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Hot Hues Crossbody FOOLER Bag


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Skills Needed

  • Buttonholes
  • Pockets
  • Zipper

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Pattern Details

Inspired by my mom's need for something to carry on days when she "doesn't have pockets", the Hot Hues Convertible Crossbody Fooler Bag may be your answer to trying to follow fickle fashion trends! Imagine making a simple crossbody bag that you can update the look of from season to season, just by changing the button-on flap... or switching out the strap. Instead of spending big bucks trying to keep up with the latest "hot hue", create your own trendy accessory that can transform just by buttoning or clipping! Oh, and in case you're wondering, the top edge does not open up - hence, the "Fooler" part of the name. The Hot Hues Convertible Crossbody Fooler Bag is not only a fashionable choice for young and old alike, its two pockets provide roomy storage for just enough stuff for a handsfree shopping day or an evening at the movies. Note: this is a 46 page PDF with over 80 photos to help you be successful! ATTENTION! Re: the review below that laments the lack of instructions for "lining" the bag... this was NOT DESIGNED TO HAVE A TRADITIONAL LINING. As indicated in the original text above, the bag itself DOES NOT OPEN UP and consists of just the two pockets on the front and back; the flap does not cover an opening to any traditional "interior". On page 29 of the pattern (see photo), there is a heading that reads "Close Up Top Seam". If this instruction is ignored, you will end up with a bag that opens up into a mess, but this was — obviously — not the intention of the design. As with all projects, read carefully, follow the instructions and you will not have issues. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY While this is classified as a beginner level project, it is written for someone who has successfully completed a couple of simple sewing projects in the past (ideally, something like a zippered pouch or wristlet). It would be preferable if you were not intimidated by the idea of zippers and buttonholes, even if you have not had previous experience with them. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Your completed bag will be about 9" high by 7" wide at the top (23cm x 18cm). Width at the bottom will be somewhere between 9" to 10" (23-25cm) depending on how you finish off the corners (standard or boxed). Due to the nature of digital products, all PDF pattern sales are final.

Recommended with this pattern

  • Several coordinating/contrasting fabrics (3 fat quarters in total should suffice); total fabric usage depends on whether you make fabric straps
  • Up to 1/3 yd/m of Decor Bond or Pellon SF101
  • 18' x 10" (46cm x 26cm) piece of Pellon 987F (fusible fleece)

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eSheep Designs
A seamstress in my younger years, I abandoned the hobby for three decades. Then I discovered that people sewed "stuff" other than clothes and blankets. What an eye-opener! The discovery has led to me to take a personal sewing journey... one that will hopefully see me progress from student to designer. Thanks to places like Craftsy & Spoonflower, I am well on my way! Come visit my blog at