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The Gatherer Cross-body Bag Sewing Pattern

A compact cross-body purse designed by Anna Graham of Noodlehead, the The Gatherer Cross-body Bag is fun to sew and easy to use. This beauty stores your basic personal belongings for a comfortable carry. A simple flap with a button-stud closure provides easy access to everything inside. A perfect bag for commuting, errands, and exploring.

Gatherer Crossbody Bag - Free PDF Sewing Pattern

Sewing Supplies:

  1. 1/2 yard of fabric A

  2. *1/2 yard of fabric B  *If you make your own piping, increase the yardage of fabric B to one yard

  3. 1-1/4 yards fusible woven interfacing (Pellon SF101)

  4. 1/3 yard fusible fleece (Pellon 987F)

  5. 1 yard 1/2″ wide bias tape piping*

  6. 2″ x 4″ scrap of leather, suede or non-fraying faux leather 

  7. button stud (8 mm size cap is recommended)

  8. (2) 1/2″ swivel/lobster clasp hardware (for removable strap)

  9. pinking shears

  10. water-soluble pen

  11. leather hole punch





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