The PDF pattern comes with full pattern pieces. Some pattern pieces are cut by dimensions. The pattern is tested by a team of testers.

The PDF pattern also has 30 pages of detailed instructions. There are more than 60 full color pictures to illustrate the instructions. There are a lot of instructions regarding sewing with leather.

To help you sew the Jeronimo Messenger Bag, you can watch a series of YouTube videos of making a Jeronimo Messenger Bag. The videos were kindly made by Christine Davis of Bags by Bags of Style.

You can click on the link below for the playlist. If this link does not work on your computer, you can copy and paste it to your web browser.

Be aware that, although Christine Davis made the videos, all questions about making the Jeronimo Messenger Bag should be addressed to Karin Cruijs at 

- Leather 2-3 oz (0.8 – 1.2 mm) 24” x 35” (60 cm x 90 cm)

- 1x magnetic fastener 1/2” (13 mm)

- 1x 1” (2.5 cm) buckle (three bars)

- 2x 1” (2.5 cm) rectangle ring

- 1x 1” (2.5 cm) triglide

- 60” (1.5 m) 1” (2.5 cm) nylon webbing

- 33" (84 cm) 5# zipper tape of 1 3/16” (3 cm) width with 4 5# zipper pulls

- Approx. 30” (76 cm) 3/8” (1 cm) twill tape

• Teflon foot or walking foot, teflon zipper foot
• 1/8” (3 mm) DST (double sided tape) or leather glue
• ruler
• craft knife and/or rotary cutter
• chalk and/or silver pen
• Wonder clips
• rivets with rivet press and hole puncher
• machine that can sew leather of 2-3 oz (0.8 – 1.2 mm thick)
• leather needle 16-18 (100-110)
• sewing thread, preferable a wt 40 tex 70 thread.
• some scrap pieces of Decovil light

You may sew the Jeronimo Messenger Bag to sell on small scale for personal use only. Once purchased, this pattern is not to be shared or reproduced in any way. 
Due to the digital nature of this product, refunds or returns can not be accepted.

If you need help regarding the Jeronimo Messenger Bag or if you want to show off your own Jeronimo Messenger Bag, please join the Facebook group Jeronimo Messenger Bag - help and show off
Of course, you can also contact me at
You will get a PDF (10MB) file