Campfire Messenger Bag PDF Pattern

Campfire Messenger Bag Pattern - Noodlehead

The Campfire Messenger Bag PDF Pattern is here! I’m excited that it’s available for sale now after being part of the Bag of the Month Club. Of course I don’t think the timing could get much better seeing as though were are in prime campfire season in the Northern Hemisphere! I love the clean lines of this bag and I think it translates really well in many different fabrics! Be sure to stop by the Bag of the Month flickr pool to view the Campfire Messenger Bags that the club members have made.

Campfire Messenger Bag - Noodlehead

My girls are already asking for customized Campfire bags of their choosing! We’ll see if I ever get to making them, although my kids do love packing a little bag when we go on longer car rides, so maybe I should bump it up the old to-do list?!

Campfire Messenger Bag Pattern - Noodlehead

Campfire Messenger Bag Pattern - Noodlehead

A few fun things about the Campfire Messenger Bag:

  • Feature your favorite print on the Flap
  • Adjustable cross-body strap
  • Zippered, pleated and slip pockets
  • Optional top zipper closure
  • Hardware flap closure, plus two additional closure options!

Campfire Messenger Bag Pattern - Noodlehead

Campfire Messenger Bag Pattern - Noodlehead

Campfire Messenger Bag Pattern - Noodlehead


Campfire Messenger Bag Pattern - Noodlehead

Fabric: Deco Print by Sarah Waterhouse (flap fabric on blue bag), Yoyogi Park by Skinny Laminx for Cloud9 Fabrics, and the reverse side of my favorite denim

Campfire Messenger Bag Pattern - Noodlehead

Below are the alternate closure options. I couldn’t resist not including the alternate closures in the pattern. I’ll blog about these two bags more in my next post, but hopefully it’ll give you a good idea of how the different closures look. I’m not sure I can pick a favorite.

Click here for more information or to purchase

Campfire Messenger Bag PDF Pattern by Anna Graham[Tuck lock closure option.]

Campfire Messenger Bag Pattern - Noodlehead[D-ring optional closure with leather. Mmmm leather.]

Thank you so much for being excited about my work. I truly appreciate all the kind emails and comments. Hope to see your versions of the #CampfireMessengerBag on Instagram and Facebook soon! Be sure to tag them so I can see!


19 thoughts on “Campfire Messenger Bag PDF Pattern

  1. Anya says:

    Is this going to be a hard copy pattern as well? Love it!

  2. Melinda dyer Martin says:

    As always I love them all. I have to say your workmanship is impeccable. Never a skipped stitch or a wonky corner. You are super talented. Thank you for sharing

  3. dolores says:

    This is fantastic….clean, crisp and such useful pockets in all the right places!!:)
    Hmmmmmm….wonder how easy it would be to make it wider so a Macbook would fit inside?:) My girl has been asking for something….hmmm….one pocket wider might work!;)

  4. Diane says:

    They are all so fun! I love how you put the fabrics together!

  5. Ruth says:

    I love this bag! Would you say it’s for advanced sewers only though? Looks a bit tricky for me as an intermediate sewer.

  6. Ruth says:

    Oops, sorry I just checked the pattern itself and of course you’ve got Skill Level on there! Intermediate sounds do-able for me! Going straight to the top of my wish list… My girls also love packing a bag of things to do for car trips and the pockets on this bag look perfect! Thank you!

  7. Sandra says:

    A great bag, and I agree with earlier comments–very fine workmanship (workwomanship?) I await the hardcopy pattern.

  8. Dittany says:

    You’ve done it again. Neat. Love it.

  9. Chandler says:

    I love this! I’m going to have to start practicing with my sewing machine again because this is a bag I definitely want to try my hand at!

  10. Susie says:

    Thank you for the sourcing info, Anna!

  11. Beautiful!
    I was wondering what fabric is used for the flap in the last bag with leather and d-ring closure?

  12. Sarah says:

    Another one on my list, and your book is on my birthday list – posted up on the fridge and saved in my Amazon Wish List since my family is bugging me for ideas.

  13. Anny says:

    So beautiful and professional!

  14. SHIRIHON says:


    1. Anna Graham says:

      Hi Shirihon,
      The pattern is available in my shop here:

  15. Amanda says:

    So glad this pattern came up on my Pinterest feed, I have been searching for THE purse/satchel for years. I can’t wait to try this!

  16. Terri Ramsdell says:

    I purchased this bag pattern and it was incomplete it has the flap and gusset pattern and that’s it plus instruction sheet. Was wondering how to get the rest. I paid $10.00 for this and was upset about not having it complete. Thanks for your time

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Hi Terri, thanks for your comment. The Campfire Messenger Bag pattern is a combination of pattern pieces and rectangular pieces to be cut with a ruler/cutting mat/gridded ruler. The sizes of the rectangular pieces are found on page 3 of the PDF (or page 2 of the instruction booklet if you’re using the paper version of the pattern).
      Let me know if you have further questions. 🙂
      Thank you!

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