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Traveler Sling Unisex Crossbody Bag

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This versatile bag can be worn as a sling bag or small backpack, a crossbody bag worn on the chest, or as a shoulder bag. It has both left and right handed versions. The unisex design and perfect size makes it ideal for every member of the family.


This is a fully illustrated sewing pattern/tutorial for a crossbody sling bag complete with full-scale templates. The pattern includes instructions for a RIGHT handed and LEFT handed version of the pouch, which can be worn over either the right or left shoulder – let’s hear it for the lefties amongst us! As you can see from the photos, the pouch can be worn multiple ways – either across the chest, or back, or on the shoulder. The inclusion of two D rings and swivel hook on the strap mean you can adjust to suit your own preference.

This practical, on-trend body bag has lots of great features that make it the prefect gift for family and friends-
• A fabulous, compact crossbody bag for daytrips, shopping, or cycling – hands free and VERY secure
• Easy access zipper pocket at the front, and a larger secure main compartment
• Tailored, easy-access Phone pocket on the front that will accommodate most phones including the iphone 12
• Adjustable strap – either webbing tape or fabric or clip-on strap made with fabric
• Flat, non-bulky design – can be worn under a jacket for ultimate security
• Fantastic unisex style – the perfect partner gift for any age/gender/size!

SKILL LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE: ideally you’ll have made some bags already, and have experience of sewing curves, working with zippers and stitching multiple layers of fabric. The instructions comprise of a very detailed photo tutorial that guides you through every step of the process, with color photos illustrating each step along the way.

Sizing info:
Finished dimensions – 9″ wide (at widest point) x 12 3/4″ high (at highest point.

The pattern:
When you purchase this listing, you will receive 4 PDF files automatically –
-Instructions booklet for Right-Hand Version – 21 pages.
-Instructions booklet for Left-Hand Version – 21 pages.
-Professionally drawn templates for Right-Hand Version.
-Professionally drawn templates for Left-Hand Version.

The Pattern written in ENGLISH only, and all measurements are in inches.

Exterior Fabric – 1 FQ (22” x 18”) or ½ yd to include fabric strap
Lining Fabric (42” wide) – ½ yd
Fusible woven Interfacing Vilene G700 (36” wide) – 1 FQ (22” x 18”) or ½ yd to include fabric strap
OR Pellon Shapeflex SF101 (20” wide) – ¾ yd or 1yd to include fabric strap
Fusible Fleece Interlining (20” wide) – 1 piece – 12” x 15”
2 x regular 8” zippers (#5)(1” wide). #5 zipper tape by the yd can be used instead – ½ yd (2 x 9” pieces) plus 2 x zipper pulls.
1½ yds of webbing tape** (max 2mm thickness is best) – Quantity based on average size adult – increase or reduce the length according to your own requirements.
**If you don’t want to use webbing tape, instructions are given for making a fabric strap.

1 x rectangular ring, 1 x swivel clip, and 1 x strap slider- all size 1½”
2 x ¾” D rings
1 x ½” press fastener for phone pocket tab
1 x piece of leather strap for phone pocket tab – 1” x 3” (instructions are given for making a fabric tab)
Optional : 1 x piece of leather lace (or cord) 6” for front zipper pocket pull

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

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