Jack Bauer Messenger Bag

It’s hard to find bag patterns that are suitable for men, so I decided to create a replica of the trusty bag that Jack Bauer always carries on “24.”  Jack’s bag is basically a green canvas army surplus bag (although in later seasons he may have upgraded to something leather).

Messenger Bag - Front

I haven’t written up this pattern yet, but I have all the notes for it (someplace).  This is one of the first patterns I plan to write up to include in my line of patterns I am developing.  This bag has several exterior pockets, roomy interior, and a small zippered pocket in the lining.  I plan to revise the pattern so that the handle is adjustable, and maybe add two front  closures to it (instead of just the single one).

Messenger Bag - Interior

This bag is made out of black canvas, and I used a light black cotton for the lining.  I broke at least two needles sewing the bottom seams where all the pockets, lining, etc. come together (the thickness is about 8 – 10 layers of fabric).

Messenger Bag - Side

This would look great in leather or any type of canvas.  If making for a woman, you could even use some of the funky oilcloth with the super-saturated colors.  I hope to have the pattern written up sometime in the next few months – so stay tuned!

Keep it thimble!

3 thoughts on “Jack Bauer Messenger Bag

  1. Please let me know when you have a pattern as I’ll be happy to buy one from you. This is just what I’ve been looking for!

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