How To: The ROUND Cross Body Bag

April 24, 2019 1 Comment

HOW TO MAKE: The ROUND Cross Body Bag at astitchahalf.net

A different shape like this CIRCLE make such a difference to an ordinary Cross Body Bag. Try this Fun Project with us!

To make this Round or Circle Cross Body Bag:

You Need:

  • 1 x Embroidery Design (cut 1" seam allowance, all around after embroidery is done)
We used the Ombre Mandala Round Cross Body Bag Design
  • 3 x Contrast Fabric (match the size of your stitched Embroidery Design + 1" )
  • 1 x Batting match the size to the embroidery design (for embroidery)
  • 1 x Batting match the size to the embroidery design (for the back of the bag)
  • 49" (124cm) Webbing

 
Embroidery:

  • Choose the design to fit your hoop size
  • Hoop Fabric + Batting + Cut-away Stabilizer (The batting will be sandwiched between the "cut-away" stabilizer and the fabric)
  • Stitch out the design

To make your Own Sling:

  • I like to match my sling to the LINING fabric.
  • Cut 1 x (4" wide x 49" long) fabric
  • Fold in half and Iron
  • Fold each half toward the center and iron
  • Fold again in Half.
  • You should end up with a sling of 1" wide x 49" long
  • With a straight stitch on your sewing machine (SL=3) stitch both long sides

Sewing:

  • Decide how wide you would like your bag to open (at the TOP)
  • Measure a straight line between the 2 points (I used pins as markers in the image below)
  • FRONT PANEL (left) - Place one end of the webbing on the left side of the CIRCLE. Pin in place.
  • BACK PANEL(right) - Place the other end of the webbing also on the left side of the CIRCLE. Pin in place.

  • FRONT PANEL(left) - Place 1 x layer of contrast fabric on top of Stitch Out (right sides facing each other)
  • BACK PANEL(right)- Place the other layer of contrast fabric toward each other. Place the batting at the back of the 2 lining fabric pieces.

  • What it looks like at this stage.

  • On your sewing machine (SL=3), stitch the FRONT PANEL at the TOP only.
  • Then repeat for the BACK PANEL.

  • Cut the Outer Edge (only where you stitched the HALF CIRCLE).
  • Do not cut through the stitching

  • Turn front (left) and back (right) panels inside out

  • Put the FRONT PANEL on top of the BACK PANEL (as shown below)

  • You should have 5 layers on top of each other
  • Pin ONLY the EMBROIDERY and the 1st layer of the back panel to each other
  • You will pin ONLY the part of the CIRCLE, not yet stitched (see image below)

  • Stitch the section you pinned (SL=3)

  • Lift the remaining 3 layers (lining+batting+lining) and secure with pins
  • Notice that the SLING is placed to the TOP middle.

  • The TOP MIDDLE will not be stitched, as the bag will be turned inside out (through this hole)

  • Once the stitching is done, turn the bag inside out (through the hole) 

  • Once the Bag is turned inside out, pull lining(inner) out, pin and close the hole with a straight stitch.

  • Your ROUND Cross Body Bag is Complete!



1 Response

Rosa Sparling
Rosa Sparling

April 25, 2019

cute

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in FanBroidery Blog

Project by Rosemary: Reverse Applique Fans
Project by Rosemary: Reverse Applique Fans

June 15, 2020

Thank you very much for your lovely project of our Japanese Fan Reverse Applique Decorative Pillow Rosemary. 

"I just love the personal touch you added to the project Rosemary"

Continue Reading

Flamingo Festival with Fabric Paint
Flamingo Festival with Fabric Paint

May 29, 2020 5 Comments

Get Started: I decided to painted the Pink areas 1st, from dark Pink to lightest Pink. Using the same Pigment, I mixed a few shavings of (0700 Fuchsia) Block with about a Teaspoon of Aloe Gel. This ended up....read more

Continue Reading

Project by Diane of the
Project by Diane of the "Winter Tears ITH Wrist Clutch"

May 15, 2020 1 Comment

What is lovely surprise to receive this stunning "Winter Tears ITH Wrist Clutch" project from my friend Diane.

"Well done Diane!! I just love the vinyl and color combo you used. Your idea turned out so well." From Annemarie

Continue Reading

English