I decided I would make myself a cross body bag. I've never been too big on cross body bags. Actually, on looks alone, I tend to like the handbag style...with a short handle. However, they aren't very easy to carry. I have a few people that I sew bags for that love cross body bags. So, I thought I'd give this one a try.
I used the Hot Pattern's Cross Body Messenger Bag Pattern.
|Long cross body strap|
|I added this flower...not part of pattern|
|side view: nice and thick strap|
|Inside: zipper pocket on one side, cell phone/sunglasses pocket on other.|
I'm kind of excited to use this bag...no more bag handles to slip off shoulder or have to hold on to. This bag is pretty roomy.
As for the instructions that are included in the pattern, I usually struggle with Hot Pattern's instructions. They are somewhat lacking. :) While the previously mentioned is true with this pattern, I have to say that these are the best instructions I've come across with this company. They are still lacking but better.