15 Fabulous and Free Cross-Body Bag Sewing Patterns

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A great cross-body bag or purse is a must no matter where you are going! Learn how to sew one using fabric and a pattern that perfectly match your taste. Here, you will find free and easy DIY Cross-Body purses with simple tutorials and printable sewing instructions. These stylish bags and purses can hold it all and keep you organized at the same time.

The Perfect Cross Body Tote

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My newest bag pattern is called the Perfect Cross Body Tote. Every time I sew a bag like this, I feel like I have a new favorite. You will love the interior and exterior pockets, shaped gusset, and professional touches like piping and an adjustable strap.

Quilted Cross Body Bag Pattern

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This quilted crossbody bag pattern is an instant hit! Learn how to quilt the geometric design or change it up with any quilting on the pockets or none at all. There are card pockets and an additional slip pocket on the inside too, plus a nice wide adjustable strap.

Easy Cross Body Zipper Tote

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Are you a beginner? Start off with my DIY Cross Body Zipper Tote. This is a simple and easy bag that can be very versatile without being too bulky.

Convertible Cross Body Tote

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This bag is called the Convertible Cross Body Tote because it can be a shoulder bag or cross body bag depending on how you wear the strap. The exterior zip pocket and interior slip pockets give you lots of organization.

Double Compartment Cross Body Bag

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If you need something with a slimmer profile check out the Double Compartment Cross Body Bag. You’ll be just as organized without being tempted to bring more than essentials.

Perfect DIY Wallet

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Speaking of only essentials, this design is pure function with nothing superfluous. It’s my Perfect DIY Wallet. Because it has a cross-body strap, this wallet also qualifies as a bag.

Cell Phone Wallet with Card Pockets

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My Cell Phone Wallet with Card Pockets is another great small cross body bag. I love the security of having the bag slung across my body.

Tote with Many Pockets

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So much organization in this next cross-body tote! The Tote with Many Pockets cross-body bag pattern will provide a place for everything.

One Yard Magic Messenger Bag

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The 1 Yard Magic Messenger Bag from Lecien Fabrics is so easy to sew. Easy enough for a complete beginner, it’s the easist cross-body bag pattern ever.

Easy Sling Bag

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My Easy Sling Bag is a different silhouette than the messenger bag pattern above, but similar in size and ease of sewing.

Quilt as You Go Tote Bag

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Quilt lovers will appreciate the Quilt As You Go (QAYG) Tote with Pom Poms. I suppose the pom poms are optional, but they’re so darn cute.

Triple Zipper Bag

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If you love a quilted bag AND you need the added security of a zipper on each pocket, you’ll love the Triple Zipper Bag. I think it’s the most popular cross body bag pattern on my website.

Handy Travel Case

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With the holidays approaching, many of us will travel soon. Do you need a Handy Travel Case for your passport and other essentials?

Pretty Hobo Bag

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Just as stylish, but maybe a little more Bohemian is my Pretty Hobo Bag. The embroidery is optional, but makes this bag a work of art.

Yarn Project Bag

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Knitting and crocheting friends need to see this Yarn Project Bag. It’s perfect for when you will be using yarn on the go. (Or if you have a fur baby who can’t resist a ball of yarn.)

I know what you’re thinking: So many cross body bags, so little time. Just remember to pace yourself. Seriously though, I hope you’ve found a pattern that suits your needs. Since they’re free, it’s easy to try more than one.

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