Last week I got together with some friends to make a messenger bags. We had a great time and accomplished a whole bunch. Of course, we were sewing until 11 o' clock at night, but at the end we all sported a brand new bag.
I used Joel Dewberry's Modern Meadow in the pink colorway to make mine. Normally I don't use pink in projects that I make for myself, but I felt like doing something different. Girly-ness isn't gonna kill me, right?
I made up the pattern based on one that I found in the book Sew What! Bags, which includes 18 pattern-free projects. The pattern-free part of this book is what I love the most, second only to the wonderful projects that can be customized to your own needs and tastes. Really, it's a good one!