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DIY – Waxed Canvas Messenger Bag


Waxed Canvas Bag Tutorial – DIY Messenger Bag

Watch our video tutorial where we teach you how to create a waxed canvas bag from Canvas Etc products.

Messenger bags are great for men and women alike. First of all, waxed canvas is water resistant and allow you to carry your belongings in all kinds of weather! This bag is large enough to hold a tablet and/or a book. Ride your bike with the bag! Show off your style with a canvas bag. Busy students love messenger bags.

What You Need to Make Your Own DIY Waxed Canvas Messenger Bag

Product List

Waxed canvas
Lining –
Interfacing –


Other Supplies (to be purchased from your local craft store)

  • Push Lock
  • Zipper
  • 2 Rectangular Rings
  • Shoulder Adjuster Ring
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Tape Measure
  • Double sided tape
  • Clips
  • Tape
  • Seam ripper
  • Pen
  • Post-It notes

Waxed Canvas Messenger Bags Uses

For Commuting – Keep your belongings dry and safe. As a result, you can carry this bag during air and train travel.

As a Diaper Bag – Keep wipes, diapers and snacks safe and dry. Therefore, as a diaper bag, our DIY waxed canvas messenger bag is convenient and easy-to-carry with kids in tow.

On Bike Rides – Carry water or school books in this DIY messenger bag while riding your bike! Seems like his unisex, rugged bag stays out of the way when riding to your destination.

As a Purse – Furthermore, this cool bag looks good on anyone! Looking for a modern and practical accessory? Also, it will go great with a variety of outfits!

Finally, you can find more Canvas Etc tutorials here, and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel to get more sewing and craft tutorials.

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