The SALI crossbody bag is a fun little bag for your everyday errands, traveling, and will also make a lovely gift. This project is inspired from the crossbody cellphone bag pattern that many of you enjoyed, but larger in size, and fancier with metal zippers, and added card slots
2x external zipper pockets
4x card pockets
1x slip pocket
I created two design variations, the first design, Design A, using two fabric combination (cotton quilting + canvas) for the exterior; and the second design, Design B, using one uniform fabric for the whole exterior including the strap.
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what you need to make the sali crossbody bag
DESIGN A : For this design, you will need a combination of cotton quilting fabric and canvas fabric.
DESIGN B : Cotton quilting fabric is all you need here, about 1/3 yard for the exterior, and 1/2 yard for the lining fabric
Fusible woven interfacing is needed to stabilize the exterior panels & strap for design B, for design A, you will need this except for the canvas fabric.
Lightweight interfacing (I use pellon PLF36), to stabilize the card pockets without adding too much bulk.
RFID blocking fabric (optional)
For the pockets you will need two 5" long zippers, and for the closure you will need 8" long zipper. I recommend metal zipper to get that "fancy" look, nonetheless nylon or or resin coil will work as well.
D-rings 1/2" (12mm) inner measurements 2x
Swivel hooks 1/2" (12mm) inner measurements 2x
Adjustable strap slider 1/2" (12mm) inner measurement, if you use cotton quilting fabric for the strap (design B), if you use canvas fabric (or any thicker fabric) you will need 5/8" (16mm) inner measurement one.
Watch the full video tutorial on my Youtube channel.
Hope you enjoy it, happy sewing!