Savannah Messenger PDF Pattern

(1 customer review)



The Savannah is super roomy and LOADED with pockets to keep you super organized! There are 2 side pockets and a back zipper pocket. Under the flap there is another zipper pocket, 3 large slip pockets, 3 medium slip pockets and 4 pen pockets. Inside the bag is a laptop slip pocket (Or whatever you wish to use it for! LOL) with a button closure, a zipper divider pocket and three slip pockets.

The flap closes with a hook and there is an adjustable strap! This bag has MANY uses including Weekender, Laptop Bag, School bag, Book Bag, Nappy Bag, Shopping Companion, Camera Bag and much more……

Finished size = 46cmW X 13cmD X 29cmH (18”W X 5”D X 11½”H)


The pattern for Savannah has 43 pages of instructions which include 87 step by step colour photos. There are 5 photos of the finished bag, printing instructions and test squares to check scale.  14 Pattern pieces are included and cutting measurements are given for the remaining pattern pieces. Measurements are provided in both Metric and Imperial!

PLUS a TEXT ONLY version (10 pages) of the instructions comes bundled with your pattern for printing purposes, should you not need or wish to print all of the photos! Simply refer to your electronic versions for photos if needed! Saves on ink!

Additional information

Pattern Type


ChrisW Designs


*Exterior Fabric: Suggested Canvas or Home Dec weight – 140cm (1-1½ Yards) of 140cm (55″) wide fabric (A guide only – may vary depending on your contrast choices and pocket fabric choices)
*Lining Fabric: Quilting weight – 180cm (1-1½ Yards) of 112cm (40″) wide fabric.
*Fusible Interfacing: Light-mid weight – 225cm (2½ Yards) – of 112cm (40″) wide fusible interfacing.
*Fusible Fleece. Mid weight – I used Vilene H 640 X50cm -90cm (1 Yard).
*Soft & Stable, Peltex or similar firm stabilizer. 1 X piece 50cm X 50cm (20″ X 20″)
*Matching Thread.
*1 piece 12.5cm X 48cm (5″ x 19″) of Template Plastic or similar firm support for bag base.

*1 piece 12.5cm X 48cm (5″ x 19″) of Template Plastic or similar firm support for bag base.
*2 X 36cm (14″) zippers for exterior front and back Zipper Pockets A (Or longer, cut to size!).
*1X 41cm (16″) zipper to match your Inside Divider Pocket H.
*1 X 3.8cm (1½”) Rectangular Metal Slider for the Strap
*2 X 3.8cm (1½”) Rectangular Rings for the Strap
*1 X 2.5cm (1″) Ring (Inside measurement) for the Flap Hook
*1 X (1¾”) long Hook X 2.5cm (1″) wide (Inside measurement of strap loop) for the Flap
*1 X 2.5cm (1″) Button

1 review for Savannah Messenger PDF Pattern

  1. Daryl

    This was the first ChrisW Design bag I ever made. It is loaded with pockets! I carried my laptop in this bag for years. There are places for paper notebooks, pens, your computer laptop, mouse, mouse pad, cords and so much more! I love the shape and style of the bag so much that I even made several smaller versions with fewer pockets to wear as a cross body bag. I sold about 3 bags that I made smaller and made one for myself and my daughter too. I did not test this bag, but became a bag tester for Christine shortly after making this bag. I still love that I can make this bag as is or make it smaller with fewer pockets. It will always be one of my favorite bags.

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