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This is this designers best-selling pattern and you can see why. It’s an absolute beauty.
“The Minimalist” Cross Body Bag is a mini purse that can carry your cell phone, credit cards and few other essentials. However, don’t be deceived by the size of “The Minimalist”, you can fit quite a bit in this little bag.
“The Minimalist” can be easily customized for your daily needs. With three separate compartments and two strap options, it’s super versatile. Keep your cell phone in the front slip pocket for quick, easy access. Stash credit cards, cash, business cards, even a passport in the main zippered compartment or in the zippered pocket on the back of the bag. The rear pocket has an accordion-style gusset, enabling it to expand to fit a whole stack of credit cards. Easily clip your key ring onto one of the bolt snaps and you’re ready to go. And if you want to go hands-free you can trade out the short strap for the long one (with adjustable slider) and wear it cross body.
When you purchase this digital pattern it includes 9 pages of clear, thorough instructions and 35 color photos to help you along the way. Printable on 8-1/2″ by 11″ paper.
Please note that this bag is made up of small, rectangular fabric pieces that need to be cut squarely and accurately. The instructions include a cutting chart with sizes for using a rotary cutter, not pattern pieces.
When finished “The Minimalist” measures approximately:
- Option 1 = 4-3/8″ wide by 7″ tall
- Option 2 = 4-3/4″ wide by 7-5/8″ tall.
*Note: the finished bag will fit the phone sizes as shown above even with a slim-lined case. If you have a very bulky case such as an OtterBox, you may need to increase the size of the bag.
What you will need to make the Minimalist Crossbody Bag
* If you don’t want to spend hours searching for the right hardware and interfacing the designer has already found it for you and created a kit to purchase in her shop. The Minimalist Hardware and Interfacing Kit includes all the interfacing and hardware needed for this pattern. All you need to provide is the fabric and zippers. Check out the listing for her kit here – The Minimalist Hardware and Interfacing Kit.
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