This bag was designed to organize the many things we need when traveling but at a fraction of the weight travel bags normally weigh. There are even two sizes, so you can choose which bag to sew depending on how much you have to carry. The crossbody design means it will be secure and comforable to wear.
There are pockets for passports, medications, vaccine cards, credit/debit cards, flight information, documents, you name it. The Large bag has twenty-six pockets. Beat that!
There are step-by-step written directions and full-color photos and/or diagrams to help you complete your bag. One of the Testers has made a video sewalong tutorial that you can watch below. At the start of the video you’ll get a great preview of this bag so you can see exactly what the pattern contains.
Sizing info: Large is 11″ by 9″ by 3″. The smaller one is 8 3/4″ by 7 1/4″ by 2 5/8″ when completed.
Skill level: This is NOT a beginner bag. Due to the number of pieces and construction methods this bag is suitable for the more advanced bag sewist. The bag pattern has been fully tested by a team of advanced sewists prior to publishing. The bag can be made on either a domestic machine, like the one in the pattern itself or with an industrial machine if you are lucky enough to have one.
There is a video sew-along for this bag from Faithwerks Designs that you can watch below:
Materials needed to complete the pattern:
When making the smaller size in cotton: 2/3-yard for exterior, 1 yard for lining, a scrap of Peltex, 1/2 yard Fusible Fleece, 1/4 yard Shape Flexinterfacing, optional rivets, 72″ of 1″ wide webbing, 2 1/2 yards seam binding, elastic, two 8″ and one 9″ and one 7″ long zippers, 19-20″ two slider close-end zippers, velcro, two swivel snap hooks, two strap adjusters, two loops/rings.
When making the smaller size in waterproof canvas/Rip-stop: 1 yard for lining, 1/2 yard for exterior, and all of the above items except for interfacing.
When making the Larger bag with waterproof canvas/ripstop nylon: 1 yard for lining, 1/2 yard of waterproof canvas, a scrap of Peltex, 2 9-10″, one 11″ and one 8″ zipper, 27″-28″ two sliders, closed ends #5 zipper, seam binding, ribbon, rivets and setter, 72″ 1″ wide webbing, 3/4″-wide elastic, Velcro, double-sided tape, purse hardware 1″: two snap hooks, two rings, two-strap adjusters.
When making the Larger bag with quilting cotton: 3/4-yard exterior, 1 yard for interior, 1/2 yard fusible fleece, 1/2 yard shape flex interfacing, a scrap of Peltex, rivet setter and rivets, 72″ of 1″-wide webbing, 3-yard seam binding/grosgrain ribbon, 3/4″ wide elastic, zippers: two 9-10″, one 11″, one 8″ all #3, 27-28″ long #5 zipper with two sliders. Velcro, double-sided tape, purse hardware 1″ wide two rings, swivel snap hooks, strap adjusters.
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If you would like to download the pattern you can click on the blue button below.
For versatility, you can't beat a crossbody bag. Easy to wear, fun to sew, and a wardrobe essential. Everyone needs a few of these in their sewing pattern collection. Check out a few recent crossbody bag patterns to sew from our store.