Here is a very cute and bright messenger bag that boys or girls will love. The PDF downloadable pattern and instructions for this bag/purse are both detailed and easy to follow and can be made by a beginner bag sewer.
You can make the bag using felt or with printed fabric and you can also choose to close the flap of the bag using a magnetic snap or velcro.
To simplify the bag even further you can also substitute the shoulder strap with a bag ribbon that is quicker to sew.
The finished size of the bag is approximately 5.7″ wide by 7.3″ high by 2.0″ deep and the bag pattern is courtesy of Puperita Patterns.