HOW TO MAKE: 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

How To: Make the Whispering Roses Box
How To: Make the Whispering Roses Box

August 07, 2019

This is a Step by Step photo Tutorial on how to make the Whispering Roses Boxes. This tutorial can also be used on the following boxes too:

Continue Reading

How to: Fuzzy - Tote Bag Tutorial
How to: Fuzzy - Tote Bag Tutorial

August 04, 2019

Follow this Step by Step Photo Tutorial on how to make your favorite Fuzzy Tote bag with pockets.

Continue Reading

How To: Make an Eyeglass Case
How To: Make an Eyeglass Case "All in the Hoop"

July 20, 2019

All In The Hoop Machine Embroidery Projects are fun, Easy and Now Sewing is required...Start by hooping your stabilizer. Stitch out the 1st color stop. Place 1 x layer of BATTING+FABRIC on top of the OUTLINE. Use embroidery adhesive spray to keep the fabric in place while stitching...

Continue Reading