DIY Messenger Bag : Sewing the Inner Bag ( Part 3.0 )

First step is to sew up the inner pocket … The pocket in the black messenger bag is just 2 layers. Here, I added another layer ( tarp ) to create a stiff pocket so that an elastic band can be sewn on top.

Copy of sewing the inner bag-2

When you flip the pocket back to the correct side, the tarp will be sandwiched between the outer and inner fabric, like so :


The elastic band can be used for holding earphones / charger / keys :


Even with the stiff interfacing, the pocket gets pulled a bit. When the sides are sewn , it should hold it back in place.