Cross Body Purse PDF Sewing Pattern - Medium Sheila 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 nice medium Sheila Purse with lots of pockets. Includes paper patterns.

You CAN make this purse! My patterns have step-by-step photos and thorough instructions! This medium 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 10” wide, 7” high, and 4” deep.
Sheila Purse PDF Pattern – Cross Body Shoulder Bag – Easy to follow Instructions Tutorial


Fabric Requirements:
* Outside Fabric – ¾ yd
* Inside Fabric – 1/2 yd
* Heavyweight Fusible Interfacing – 1 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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657 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

I love this bag. The pattern was so easy to follow. It is a great size bag. Not too big, not too small. Thank you so much!!!

Jennifer Schold Fore Aug 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

You have to buy it & make it to see how easy it is. It's like a good book, you can't put it down once you get sewing. Made it in one evening from start to finish. (of course kids in bed/husband asleep on couch) Love it will make another in another color. I used clear vinyl for side pockets and front pocket so I don't have to search for things. See pic on her facebook page. I hope Sidquilts comes out with backpack pattern!

Reviewed by Anonymous Feb 19, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Completed beautifully because of excellent instructions!

Bettina Ward Sep 30, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

Totally awesome in every way what an amazing pattern and company Thankyou a trillion times

Saary Harrison May 12, 2022

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