Cross Body Purse PDF Sewing Pattern - Small Joey Shoulder Bag EASY Instructions Tutorial



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Easy instructions to make a cross body shoulder bag! PDF purse pattern tutorial to make a handy Joey Purse with lots of pockets. Includes paper patterns.

You CAN make this purse! My patterns have step-by-step photos and thorough instructions! This small messenger is the perfect size to carry all your everyday items. It has outside pockets to fit a cell phone, sunglasses, or whatever your necessity! An inside pocket holds your pen and more. There are more pockets under the flap.

This pattern uses rotary cutting and step-by-step assembly to make it EASY! It also includes paper pattern pieces.

The finished size of this purse is 9” wide, 6” high, and 3” deep.

Size comparisons of my purse designs:

Joey Purse PDF Pattern – Cross Body Shoulder Bag – Easy to follow Instructions Tutorial

METRIC SUPPLEMENT now available.

Fabric Requirements:
* Outside Fabric – ¾ yd
* Inside Fabric – 1/3 yd
* Heavyweight Fusible Interfacing – 5/8 yd
* Magnetic Purse Snap

Use a sharp, jeans, or denim needle when you sew!

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Fabric Requirements are given for the Rotary Cutting method. However the file also includes paper patterns if you'd rather pin and cut with scissors. You may need a little more fabric using this method - layout your pattern pieces carefully!
The pattern may not be duplicated in any manner unless for your personal use. You may use this pattern to make and sell purses at venues such as Etsy or craft fairs, as long as you are a small (one or two person) business. Please credit SID'S IN STITCHES as the designer in your listing and promotional materials. Copyright for the design is retained by me.
You are purchasing a pdf sewing pattern for the purse, not the purse itself!

I have been designing needlework patterns for 28 years. Your pattern is a 12-page, thorough instruction with lots of color photos that has been tested by beginning sewers!

Please convo me if you have any questions.

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METRIC SUPPLEMENT now available - we've converted all measurements to metric in this supplement. Free with purchase of the pattern.

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5 out of 5 stars

I made this Joey bag for my daughter. The pattern was easy to read and follow - the pictures were great to illustrate each step.My local store did not have the recommended iron-on lining and I tried to substitute. I got something much too heavy to use and had to drive to a Joann's out of town for the right stuff, so recommend that you follow the list correctly in the first place. It would save a lot of frustration, time and expense in the end. ;) With the right stuff, it went quickly and I turned out a professional looking bag in a few hours. (My sister in law even commented on how much the fabric we used looked like her favorite Vera Bradley pattern.) I am excited to make more!

sheraz Jan 12, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Great pattern! Easy to follow. I changed up the handle a bit, but that was just my preference. The one included is fine.

AJMH1016 Dec 12, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Love this pattern and it was so easy to make!

Anna Jan 2, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Pattern was very easy to follow! Purse turned out awesome!

Tine Johnsen Oct 8, 2015

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