11 Free Crossbody Bag Sewing Patterns


11 Free Crossbody Bag Sewing Patterns

DIY the shoulder bag of your dreams with one of these adorable free sewing patterns.

11 Free Crossbody Bag Sewing Patterns

Going on a day trip soon? Looking for an on-the-go purse that you can keep close that isn't too heavy? Consider sewing a crossbody bag pattern. Also known as a shoulder bag, these types of free purse patterns are ideal for days out and about.

Because they sling across your body and rest at your hip, they stay close without being too bulky. The balanced weight also helps give your shoulder a rest! That's why we think you'll love this list of 11 Crossbody Purse Patterns.

DIY crossbody bag patterns vary a ton! You can find full-blow designer-like purse patterns and you can DIY simple and small passport or phone bags. The purse you pick really depends on your need and your sewing skill level. Check out some of our favorite homemade crossbody bags to DIY and we know you'll want to keep making more.

Once you start, you won't want to buy when you can DIY so many beautiful bags on your own using your favorite fabrics and custom touches.

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Crossbody Bag Sewing Tip! Just like any purse, you want to make sure your strap is strong and stays connected. If you plan on carrying something heavy in your bag (like an electronic) consider adding more seams to where you connect the strap to the main section of the bag for more support.

11 Free Crossbody Bag Sewing Patterns

Whether you're on the hunt for that perfect small crossbody bag pattern or something large to haul everything you need while you are out and about, you will find it below.

We can't get over how professional and beautiful these DIY crossbody bags are, especially when you consider most are easy or intermediate skill level. Ready to peruse these beauties? Scroll to see what we're offering for our favorite free bag patterns.

11 Free Crossbody Bag Sewing Patterns


1. Simple Crossbody DIY Purse

This free DIY tutorial from our friends at Fiskars shows you how to create a charming, little crossbody bag in a pattern of minutes. This pattern features a leather strap and a modern pattern for a truly hipster-like look.

Simple Crossbody DIY Purse

2. DIY Celine Inspired Trio bag

This charming little crossbody bag pattern was designed by Geneva from a Pair & a Spare and it could not be cuter! The secret to this bag? It's made out of a handful of bargain, zipper pouches, making it a pattern you can complete in an afternoon.

DIY Celine Inspired Trio Bag

3. Phoebe Fringe Purse Tutorial

Fringe is back and it is fabulous! This fringe-fabulous crossbody bag was created by Alida from Alida Makes. Check out the tutorial to learn how to easily create this cutie!

Phoebe Fringe Purse Tutorial

4. Bucket Bag Pattern

A bucket bag is an ideal way to make a purse that can fit everything you might need that day. Perfect for short trips out or even your go-to purse pattern, this bucket bag is easily transformed into a crossbody bag with a longer strap. Pattern from So-Sew-Easy.com!

Bucket Bag Pattern

5. Cross-Body Placemat Bag

Made from the crafty experts over at Hello Glow, this crossbody bag is a super quick upcycle project. Created out of a placemat, this pattern is easy to repeat again and again. Check out bargain bins in stylish stores or your local thrift shop for placemats to use.

Cross-Body Placemat Bag

6. Happy Trails Tote Pattern

Designed by Anna Graham over at Noodle-Head.com, this adorable free sewing pattern is for a big crossbody bag that makes an excellent everyday purse. It is just big enough to fit essentials like your phone, wallet, and more.

Happy Trails Tote Pattern

7. DIY Cross Body Zipper Tote

This DIY Crossbody Bag DIY Tote tutorial is complete with tons of ways to personalize the charming and classic free purse pattern. From different fabric combos to new ways to make your strap, you'll love all the options this sewing tutorial provides.

DIY Cross Body Zipper Tote

8. Carkai Gatherer Crossbody Bag

Another stylish addition from Noodle Head, this adorable free purse pattern is relatively easy to make despite its stylish final look. snapping closed in the front, this is a purse you can take safely anywhere.

Wanderlust Crossbody Bag Pattern

9. Tablet Mini Messenger Bag with Adjustable Strap

Messenger bags were originally designed to carry big books, portfolios, and eventually laptops. Lucky for our backs, technology is getting smaller and smaller. That's why this messenger bag design in miniature is so brilliant. This bag from Staci at CraftyStaci.com combines the organization of a messenger bag with the portability of a smaller crossbody bag.

Tablet Mini Messenger Bag with Adjustable Strap

10. Petite Fat Quarter Bag Pattern

Small and simple, this little bag from Vicky Myer's Creations uses 2 fat quarters. If you need a bag to hold your keys and cards while on a walk, this is the ideal, lightweight solution.

Petite Fat Quarter Bag Pattern

11. Adjustable Passport Bag

Travelers know that it is always important to keep your passport on-hand! This charming little passport purse is the perfect way to do so on your next big trip. Easily worn as a crossbody solution, you can also wear it around your neck or waist, as well. Worried about pickpockets? Wear it under your coat and tuck it under the waist of your jeans.

Adjustable Passport Bag


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So many great bags in this post that I simply do not know where to start (although I do rather like the black and white one - both the bag and the fabric print!). And don't you love the beautiful red Celine Inspired bag? Well I have finally decided I'm going to make the black and white one first, then the red and after that I'll see which one I feel like making next.

I have been on the hunt for the perfect crossbody bag but have yet to find what I want. This page has inspired me to go ahead and make one instead of buying!

Cross-body bags are so practical and versatile. Plus, they allow you to more evenly distribute the weight on your shoulder which is always a plus.


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