Crossbody Bag

Date: April 6th, 2023 1pm-4pm

Instructor: Regina Allen

Location: Fluffys Retreat, 552 S. Main Street, Canandaigua

(please use ramp entrance)

Cost: $20.00

Come sew a beautiful crossbody bag. The inside is separated into 3 sections large enough to hold a cell phone or a small wallet. There is a zipper section on the outside (zipper is simple), adjustable strap, and snaps to keep the flap closed. This is a fun bag to create.

    Supplies:

  • $5.00 paid to the instructor the day of class. This will include the following:
  • 2 swivel hooks
  • 2 D-rings
  • 1 slide
  • 2 sets of Kam Snaps

Pattern is available at Fluffy’s

You will need:

  • FQ (or 1/4 yard) of fabric for the bag exterior
  • a 5’’ x 11” piece of fabric for the flap (or cut from the same FQ as the exterior)
  • 1 FQ (or 1/4 yard) of fabric for the bag lining
  • 1/2 yard fusible fleece interfacing (such as HeatnBond, 20’’ wide)
  • 1 zipper 6’’ or longer between the stoppers (for the optional back zipper pocket)
  • 2 d-rings, 1/2’’ opening
  • purchased chain strap or fabric and hardware to make an adjustable strap
  • fabric marking pen (such as a Frixion pen)
  • Sewing Machine
  • Power cord and foot
  • Pins or Clips
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • Zipper foot
  • Seam Ripper

CUTTING:

From the bag exterior fabric, cut:

  • 4 rectangles 8’’ x 6’’
  • 1 tab strip 2’’ x 4’’ (makes 2 tabs)

From the flap fabric (or the same fabric as the bag exterior), cut:

  • 2 rectangles 5’’ x 5 1/2’’

From the bag lining fabric, cut:

  • 4 rectangles 8’’ x 6’’
  • 1 back pocket lining 12’’ x 6’’ (If adding zipper pocket)

From the fusible fleece cut:

  • 4 rectangles 8’’ x 6’’
  • 2 rectangles 5’’ x 5 1/2’’

PREPARATION BEFORE CLASS::

  • 1. Press to fuse the fusible fleece interfacing to the back side of the 4 exterior fabric rectangles and the 2 flap rectangles.
    Note: you will have 2 exterior pieces that are completely visible and 2 that won’t show very much – I call those two the ‘center exterior pieces.’
  • 2. Make D-Ring Tabs
    Fold the 2”x4” tab strip in half lengthwise, press. Open and press the raw edges to the center. Fold in half again to make a ½”x4” folded strip. Topstitch along both long edges ⅛ from the edge.
  • 3. Make Strapin same manner as the D-Rings were made folding in the ends ½” for a finished end.

Bring fused pieces, tabs and strap to class. We will start by adding the zipper pocket.