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

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