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Skill Level: Confident Beginner
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 Annieĺs 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

Customer Reviews for Learn to Sew a Designer Crossbody Bag:

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5 out of 5 (Reviewed by 53 customers.)

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April 9, 2018
Gloriaann C
Great pattern, boring instructor. If you're and an absolute beginner you will appreciate. However if you have any sewing experience this course is painfully sloooooow.
March 21, 2018
Carolyn A
Nancy Green is an excellent instructor. Her directions are crystal clear, and I sincerely appreciate her perfectionist approach to every cut and stitch. She inspires me to keep striving for that high level of skill.
March 20, 2018
Judy S
I just want to take this time to thank The Sewing Academy, no just kidding but I do want to say thank you for Nancy and to all those who were involved and putting this class together great job I bought this pattern at a quilt shop couldn't figure it out so I looked online found it thank you everybody I made the purse turned out perfect. This class was the best one ever took online. It is important to me that I can make this purse and I did . things are a little harder to me because I had MS. but the class was taught very well thank you again everyone great job.
March 19, 2018
Janice T
This class really helped me to understand how to make the bag I got. It is the Barbados bag which is similar. What helped was the clear concise instruction and the tips were invaluable. I was stuck on the zipper part and couldn't visualize how to put them in or how to do the lining. I highly recommend this class.
November 8, 2017
Paula S
Clear, concise, explicit instructions guide you right through the process of making this bag! What a great way to learn how to sew a cross body bag and be successful with the results!

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