Cross Body Purse

Making a small crossbody purse from Bagstock Designs.

One morning I was cruising through the depths of Instagram and came across a post from Bagstock Designs showing a new FREE pattern on their website for download. When I saw the cute pattern I immediately knew it would be the perfect pattern for the Tula Pink fabric that came in my latest Precuts Quilt Box. You can see that unboxing HERE.

The pattern is called the Acacia Crossbody Bag. If you are interested in making this cute purse you can find the free download HERE.

This functional bag features a front flap closure, two zipper pockets and a slip pocket insert. The front flap closure is what really caught my eye. I thought it would be perfect for highlighting some of the Tula Pink fabric I received.

I downloaded the pattern and started gathering up the material requirements for the pattern. Because I only had fat quarter cuts of the Tula Pink fabric I had to use a few different designs to piece the bag together.

Also, because the fabric I chose was so vibrant and pattern heavy I decided to use some faux leather as the main fabric.

For my hardware I chose some rainbow swivel clips, sliders, and rectangular rings from Emmaline Bags. I also used some rainbow zippers from My Handmade Space.

I really took my time cutting all the fabric for this purse. It is small, with curves, so the details matter!

I like working on detail pieces first… even if the pattern starts somewhere else. So, I almost always make the straps and connector tabs first. I also try to work on and zipper pockets first. If I can attach my hardware I do that too.

After getting all of the details out of the way the bag really comes together quickly.

The hardest part of this entire bag was connecting the lining and the exterior. It was really hard to fit the exterior inside of the interior lining because of the closure flap. However, while this step was hard, it was also doable, and the finished bag was well worth it.

If you have been wanting to make a small crossbody bag then definitely give this pattern a try! It was easy to follow and a lot of fun to make.

Bye for now.

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