Paradigm Crossbody PDF Sewing Pattern


This is NOT a physical item - this is a PDF download.



A petite but roomy crossbody bag that converts to a clutch. Features four different customization options, one main open pouch and one back zipper pocket.


Finished measurements are 9” (22.75cm) tall x 6” (15.25cm) wide with a 2” (5cm) base.


Great beginner bag!


This PDF includes full step-by-step instructions as well as measurements in both metric and imperial.


This bag pattern doesn't require a lot of hardware and is great for those who are dipping their toes into zipper prep. It has multiple options for customization (the flat lay designs lends itself perfectly to applique work), making this mini crossbody a versatile and fun pattern.


The outside of this pattern is designed for use with cork, vinyl, thin leather, or kraftex, however with some additional interfacing and imagination it can easily be converted to use all cotton throughout.


Skill Level: Confident Beginner



Fat Quarter of Exterior Main Textile - cork, vinyl, leather, etc

Fat Quarter of Lining Fabric - Cotton

Fat Quarter medium weight interfacing (decovil light, pellon 808, Vilene H250)

(1) 10” (25.5cm) zipper - #3 or #5 coil zipper or zipper by the yard + zipper pull

(1) 8” (20.5cm) zipper - #3 or #5 coil zipper or zipper by the yard + zipper pull

(2) .5” (13mm) d-rings

(2) .5” (13mm) lobster clasps

(2) 7mm Double Cap Rivets

Rivet setting tools

Fabric hole punch (radial or hand punch)

Clips (Wonder Clips, alligator clips, etc.)

Optional (1) .5” (13mm) strap adjuster/tri-slide

Quick dry fabric glue or Double Sided Tape



An instant download PDF sewing pattern, 12 pages in total, including 8 pattern pieces. Print at home on 8.5" by 11" paper.


A link to my website or social media outlets when posting your creations is appreciated!



Pattern must be purchased retail and created by one person, in their home. Feel free to sell what you make, however this pattern is not intended for large scale manufacturing. This pattern may not be republished or distributed in any form without the express permission of SewGnar. A link to my website and/or social media outlets would be appreciated when posting or selling your creations.

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Paradigm Crossbody PDF Sewing Pattern

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