Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Messenger Bag Tutorial now in PDF Format

I have been wondering for the longest time how I would be able to upload my tutorials in PDF format. A couple of days ago, I finally got to install Adobe Acrobat Professional in our computer. With a little experiment, I successfully converted my existing Word document into PDF. And just tonight, while viewing another blog, I accidentally discovered how I could make my file downloadable from the web. Excuse me if I sound like a complete idiot...I really am not but these things I am learning on my own!

And so, hopefully, this will work. If you want my Messenger Bag with Zip Top Closure tutorial in PDF format, you can now download it here. I will work on converting my other tutorials very soon...


  1. I can say your pdf download works perfect ;P

    Thank you very much for sharing!

  2. PDF works great. Thank you for doing this and sharing.
    A suggestion for you. In your PDF file it would be nice to see your blog banner and a reference to your blog so I will know and be able to share with others where I got the pattern from.

  3. Hi Cheryl, Thanks for the suggestion. I did just that in my new tutorial for the Journal Cover. It is now available for download, if you are interested. Have a great day!

  4. I'm planning on making a messenger bag using your tutorial and I was wondering about the whole flip the bag rightside out through the liner thing. Last time I did this, the interfacing I was using got a bit crumpled from being smooshed through the hole in the lining. How did you avoid that?


  5. Hi Sarah, I am not really an expert on interfacing but if you want your interfaced fabric to remain smooth and not 'wrinkly and carboardy', I suggest you use woven interfacing (instead on non-woven). It's a bit more expensive but worth it. Thanks for asking.

  6. Hi,
    Thanks for this good information.
    Regards from non woven bag =)

  7. grazie per il tutorial, molto bello e spiegato bene! Paola from Italy