Here is a PDF file to make a simple, reversible, cross body bag.
Please note, this is just a 5 page file with sewing instructions. No need to print anything, just open the file in a PDF reader and you're ready to start. I didn't add a sewing pattern because the totebag is simply measured out on fabric, it would be such waste of paper and ink cartridges to add a pattern for a few simple rectangular pieces. Not only that, once you read the sewing instructions, you will note that you can make the totebag in any size wanted. You can choose your own dimensions and whether you want one pocket, many pockets, or no pocket at all.
The PDF files contain * 5 pages of step by step making a reversible cross body bag with photos
The sewing instructions are easy to follow, also if you are a beginner at sewing.
In the sewing guide I make the reversible bag in 40 x 40 cm / 16 by 16 inches. With a pocket and a strap of 100 cm long / 39.4 inches. If you want to make this size as well, you will need 100 cm long, with a width of at least 120 cm. Which is in inches 39.4 inches long, with a width of at least 47 inches.
PDF files can be read with the free software Adobe Acrobat Reader, often already installed on computers but if not, safe to download from the internet.
- Short 5 page sewing guide
- Step by step photos
- In cm and inches
Materials you need at home:
- 100 x 120 cm / 55 by 59" middleweight fabric
- A button if wanted for a pocket
- An iron and ruler are practical
In 2015 I created Bloem Linen making linen aprons. In the following years I slowly added linen clothing and nightwear to my brand. Regularly I received messages from customers asking if I would sell my sewing patterns. And these requests lead to plunging into learning how to turn my paper patterns into downloadable files.
I hope you enjoy my always growing list of patterns. If you have questions, remarks, suggestions or see faults in my patterns, please don't hesitate to write me, I am always open to improve my patterns.
Thank you, Marion