Last year, I visited the Stich Lab in Austin and purchased a pattern for a messenger bag.
The pattern comes with a medium size and a large size pattern.
I used some gingerbread fabric that my sister gave me, along with a candy cane and also a polka dot remnant.
I wanted to make the purse a bit firmer, so I used interfacing and canvas.
I pieced the flap in order to add some festivity and color.
Polka Dot lining
I think I will use canvas for the next messenger bag I make.
I had seen some pretty canvas at Hobby Lobby.