Well, last month I waited until the very end of the month to finish my March bag of the month. I have a busy April so I couldn't let that happen again. I finished my April bag of the month today.
The Midtown Messenger bag is from Betz White. The outer bag has a large slip pocket in the back and a divided slip pocket in the front. The front is closed by 2 tuck catches on a large flap closure. Under the flap, the inside of the bag has a recessed zipper closure.
She used waxed canvas as the bottom of her bag but I decided to use a suedelike upholstery fabric that I had on hand as well as a grey and cream zebra print home dec fabric. Although I love the look and the weight of these, I had a hard time sewing through several layers of the upholstery fabric for the straps. Next time I will remember my sewing machine's limits. It growled at me several times but was not injured during the making of this bag!
This bag has a padded inside pocket for a tablet. This was a fun bag to make and I will definitely make more when things slow down.