Hello Bagstock Friends,
If you’re a follower of Bagstock Designs, then you know there is a Bagstock pattern called the Plumeria Shoulder Bag, which was released in 2018. Well, now meet the Plumeria Crossbody Bag.
There’s a Special release price until - June 4th, 2022-11.59 PM EST
Do you ever go on vacation and wish you could have a bag to carry with you that will keep things light, but still have everything you need with you? I designed this bag because I was going on vacation and wanted a bag that had lots of pockets and a built-in wallet. This way I didn’t need to carry both a bag and wallet, making my bag a bit lighter.
Finished Measurements -
9” W x 9-1/2” H x 2-3/4” D at the bottom
Pattern skill level - Intermediate
As I mentioned, this bag has plenty of pockets. The front of the bag features a zipper pocket. Inside this pocket on one side, there are 6 card slots with a slip pocket behind them, perfect for bills. On the other side of this pocket, there is a coin zipper pocket. Behind this front zipper pocket, there is a slip pocket, which closes with a magnetic snap.
If you prefer the credit card slots in the main compartment, you can add them to the lining. Instructions for the same are included in the pattern.
In the pattern, I give 2 methods for adding a zipper closure, attach the zipper to the very top of the bag or add a recessed zipper. The choice is yours and whatever option you choose, your belongings inside your bag will be safe. Inside the bag is another zipper pocket and two slip pockets. Then you carry this bag with a crossbody strap, great for keeping your hands free.
Now you may be looking at this bag and thinking, “But Namrata, this bag looks the same as the Plumeria Shoulder Bag”. I can assure you it is different.
The Crossbody Bag is smaller and the pattern pieces are different. The Plumeria Shoulder Bag has a curved top edge, while the Plumeria Crossbody Bag has a straight top edge. The Front Pocket on the Plumeria Crossbody Bag is taller and the card slots making technique is different and easier. Oh, and the connectors are different too.
So as you can see, there are many differences. I think you’ll enjoy making the Plumeria Crossbody Bag.
If you're a visual learner, Michelle Graham of mgrahamsews filmed a video tutorial for this bag, showing you how to make it from start to finish.
I hope you’ll make this bag and love making it as much as my testers and I did. Oh, and if you need some inspiration, please check out my tester’s photos HERE. They all did a fantastic job and made beautiful Plumerias!
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Happy Sewing :)