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Koda Cross body bag – FREE pattern & five FREE video tutorials

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Koda Cross body bag - FREE pattern & five FREE video tutorials

Here’s a great FREE pdf pattern, this time for a Crossbody Bag, that’s the perfect size for any event. This pattern comes with a full set of free video tutorials so you won’t put a stitch wrong and can easily follow along to sew the perfect crossbody bag to use every day.

The Koda Crossbody Bag is super popular with our readers. So much so it appears in the list of the Top 20 Most Visited posts on our site in the last 12 months. You can see the full list at the end of this post. So we’re bringing this one back so any new readers can make sure not to miss it! This project is an essential for your pattern stash and you’ll learn lots from the video tutorials too.

The Koda Crossbody Bag has a front zipper pocket for your phone and a top zipper closure that keeps the rest of your possessions safe and easy to access.

Koda Cross body bag - FREE pattern & five FREE video tutorials

Recommended materials:
The pattern is designed ideally for a vinyl/cork or leather exterior and décor weight fabric lining. No interfacing is needed if using those more sturdy materials and fabrics. If you want to make the bag with regular cotton, linen or similar fabrics then you will need to add interfacing, fleece, or foam where needed.

Sizing info:
When you make yourself one of these Koda Crossbody Bags it will measure approximately 9 1/2″ high by 10″ wide with a front zipper pocket for your phone.

If you like what you see and this project is within your sewing abilities then scroll down to the end of this post and download the pdf pattern for FREE.  

And you can also check out the five-part video tutorials below where you can watch how to make the Koda Cross Body Bag from start to finish.

Koda Cross body bag - FREE pattern & five FREE video tutorials

What do you need to make the Koda Cross Body Bag:-

  • Approximately  1/4 – 1/2 yard or less of Vinyl, Cork or Leather,
  • Approximately 1/4 – 1/2 yard or less of décor weight fabric e.g. drill, canvas,
  • Two zippers 9¼” long (#5 zipper width),
  • One 1″ O-ring,
  • One ¾” strap slide,
  • Webbing Strap – approximately 60″ long for the strap and 2½” for the connector (¾” width),
  • Basic sewing supplies and a sewing machine.

Check out the 5-video series on how to make this bag below.

There are no pattern pieces needed for the Koda Cross body bag pattern, all pieces are given as measurements in the pattern along with a template of the darts for the bottom of the bag. If you would like to see the sewing pattern you can click on the purple button below.

Click here to get the Koda bag pattern

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