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I’ve been sewing for 35+ years and have enjoyed trying many new techniques along the way. I enjoy writing eBooks that work for most levels of sewists, from confident beginner to advanced.

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Amanda Cross-Body Purse

from Funktional Threads Patterns
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Amanda Cross-Body Purse
Amanda Cross-Body Purse Example 3
Amanda Cross-Body Purse Example 2
Amanda Cross-Body Purse Example 1
Amanda Cross-Body Purse Cover
Amanda Cross-Body Purse Size & yardage

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic construction

Pattern Description:

The Amanda Cross-Body Purse is the perfect pattern for creating fun and functional purses for yourself and friends. The pattern includes 3 sizes of the purse as well as several options, such as pockets, contrast panels, etc.

I've been sewing for 30+ years and have enjoyed trying many new techniques along the way. I wrote this eBook for most levels of sewers, from confident beginner to advanced.

The e-book includes:
* 3 sizes of the finished purse
* Pattern pieces and instructions
* Dozens of color photos and illustrations
* Printable pattern pages

Materials you'll need:
* Woven 'quilters' cotton or similar weight

* Thread
* One 2.5yds package corded piping (optional)
* Quilt Batting
* Midweight Interfacing
* Zippers
* Purse hardware - 1" slider and ring set

Equipment you'll need:
Sewing machine, scissors, ruler or measuring tape, iron and ironing board, straight pins

Recommended equipment:
Zipper foot

You are purchasing instructions to make an Amanda Cross-Body Purse and not a finished purse. The photos of finished purses show what the completed project looks like.

Terms of use and copyright
Copyright Funktional Threads 2014
The information and patterns in this e-book may be used for personal sewing or small scale commercial purposes in limited quantities. The book itself and any information within it may not be reproduced in any form and is protected by US and International copyright laws.


  • Fabric
  • Batting
  • Interfacing

You Will Also Need:

  • Zipper