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How to sew a convertible round bottom backpack crossbody hip bag by Sewspire

How to sew a bucket style convertible backpack crossbody hip bag

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire!

Today I am here to show you how to sew this fabulous bucket style round bottom convertible bag which can be worn crossbody, on the shoulder or as a backpack.

For this project you will need approximately 2 yards of twill / canvas / duck fabric cut in the following dimensions:

9″ circle (cut 2 for interior / exterior base)

29.5″ x 15″ (cut 2 for interior / exterior body)

29.5″ x 12″ (cut 2 for interior / exterior pockets)

9″ x 20″ (cut 1 for flap)

4″ x 15″ (cut 1 for tabs)

Plus: 54″ of 1″ webbing for the strap, 5″ of sew in hook and loop tape, three 1″ d-rings, one 1″ tri-glide and two 1″ swivel hooks.

The finished bag offers a roomy interior compartment that measures approximately 13″ tall by 8″ deep.

There are 4 exterior and 4 interior pockets and the bag closes via flap closure.

In this week’s studio update I am announcing the winner of last week’s fabric giveaway…so, check out that video too!

I will be back soon with another inspired project. Until then, please know the creative genius in me will be celebrating the creative genius in you!



How to sew a cross body messenger tote bag

How to sew a Messenger Tote Bag

Hey y’all and welcome back to Sewspire!

This week we are making messenger style tote bags which can be worn cross body with ease. I especially appreciate the wide padded strap on this style as it is so comfy! For the exterior of my bag, I selected a simple grey Premier Print print and then went a little crazy on the interior and selected a really fun animal print that makes me smile every time I open my bag.

For this project you will need to cut 6 panels which measure 12″ tall by 16″ wide. Three of these panels should be cut from a thicker twill fabric, such as these fabulous Premier Prints and three should be cut form a nice quilt weight cotton such as these adorable Micheal Miller prints. You will also be cutting the handle from the thicker twill and it will measure 8″ wide by 54″ in length. For your project planning purposes: you will need to set aside a half yard of 54″ twill fabric and three quarter yard of cotton quilt weight fabric + a half a yard of quilt batting.

The bag comes together in a cinch and should take you less than an hour to make. I’d love to see photos of your finished projects and invite you to post pictures on the Sewspire Facebook and Instagram pages using @sewspire and #sewspire

I hope you enjoy the project and will share this blog with your creative friends! Until next week, sew happy and be inspired my beautiful friends!



How to sew a cross body messenger tote bag
How to sew a cross body messenger tote bag by Andrea Chapman @sewspire.com