Cross Body Purse

Cross Body Purse

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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Additional Information



  • 1/2 yd Star Wars® cotton fabric for purse body and straps (A)
  • 1/3 yd Star Wars® cotton fabric for lining (B)
  • 1/3 yd iron-on fleece
  • 9" zipper
  • Iron on studs or nail heads
  • Iron & pressing surface
  • Rotary cutter, ruler & mat
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Sewing machine


  1. Cut one each purse body (A), lining (B) and fleece 9" x 21".
  2. Cut one (A) 2"x width of fabric for strap.
  3. Cut one (A) 2" x 4” piece for side tabs.
  4. Fuse fleece to purse body fabric
  5. Press under 1/2" on both 9" sides of main fabric and lining.
  6. Zipper:
  7. Place zipper face up on wrong side of one side of main fabric having top of zipper 1/2" in from edge.
  8. Sew fabric close to zipper teeth.
  9. Sew opposite side of fabric to zipper. Forming a tube.
  10. Side tabs:
  11. Fold side tab piece in half lengthwise and press.
  12. Open and fold in sides and press.
  13. Refold, press and top stitch close to edges.
  14. Cut tab in half.
  15. With right sides together fold bag with zipper 2-1/2" down from top fold.
  16. Fold tabs in half and place on right side at top of fold on bag with raw edges together.
  17. Open zipper slightly. Pin tabs in place and sew bag using 1/2" seam on both sides.
  18. Turn and press.
  19. Sew lining with right sides together using a 1/2" seam and placing fold at some place as main bag for zipper opening.
  20. Turn and press.
  21. Insert lining into bag and slip stitch to back of zipper.
  22. Strap:
  23. Fold in half lengthwise with wrong sides together press.
  24. Open and refold edges into center.
  25. Top stitch close to edges of strap.
  26. Insert straps into tabs and fold over 1/2". Sew in place.
  27. Iron on studs to center of bag.

Items in This Collection
Please Note: Some items are out of stock.



High Loft Iron-On Fusible Fleece-20"W x 1yd

Item # 1231315
Online Only
Available for U.S. Shipping Only
$3.99 $2.39

Star Wars™ Cotton Fabric 44"-Stromtroopers

Item # 13691944
Available for U.S. Shipping Only
$10.99 $6.59 /yd

Coats & Clark All-Purpose Plastic Zipper 9" 

Item # prd48323
Available for U.S. Shipping Only


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Star Wars™ Cotton Fabric 44"-Characters in Block

Item # 11220415
Available for U.S. Shipping Only
$11.99 $7.19 /yd
*Some items are not available at this time.