New Pattern: Elite Crossbody Wallet


Today is the release date for my newest pattern, the Elite Crossbody Wallet! This pattern is so cute. I made the plaid one above while creating this pattern, and I use it every day as my main purse now. I can slip it into a larger bag if necessary, but it holds all my typical wallet stuff, my phone, and my keys. It’s a great little bag. There are two sizes in the pattern. The small is the wallet size. There are lots of pocket options so you can make this into a wallet, or you can omit them for just a basic double compartment bag. The large size was made with a tablet in mind. I designed it to fit most tablets, but there are also instructions in the pattern for customizing the size of your bag if you need smaller or larger dimensions.

This bag is a bit trickier than my usual patterns, however! I definitely pushed my testers with this one. For that reason, I recommend this pattern for experienced sewers. It’s an intermediate pattern, and some would call it advanced. To help with the process, I have included many photos in my pattern to go along with my usual illustrations. On top of that, I created six videos that accompany the pattern. They can be accessed in the pattern instructions or my Youtube Channel.

Now for my testers’ photos. I’ll start with the Small size.

(Credit to Maria Teresa Lucio, Cheryl Beason, Amber Chapman, Ellen Berline, Sandie Larsen, LisaMarie Ducourant, Laura Hyder, Melissa Uhler, Brenna Smith)

And here is the Large size.

(Credit to Celia Oliver, Tan Puey Hoon, Mulan Luna, and Janet Greenslade)

My testers all agreed that this was a tricky pattern, but they also had some very nice things to say.

“I love the professional look of this pattern. The finished product is so clean and sharp, it looks store bought! I love the photos and instructions for this pattern. I will definitely make this again! “

“While not a quick or easy sew, this pattern does make a very handy bag. It will be great when I just need the necessities and am shopping or at an expo/show. “

“This bag is the perfect size to fit into the diaper bag or my work bag. I love that it has the crossbody strap, which I will definitely use while running errands. “

“I loved the experience of sewing the Elite Crossbody Wallet and the finished item was just lovely. Because of a couple of techniques I'd not sewn previously I wondered how my final wallet would look - I needn't have worried. I just followed the instructions and hey presto a lovely double compartment cross body bag appeared! Such a practical wallet with lots of options to select from regarding pockets and card slots. Don't you just love it when a designer gives options and instructions for them all within the pattern... “

Make sure to grab your copy of the bag while it is still on sale! The sale will go through Saturday, March 30th (sale end midnight US Eastern time).