Crossbody bag

Crossbody bag sandhill sling

The crossbody bag, The Sandhill by Noodlehead patterns is a great make for a confident beginner. A full copy of the pattern is included in the price and will be yours to take home at the end of the session. We are making view A with the front zipped pocket.

This is the ideal size bag that fits all of your necessities in it without allowing it to become overpacked and way too heavy. As a crossbody bag it takes the weight off your shoulders and keeps your essentials out of the way whilst still being easy to access.

Bag construction can be overwhelming and patterns can seem really complicated so during the workshop we'll break it down into manageable chunks. Using our hints and tips we will help you construct your bag, deciphering pattern terminology so you can concentrate on the sewing.

The bag has three pockets, an external zipped one, the main body and an elasticated inner one. We'll take you through the best techniques for inserting the zips to create a professional finish to your bag.

Techniques that you will cover include;

Working with zips

Using elastic

Top stitching

Sewing smooth curves

Please note that you will need to cut out your fabrics ahead of the session. Cutting details will be attached to your booking confirmation and can be access in the downloads section of your account after purchase. If you think that you may need help cutting out we suggest you consider booking a Sew Friendly session.




03 Feb 2022


10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Book Event

Available Tickets: 8
The ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.

What you will need

  • 5/8 yard / 0.52m Exterior Fabric (cotton canvas/denim/oilcloth)
  • 5/8 yard /0.52m Lining fabric (inc. interior pocket) (patchwork/ mediumweight cotton)
  • 1.25m fusible woven interfacing
  • 18″/46cm  head to head bag zipper (for the main closure)
  • 10″/25.4cm  zipper for the front pocket (longer zips can be shortened)
  • 1″/ 25mm  wide D ring, 1.5″/38mm strap slider and 1.5″/38mm swivel snap
  • 1.5 yards / 1.4m of cotton webbing 1.5″ / 38mm wide
  • 1/4 yard/ 25cm   of 1/4″ / 6mm elastic

Covid precautions

Whilst we continue to live with Covid where at all possible please bring your own sewing machine and sewing kit. Resources are available on-site if necessary. Please view our Covid-19 page for the latest guidance.

With effect from the 1st January 2022 we will be asking for proof of a negative lateral flow test, taken within 24 hours of your attendance.


Drinks and biscuits will be available but we recommend that you bring a packed lunch with you.


During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.

Sarah Brangwyn


Sarah Brangwyn

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