Cross Body Bag pattern – POTM

Just what I've been looking for.  A cross-body bag sewing pattern with lots of pockets inside and out and lots of options.

Carry everything you need and stay hands free with this handy Cross Body Bag pattern.  Go fancy with smart hardware and adjustable strap, or keep it simple without these optional extras.

With both open and zipper pockets front and back, inside and outside, you can keep everything organised and in its place.  Roomy enough to carry a tablet but smart enough to use as a purse.

Just what I've been looking for.  A cross-body bag sewing pattern with lots of pockets inside and out and lots of options.

As usual the step by step video will show you how to get a great finish in easy steps, and all the options you can consider along the way.  The video here just gives you an over-view of the bag.  If you go for the pattern, there is a full 30 minute step by step video to show you how to sew it and which discusses the options you can pick.

Finished size, approx. 10 inches wide, by 11.5 inches tall, by 2 inches deep, plus strap.

Just what I've been looking for.  A cross-body bag sewing pattern with lots of pockets inside and out and lots of options.

Pattern rating = Intermediate

Let’s take a look at what you can make from the Cross Body Bag Pattern

Here’s a quick over view of the bag, the features, the pockets, the straps, closures and options so you can see if this pattern is for you.  There is a separate video for the step by step tutorial and the link for this is in the sewing pattern download.

Materials needed for the Cross Body Bag pattern

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You can download the pattern from my design account on Craftsy.  Add it to your cart and check out.  The pattern will be saved in your Pattern Library safely until you are ready to sew, then you can download and print it at any time.

Buy a hardware Kit

You can buy a complete hardware kit with all of the pieces you need for this bag from this International Etsy Seller – HERE.

Hardware kit blog size

Just what I've been looking for.  A cross-body bag sewing pattern with lots of pockets inside and out and lots of options.

The pattern tester versions

Emma –  I used a pre-quilted double sided fabric for mine.  Gave a lovely finished bag that I love, but using such a thick fabric did make it a bit more tricky to sew.  I love the design and the size and the fact it has lots of pockets.

Emma b

Judy at Stoney Sews – Ease of construction make this a good go to bag. Really love the simple design features that could be easily enhanced. The bag could be made “manly” with some faux or real leather and would make a super Father’s Day gift. Also, we hike a lot and could see this made up in heavy cordura for a nice satchel to take for a day hike.

Judy

DianeI liked the design of the bag and thought it would make a great gift (I have a lot of purses already). When I finished it, I loved it so much, I am not giving it to anyone! Will make this again and again.

Diane

Jane – I loved the bright, cheery fabric that was used in the pattern instructions. It was a very inviting pattern.  I loved the fact that this pattern has so many design options. It can be made in so many different ways. If a person has completed at least one bag pattern, they can absolutely handle this pattern. Because of all the design options, it’s almost a bag making class in one pattern!

Jane

Linda – Great bag! Great size, big enough for everything but not too big so everything gets loss in it. I love all the options for the strap. If somebody doesn’t have the necessary hardware, there is other options. And all the pockets available, you can easily keep everything organized. The pockets turn out even better with all those pockets behind the zipper pockets! Great to go to a markets, on a trip or shopping. Also so many options for making it with one, 2 or 3 fabrics you can easily custom make it to your own taste.   

Great bag pattern. This pattern has so many possibilities that you could make it again and again and never have the same results. I love the size of it and all the great pockets. Thanks Deby for all your hard work in coming up with this great pattern.

Linda

Jemma – I thought it was a great pattern. Not difficult to do but enough intricacy to keep people interested. I love this bag!!!

Jemma

Theresa at the DIY Page – Exactly what I need in a bag. Big enough to hold my kindle or tablet, lots of pockets. I’m thinking of making my next one as a convertible backpack/cross body bag. The video really demystified the process for me. I’m very happy with my first ever foray into bag making.

Theresa

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20 Responses to Cross Body Bag pattern – POTM

  1. Hiromi Askin says:

    I just purchased this pattern at crafty and try to watch video again and again. But it doesn’t work . Is there any way to watch the video?

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      Hi Hiromi, sorry you’re having issues. I just checked the Youtube link printed on Page 3 of the pattern and it is working fine. It works best if you click on the link from the PDF rather than trying to re-type it. Let me know if this doesn’t work for you and I can email the link to you directly.

  2. Cynthia Phillips says:

    I love this pattern. I have some fabric that would, for appearances sake, be bettere without the flap. I’d like to us a zipper across the top instead. Would you suggest a recessed zipper or sis there another way to add a zipper closure?

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      In that case a recessed zipper, but since you are the one changing the pattern I would really love to hear what you have done to transformed it your taste.. Cheers!

  3. Ninne says:

    Hi!
    Do you sell bags in this pictures ?
    Love ninne

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      Hi Ninne, we sell the pattern for the bag on the page but we don’t sell the finished product. If you sew, give it a try!

  4. Jo says:

    Thanks Mayra. It worked fine this morning. I don’t know why it was uncooperative last night.

  5. Jo says:

    Hi. When I clicked the link to purchase the cross-body bag it took me to Craftsy but then the purchase button didn’t work there.

    I’m looking forward to getting this pattern. I’ve been thinking about it for a while so was really excited to see it as the POTM. ☺

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      Hi Jo, I just checked the links on our site and on Craftsy. They seemed to work for me. You have to log in to Craftsy to purchase. Can you give it another try and let me know how you go?

  6. Sharon Munsey says:

    When I click the link to download this POTM cross body bag the price craftsy is trying to charge me s £4.88 which isnt the equivalent of $3.50/3.95 as advertised. How can I purchase at this lower price please?

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      Hi Sharon, you’re absolutely correct. I guess the Craftsy system didn’t save the price change I made just before the email went out. It has been changed now, for sure, but I think it may take a few minutes for the Craftsey system to update. Please don’t pay the higher price. The sale price should be showing soon. Please try back in an hour if that’s OK.

      • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

        Hi Sharon, I can see the correct price is now live so feel free to try your purchase again.

  7. Rhondda Hay says:

    I have made this bag and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. I get many compliments and requests for me to make them one, but I have to say “no” you can buy the pattern from SSE. I plan on making at least 2 more in the near future as it is so very versatile with all the pockets, zippers and pouches. Thank you so very much for taking what must have been a very considerable time to make the video. You have a very easy-to-listen-to teaching manner and that makes the construction process such a pleasure, removing the need to interpret written instructions. I am looking forward to your next bag pattern and accompanying video.

  8. Dave says:

    Thanks for this pattern, good instructions &video, makes a good looking bag, I made mine with waxed canvas for outer and cotton duck for the liner,
    Thanks, Dave

  9. Laura says:

    Hi Deby, What studs (not exactly sure what they are called) did you use on the tabs on your green bag? Love the bag and tutorial. Thanks!

    • Hi Laura, these are some screw in bag feet I had – I think they look really cool as studs. But I only had a couple left over to play with. You don’t find the nice screw in ones very often, that look as nice on the reverse.

  10. Lorraine says:

    WOW. Just purchased the pattern and watched the video. I can’t wait to make it. I am going to make some additions to make this a convertible backpack. This is the perfect pattern for it, something I have been looking for the past year. Thank you so much!

    • Sounds like a great lan. If you added some d-rings tothe bottom corners and made two adjustable straps you could certainly use it like a backpack. I hope you’ll share a photo when you are done Lorraine.

  11. Emmy says:

    Thanks, Deby! Looking forward to making this bag for my trip away in September.
    Really appreciate your hard work in making this tutorial and your easy manner makes this class well worth it.

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