7 Practical Crossbody Bag Patterns to Sew

What’s in your bag? Probably a whole lot of stuff! I love sewing my own bags, because I know I can add all the features I need. To help you finding the best crossbody bag patterns, I’ve sifted through our pattern marketplace and picked a few of my favorites.

7 crossbody bag patterns to sew

1. The Poketto Pouch

A useful crossbody bag should be big enough to contain your phone, wallet and those other things you can’t live without — and it should keep them safe with a zipper closure. This patterns all that, plus a nice peekaboo design on the outside to showcase your best fabrics. The top-notch detail? Leather handles!

2. Walking Dog Bag

This slim beauty is perfect for going on a stroll with your dog and bringing just the essentials: your phone, keys, a few dog treats and plastic bag or two. Keep your hands free to hold the leash and pet your pup. My favorite detail: One of the pockets has basically no closures, so you can easily (and promptly) access to dog treats!

3. The Anti-Theft Wallet 

If you’re in a big city, you might need this medium-sized bag. The slim bag has a hidden detail: a detachable anti-theft coin purse! It keeps your money safe from sticky fingers, but it’s still easy for you to find inside the bag when you need it. I suggest sewing it by refashioning a pre-loved woolen coat or jeans.

4. Hands-Free Asymmetrical Bag

I designed this bag for a mom of a little girl who couldn’t stand still more than one minute — mom needed to have her hands at the ready, plus all her daily essentials within reach. There’s a place for everything, since it’s totally customized. It can even be put in the washing machine, since there’ no interfacing. It’s been heavily used for years!

5. Frida Jelly Frame

Let’s get fancy! This handbag is designed to fit a small to middle size jelly frame purse and can double as a crossbody bag with a detachable cord option. You can choose any kind of fabric to dress it up or down, depending on your personal taste.

6. Zip-To-It: Zippered Crossbody

This slightly more advanced pattern creates an eye-catching design — just look at those curved zippers on top! This bag includes two zippered pouches that join to form a third middle section, closed by magnetic snaps. It’s the perfect travel bag and will wonderfully showcase up to three coordinated fabrics.

7. Corcoran Cross Body Bag

In search of an everyday crossbody bag pattern? Look no further! Seven pockets are included with this one. Some are closed with a zipper, others are slightly padded to pamper your electronic devices. 

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16 Responses to “7 Practical Crossbody Bag Patterns to Sew”
  1. sinistral9654221

    When are you going to make patterns available again? I’ve been waiting ever since the company changed ownership. For a year and a half, I’ve seen messages that say they should be available “next month.” I’m a Premium member, and I really miss the patterns. To me they were more valuable than the classes.

  2. Alma Frey
    Alma Frey

    Hello, there are no links. I been looking for a crossbody bag class or pattern, there is one class but is not the type I’m looking for. please post links

  3. Lorraine

    I can NOT find the link for these classes?? Please fix! premium member!! this is just what I was searching for!!

  4. sharen

    Where are the patterns for these bags? Why would you have a page like this on your site without links to the patterns????

    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Sharen!

      We do apologize for the inconvenience. We are in the process of adding hundreds of downloads to the website. They should all be added by the end of the month. Thanks!

  5. Clarence Peleeheid
    Clarence Peleeheid

    No way to ge the patterns eventhough I am connected as a premium member. Don’t really understand… I thought that being a premium member gave access to all the classes/links/patterns but obviously not . It’s disappointing . I don’t remember: was it the same with the «previous » Craftsy?

  6. Karen ELLSHORE
    Karen ELLSHORE

    This was listed as free access for 12 months, yet everything you can look at comes with an extra charge, so disappointed that it is false advertising

    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Karen,

      Thank you for contacting us. With your Premium membership you get access to 1,500+ classes. It is very important that you are login to your Account Dashboard to access the classes. If you aren’t you will be asked to pay for the class. I have included a “Site Navigation” link to help you navigate the website.


      If you have further questions, please chat, email or call Customer Service at 1-888-891-7203.



      • harrinw@gmail.com

        I’m logged in with premium membership and there are no links….just as everyone else is reporting

  7. Galanthus9@icloud.com

    Please can someone tell us where to find these patterns? I keep coming across this issue where patterns are listed but not here. Is Craftsy still transferring the website? Or are they no longer available?

  8. Carolyn Tuller
    Carolyn Tuller

    So far what I’ve seen is that everything offered here is available on youtube for free, What a waste – I won’t be renewing.