11 Free Crossbody Bag Sewing Patterns
DIY the shoulder bag of your dreams with one of these adorable free sewing patterns.
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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.
For more shoulder bags you'll love, check out this collection of 23+ Free Messenger Bag Patterns to Sew
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
With a nearly endless supply of bag patterns, we thought we'd create a master collection. Behold the Free Bag Sewing Patterns Directory.
This page will help you find tote bags, messenger bags, lunch bags, purses, clutches, makeup bags, duffle bags, backpacks, coin purses, and so much more. Find it here: Free Bag Sewing Patterns Directory
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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