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.
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.