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Nancy Green
Learn to Sew a Designer Crossbody Bag
Learn to Sew a Designer Crossbody Bag
Nancy Green, Instructor

Beginners can easily make this fabulous crossbody bag with Nancy Green of Pink Sand Beach Designs. Find out more in the Class Description below.


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They're fun. Casual. Convenient. And in style. With extra-long straps to comfortably drape across your body, crossbody bags are perfect for an afternoon of shopping or a lively night out on the town. You'll love wearing this designer crossbody bag. It's sleek shape hugs your body keeping your hands free while also making a fashion statement as the perfect accessory. It's also the perfect size for holding an electronic tablet such as an iPad or Kindle.

This Annie's video class is taught by sewing expert Nancy Green, owner of Pink Sand Beach Designs, a company that specialized in bag patterns and kits. Join Nancy as she demonstrates step by step how to cut, sew and finish this crossbody bag made with stunning batiks and quality fusibles. Her exclusive crossbody bag design includes a back zippered pocket for your cell phone, an inside lining with extra pockets, a secure top zippered closure and straps you can adjust to suit your body height.

In this class you'll learn:
  • How to choose the perfect fabrics for your bag
  • How to perfectly measure and cut fabric pieces
  • An easy zipper technique beginner's will love
  • How to create a lined zippered pocket
  • How to sew an inside lining with pockets
  • How to sew straps with swivel hooks and D-rings
  • How to adjust the strap size to suit your height
  • How to use fusible materials including fleece and heavy-weight stabilizer to give your bag shape that will last for years
Beginner sewers who can thread their machine and sew a straight line will be able to successfully complete this class.

Annie's online classes include downloadable and printable class patterns in PDF format in addition to the online video content. You can view online classes at your convenience, 24/7, 365 days a year from any mobile device, both tablet and non-tablet (phones, iPod Touch, etc.) but classes are best viewed on tablets or computers. All Annies online classes and DVDs have closed captioning.
FREE -- Class Overview
FREE -- Introduction
Tools & Materials
Getting Started
Making the Bag Front
Making the Bag Back
Bag Lining & Pockets
The Long Crossbody Strap
Finishing the Handbag Outside
Side & Bottom Seams
Finishing the Handbag
Class Wrap-Up
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Class Project Photos

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5 out of 5 (Reviewed by 36 customers.)

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May 23, 2016
Carrolyn B
Nancy Green is an excellent teacher. This was my first ever purse project and it went perfectly from start to finish. My bag is sunny yellow and oranges. I call it my Happy Bag and loved making it and now wearing it. Thanks for a fun sewing experience!!
April 16, 2016
Dinaida F
This class was very good, the explanation was fantastic. You didn't leave place for question. It was easy and simple. Thank You. I would like to see more of your bags.
March 27, 2016
Elaine L
This is in regard of the cross over bags, this was a wonderful class and I also purchased the other: learn to sew a designer bag, I've made 6 of them for friends. I would like to post them on your web page, but don't know where or how. Please advise!
Annie's Customer Service

Elaine - we'd love to see pictures of your bags on our Facebook page!
February 26, 2016
Laura G
This class was so much fun but by the time I backed up and started again I think it took me 15 hrs to finish the purse. I think it could have been easier if the instructor would have said deminsion of each piece of fabric. I was confused on which piece was next. I had to stop and label eery cut of fabric. Other than that it was Sooo much fun. I learned a lot. Thank u for making these classes affordable. Laura Geiger
February 21, 2016
Jennifer H
This class is absolutely awesome, and the instructor, Nancy Green, is even more awesome! Every time a different part of the video played, there were always things I needed to ask a question about. But Nancy anticipated every issue that might come up and my questions were laid to rest! I downloaded the accompanying printed instructions but I think there was something missing, or else I didn't understand it, so I would suggest you use the written instructions to cut all the fabric and fusible for the handbag, and then follow along with the video. Everything was explained very well in the presentation, the video and audio was excellent, and I was able to complete the handbag without any problems. It just took patience because my sewing machine, ironing board, and computer were not in the same general area and it took a little longer because I had to keep going from one place to the other. But my bag has been completed and I'm already planning my next. I wish Nancy would make a ton more videos I’d buy every one!

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