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This is a spacious and versatile hands-free bag to wear across your back or chest. It has a roomy interior main compartment for everyday gear or travel.

There's a lining slip pocket that allows you to organize smaller items and card slots where you'll be able to keep favorite cards in easy reach. There's also a curved front exterior zipper pocket that is ideal for your phone and a back exterior zipper pocket secures your wallet, passport, and other important belongings.

The adjustable crossbody strap created from webbing includes detailed instructions for stitching a functional and decorative "X" square.

Skill level:
This is an intermediate-level pattern. Some experience with zippers and bag making is helpful.

Sizing info:
11 " high by 9" wide by 3" deep.

Video tutorial:

The designer has created a video tutorial showing you how to make her Meridian Sling Bag, that you can watch below:


Marterials needed:

  • Fabric I: ½ yard of canvas or quilting cotton (this is the main, exterior fabric),
  • Fabric II: 1 yard of quilting cotton or waterproof canvas (WPC) (this is the lining fabric),
  • Fabric III: ¼ yard waxed canvas, cork, leather, or vinyl (this is exterior bottom and lower gusset),
  • Omit interfacing if using waterproof canvas (WPC), waxed canvas, cork, vinyl, or leather,
  • 2½ yards of 20" woven interfacing (Pellon SF 101, or similar),
  • ⅓ yard low loft Fusible Fleece (Pellon 987F or similar),
  • ¼ yard of Ultra Firm Stabilizer (70F Pellon Peltex or similar),
  • 54" by 1½" webbing,
  • 2½ yards of Double Fold ½" Bias Tape,
  • One (1") D-Ring,
  • One (1½") Swivel Hook,
  • One (1½") Slide,
  • Two (9") #3 - #5 zippers,
  • One (18") #4.5 - #5 zipper with double pulls,
  • Stiletto Tool (optional),
  • Two Double-Capped rivets (optional).

The pattern:
Detailed, step-by-step instructions are accompanied by photos and illustrations, as well as sew along tutorial videos. SVG files are included for use with a cutting machine (optional). Printable pattern templates are provided for all fabric and interfacing pieces. The cutting chart makes a handy project checklist, designating the fabrics, interfacing, and stabilizer for each pattern piece. The designer includes printable labels to keep your prepared fabric pieces organized while you sew. A team of twenty testers vetted this pattern, testing varied methods and interfacings, editing, revising, and clarifying - ensuring your successful outcome.

Please note this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern. Please download immediately after check out.