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Swell Crossbody Bag (2 sizes)

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Four purses in the same pattern! Sew the Swell bag in the small baguette or larger purse size, and pick between and oval base or boxed corners. All cute, no matter which one you carry today.


The Swell & Mini Swell are casual bags meant to made as a crossbody or a shoulder bag. The Mini Swell is more of a baguette bag and will be perfect for date nights or a quick on-the-go-bag for errands while still being chic. Included are two sizes and two versions of the bottom (oval and boxed bottom): Mini Swell is the smaller size and Swell is larger size.

The original version with the oval bottom is Intermediate. This version is a bit more advanced because of the Side Contrasts and the oval bottom but with a bit of patience the Confident Beginner can make this!

The Boxed Bottom Add-On is a whole separate pattern on its own and is very Beginner-friendly!

UPDATE – this pattern now has an optional upgrade, the Double Zipper Slip Pocket Add-on. Check that out for extra options.

Sizing info:
Mini Swell (small) – 12½”W x 5½”H x 5″D
Swell Boxed (large) – 12½”W x 9½”H x 5″D
Sizes given are for the oval bottom version. The boxed bottom version are just slightly different.

Recommended fabrics – pliable canvas, pliable vinyl/faux leather for the Exterior, quilting cotton for the Lining. Vinyl, cork or canvas for the Contrast. I added two layers of woven interfacing to my quilting cotton Mini Swell and Decovil Light to my quilting cotton.

The pattern:

• FULL SIZED Pattern pieces (no cut on fold pieces) – even rectangular pieces are included
• a Cutting List (to use instead of the included rectangular pattern pieces – to save the trees!)
• Labels to keep track of your cut pieces
• colorful and clear diagrams for most steps
• small Notes section on every couple of pages
• a separate A0 copy-shop file that is projector-friendly
• Layers to conveniently print certain multi-sized pieces

Please note this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern. Please download immediately after check out.

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