Small messenger Purple swirl print cotton

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About this Product

This messenger bag is made with a purple swirl print cotton. I used a purple cotton to line the interior and pockets that matches the exterior and silver hardware.

MEASUREMENTS AND FEATURES: Please review these measurements carefully to ensure the bag you wish to purchase will meet your needs

Body Height 7 1/4" Width 9"


Front zipper pocket - Height 5.5" Width 9"

Front pocket- Height 4" Width 6" 

Inside zipper pocket - Height 6.5" Width 9" 

Inside slip pockets- Height 5 1/4" Width 4" Pen slot in between the slip pockets

Back pocket - Height 6.5" Width 9"  Side depth- 2"

Ykk locking zippers - Locks when pushed down flat

Strap adjusts from 28"- 50" at full length and is 1 1/4" wide.

My seams are all double stitched and edges surged for a finished interior. This bag has the same design as the larger messenger just in a smaller size. There are a lot of pockets (for more details see the list below). It also is one of my most popular designs as it can hold so much more than you think it can in a small bag.

I love buying goods from the hands that create them for a few reasons. One, I like knowing where/who my money is going to. Two, the quality of handcrafted items tends to be so much higher. And three, I like having something that isn't mass produced and owned by millions of others around the world.

My bags were designed to be highly functional, great looking and crazy comfortable. The idea born from years of frustration with bags that cut into my shoulders, snaps and zippers that broke shortly after purchase and others around me with the same experiences... How many bags do you have in your closet that you love/loved, but for one reason or another, don't use? Now that I make my own bags, I can answer that question with....ZERO ; ^ ).

Thank you for visiting my shop and supporting the hands of hand crafters across this globe! lara

Lara Howe Designs

Springfield, OR
Welcome to Lara Howe Designs, where every bag I make is one of a kind or a limited edition item.
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Meet the Maker

My first sewing experience was when I was about 6 or 7. My mother gave me a little sewing kit and using the fabric from a dress I had out grown, sat beneath the apple tree in our backyard and stitched together my first purse.

Years later in my home economics class, Mrs. Kuesler introduced me to the sewing machine and a hot iron and well.... I knew in that moment I had found my "chocolate" in life. You know, the thing that really gets your creative juices flowing and just down right makes you happy. 

It wasn't until our second child was born that I had the idea to sell some of my homemade creations at our local handcraft market. That was 30 years ago... I am still selling at that same market to date.

Thanks to my customers at the Eugene Oregon Saturday Market who pushed me to go on-line with my products, I now ship my bags all over the world now... It just amazes me. Every sale puts a smile on my face and inspires me to keep creating. It's a blessing, as sewing isn't something I's part of who I am. I can no more stop sewing than breathing, it would seem. 

I thank you for visiting my shop and hope you enjoy what you see! If you do...please share or tell a friend. Word of mouth has kept me in business for 3 decades now and I count my blessings for y'all daily!

lara howe

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How it’s Made

Materials used in creating this messenger style bag: Quilters cotton, stabilizer, snaps and metal hardware.

Shop Policies

Returns are welcome within 7 days after delivery. Refunds, minus cost of shipping, will be submitted immediately upon receipt of item(s). Please note that all items must be unused, free of scents and animal dander.

Shop Reviews (205)


I'v seen this persons work, it's excellent quality. The only issue with my purchase was entirely the fault of the us postal service who sadly lost my bag and are now giving me the run around on the insurance this seller was wonderful enough to have put on the package.