The Dollie Mini Crossbody bag is a FREE pattern published by Swoon Patterns. This little crossbody bag is very stylish and features an exterior slip pocket, fold over flap with magnetic snap closure, and long adjustable strap. The finished measurements are 6” wide x 6” tall x 2.75” deep.
Pattern: Dollie Mini Crossbody bag
Fabric: Alison Glass Art Theory and Marine Vinyl – Aqua
Stabilizer: Fusible Fleece
I made this bag for my 9 year-old niece. She loves bags and I’m sure she is going to love this one.
You can make this bag with remnants of other projects. I used the Alison Glass fabric for my Eve Handbag, and the aqua vinyl was also remnants of another project. This vinyl is very easy to work with. It has medium thickness, sturdy to give the bag a nice shape without the need of any stabilizer, but it is flexible enough to sew it with a home machine.
I own a very simple machine (Brother CS6000i) that I bought at Amazon and I’ve used it for all my projects. This is a great economy sewing machine. I’m thinking in upgrading it, but I’ve been able to sew everything in it.
For the topstiching I used the standard pressing foot, 5 stitch length, regular thread, and a microtex sharp machine needle size 100/16. I like thicker threads, but my machine doesn’t handle those very well.
The bag has little slip pocket in the back (if I make this bag again, I would probably change it to a zipper pocket)
And for the lining I used pink and gray Alison Glass fabric.
This is a fast and easy project and a good option for beginners. This little bag is suitable for kids and it is also a good project to use your fabric remnants.