How To: Make a Cross Body Bag

March 04, 2019 4 Comments

Make a Cross Body Bag in 1hour

You Need:

  • 1 x stitch out (cut 9" square after embroidery is done)
  • 3 x piece of contrast fabric (all cut 9" square)
  • 1 x piece of batting (8" square)
  • 1 x piece of batting (9" square)
  • Webbing (strap) approx 49"/124cm (we made our own webbing using the same contrast fabric) 

    Embroidery:

    • Hoop your stabilizer with a small square piece(the size of your actual design) of batting on top.
    • Place the fabric on top of the batting.
    • Stitch out the design
    • Cut 9" square after embroidery is done.

    FRONT PANEL:

    • Pin the webbing(strap) to the top LEFT of the embroidery

    • Place the contrast fabric on top of the embroidery and pin the top

    BACK PANEL:

    • Place the batting and 1 x layer of contrast fabric on top of each other.
    • Pin the END of the webbing(strap) to the TOP LEFT of your back panel, and pin the last layer of contrast fabric to the BACK PANEL. 

    • Below is what it should look like, before we take it to the sewing machine.

    • With a straight stitch on your sewing machine (we use a stitch length of 2.5) stitch the top of the FRONT PANEL, then the top of the BACK PANEL.

    • Open both the FRONT and the BACK panels.
    • Place them on top of each other. Ensure the webbing(strap) is not twisted. 

    • Pull the webbing (strap) to the side without the embroidery.
    • Pin all around, but leave an opening at the bottom where the straps are
    • With a straight stitch on your sewing machine, stitch all around (leaving open the bottom end)

    • Cut the corners to create neat corners when turned outside in.

    • Turn the bag outside in and pin the opening in the lining. 
    • Secure with a straight stitch
    • Pull the lining inside the bag and your Cross Body Bag is complete.




    4 Responses

    Annemarie le Roux
    Annemarie le Roux

    March 09, 2019

    Hi Regina, thank you for your comment. We always appreciate positive feedback like yours. A video is always a good idea. I will add your request to my To Do list:-)

    Regina
    Regina

    March 09, 2019

    Wish you had a youtube how to video on this

    Annemarie le Roux
    Annemarie le Roux

    March 07, 2019

    You just made my day Carol! Thank you so much for your feedback. You are absolutely correct…this is such a simple project and what I love about it most, is that it is so useful. Please let me know how your`s turned out. Glad to hear you share my love for those little dandelions:-) Happy stitching, Annemarie

    Carol
    Carol

    March 07, 2019

    Thank you for the instructions for the cross body bag. I know how to embroider but not sew. I am going to try this. You make it look so simple.
    Love your website (and the dandelions!)
    Big Hug
    Carol

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