Where are you heading to? Whether it’s a quick trip to Target or a day at a local art fair, the Curbside Crossbody Bag will be your new go-to bag to carry. It has enough space and pockets to hold your essentials while not being too bulky to carry all day. You can secure your keys, cards, and wallets zipped up inside while having your phone in the easy-to-access front pocket.
Read more details about my newest crossbody bag pattern below, or skip straight to the purchase page here.
Curbside Crossbody Pattern
The grab-and-go bag to carry just enough.
- Size: 8½” W x 9½” H x 2″ D
- Exterior: Pocket with flap and turn lock, pocket with flap and magnetic snap, or slip pocket with magnetic snap
- Interior: 1 slip pocket, 1 zipper pocket
- Main Closure: recessed zipper
- Strap: adjustable crossbody strap
- Strap Connector: grommet or sew-in
- Recommended Fabrics: vinyl, leather, home decor fabric, canvas, cotton
- Seam Allowance: ½” unless noted otherwise
- Topstitching: ⅛” or less
- Sewing Level: Confident Beginner
- Printable PDF pattern with step-by-step instructions.
- SVG files for all pieces for use with a cutting machine.
- Access to online start-to-finish video instructions.
This is a PDF pattern download, not a physical bag. After purchase, the pattern files will be emailed and videos will be available to watch.
Materials & Supplies
- ½ yard exterior fabric
- ¾ yard interior fabric
- ¾ yard fusible woven interfacing
- ½ yard exterior stabilizer
- 18″ #5 or #3 zipper tape
- 48″ – ¼” piping cord (optional)
- 1 turn lock or magnetic snap
- 2 – zipper pulls that match zipper tape size
- 1 zipper stop
- 2 – ⅝” – ¾” grommets (grommet strap connectors)
- 2 – 1″ square, rectangle, or D rings (sew-in strap connectors)
- 1 – 1″ adjustable slider
- 2 – 1″ swivel clasps
- 6 – 10 metal rivets or chicago screws
- coordinating thread for chosen fabrics
- 1″ X 54″ cotton, nylon, or poly webbing
- bag label(s) (optional)
This is a great little bag with lots of opportunity for unique hardware.
– Ophelia, Mortal Dread Designs
Full Crossbody Bag Sewing Videos
The Curbside Crossbody Bag Pattern comes with step-by-step video tutorials to follow along with from start to finish. You’ll learn how to make all of the varieties of styles to make a one-of-a-kind handmade bag.
Crossbody Bag Pattern Fabric, Materials, and Hardware
Customize the look of your Curbside Crossbody bag pattern with fun prints, color blocked sections, or a solid color. This bag sewing pattern works well with vinyl, faux leather, leather, canvas, upholstery fabric, denim, or other similar weight fabrics. The inside can be made with quilting cotton, waterproof canvas, or lightweight upholstery fabrics.
You get to choose the combination of elements to include in your Curbside Crossbody bag. Make it with or without a flap, with or without piping, and use sew-in or grommet strap connectors. Dress it up or keep it simple to your liking. Or try different combinations and maybe pick up some new bag making skills.
This medium size crossbody bag pattern can be made with or without a stabilizer depending on the thickness/weight of your exterior material. More stiff vinyl and leather can skip the stabilizer altogether and still keep a nice square shape. Sewing it with a foam stabilizer (like ByAnnie.com Soft & Stable) and will keep the bag nice and lightweight while making your topstitching pop!
“Cathi’s patterns do not disappoint! They are very easy to read and understand, and she makes it easy to customize things to your liking.”
– Amanda Jane Designs
Customizing the Curbside Crossbody Bag Sewing Pattern
This bag sewing pattern offers a variety of customizations that allow you to use materials and hardware in your stash plus make it unique to you.
Front Pocket Options
The front pocket of the Curbside Crossbody bag can be made as a slip pocket with a magnetic snap closure, or with a flap over the pocket.
Front Pocket with Flap
The front pocket with the flap can be secured closed with a magnetic snap or turn lock.
Don’t be intimidated by the piping! You can choose to make it without piping, or give it a shot and you’ll be impressed with the ease and professional outcome.
The bag sewing pattern includes instructions for both large grommet, or sew-in strap connectors.
In the pattern and videos you will learn how to make a simple adjustable crossbody strap made with webbing. You can make your crossbody strap detachable with swivel clasps or permanently attached with the sew-in strap connectors.
“A very practical and versatile bag. It has many options, and it can be as simple or as decorative as you like. A perfect size for everyday use.”
– Jocelyn, Yegbaglady
The videos are only available to those that purchase the pattern. You must be logged in to view the videos here.
Confident Beginner – Having some basic bag-making knowledge and some experience following patterns will make this bag pattern a breeze for you.
This pattern and instructions are for personal use only. You may not copy, sell, or distribute this pattern or the instructions. You may sell items created with this pattern, as long as you are making them yourself. Items may not be mass-produced from this pattern. The pattern can be used to teach a class, though all makers must buy a copy of the pattern. If selling goods made from this pattern, I ask that design credit is given to Scratch and Stitch.