Cross Body Bag & Bonus Patterns!

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Cross Body Bag & Bonus Patterns! Pattern


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Sewing: Cross Body Bag & Bonus Patterns!
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Cross Body Bag & Bonus Patterns! Different colorways
Cross Body Bag & Bonus Patterns! Bonus pattern Mug Mats!
Cross Body Bag & Bonus Patterns! Bonus pattern Cosmetic Bag!

Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Pattern Description:

**This pattern is FULLY illustrated with REAL photos throughout the process so you can see exactly the steps taken to produce these projects! No artistic renderings, but real photos taken as the items were made!

As a sewer for over 40 years and now a quilter, I have a penchant for using ALL fabric, even scraps!. This bag and the bonus patterns included show how even the most humble strips of fabric can be made into something beautiful!

This was designed literally in one night, out of necessity to have a compact bag that would be hands free for a serious shopping trip! It had to be large enough to hold a wallet, keys, cell phone and camera but not be too large to be a burden while shopping.

It's fun, easy, can be quilted or not.

Bonus patterns are made from the scraps left over after making the purse! A zippered cosmetic bag (used a reclaimed zipper from clothing with a nice zipper pull) and a set of 4 mug mats!

Nothing goes to waste when I sew, this bag is proof that even odd strips of fabric can be used to create beautiful and useful items!


  • 80/12 and 90/14 needles.
  • 1 yard cotton fabric based on 42" width
  • 1 yard scraps stitched together in strips
  • Thin batting for between stripped piecing and backing

You Will Also Need:

  • Matching thread
  • Magnetic closure
  • Purse strap hardware (2) loops

About Designer

About Designer

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When I was 12 and my oldest sister 16, she had the unbelievable patience to teach me how to lay out a pattern. She explained all the symbols, terms, sewing order etc. Had it not been for her inspiring me at that age to sew, I would never have enjoyed over 40 years of sewing as I have!

Throughout the years, I have sewn about every craft possible, made my children clothes until they reached ...

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