Traverse Bag

   
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You’ll love taking this versatile and compact crossbody bag on all of your travels. The zippered top main compartment and handy back zippered pocket keep all your essentials secure while the front pocket(s) provides easy access to the items you use most. Easy to use and wear adjustable crossbody strap and two fun sizes to make!

Special features:

  • 2 sizes to sew! Regular and Mini
  • Zippered top main compartment
  • Back zipper pocket
  • Front pocket (divided on Regular size) with easy access snap/flap closure
  • adjustable crossbody strap
  • interior slip pocket

Skill Level: Intermediate, or adventurous Advanced Beginner

+ Approx. Finished Dimensions: 12” W, 9” H, 2” deep – regular (10” W, 7 1/2” tall – mini)

Materials needed:

Requirements based on 44”-wide fabric.

Mini size noted in { }.

  • ¾ yard {½ yard} Exterior Fabric

  • ¾ yard {½ yard} Lining Fabric
  • ½ yard {½  yard} Accent Fabric

  • 2 yards {1½ yards} Fusible Woven Interfacing (Pellon SF101 – 20″-wide)

  • (2) ¾”-wide rectangle rings & (1) ¾”-wide strap slider

  • (1) 14” zipper {12” zipper} for top zipper closure*

  • (1) 8” zipper {6” zipper} for back zippered pocket*

  • (1) size 24 metal snap

Recommended Fabrics: Cotton canvas, cotton/linen canvas, twill, home dec for exterior. Quilting cotton for accent and lining.

Additional supplies + tools: Polyester thread, water-soluble pen/tailor’s chalk, cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter, glue pen (Sewline glue pen is my favorite), size 14 or 16 denim or Microtex needle, turning tool, snap setting tool, 1 yard of 1/8’’ diameter cotton cording for making piping, ¼”-wide fusible web tape, piping foot

*pattern assumes zipper tape width of 1″