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A softly shaped unisex sling bag, waist pack, or crossbody, with a large zip main compartment, inside pocket and an optional front zip overlay pocket. With a choice of detachable or fixed straps. Includes a bonus mini strap-pouch.

Use it for days out, travel, outdoor pursuits, dog walking or bling it up for a classy shopping weekend or a night out.


  1. Suitable for domestic machines,
  2. Sleek curved profile achieved with cleverly engineered pattern pieces,
  3. A flat back to sit comfortable against the body,
  4. Front zip overlay pocket for small items such as ID cards and earbuds,
  5. Generous, fully lined main compartment for phone, glasses, keys and wallet,
  6. Inside credit card pocket to hold numerous cards,
  7. Accessible large slip pocket to the back,
  8. Fixed and removable strap options,
  9. Bonus pattern included for raw edge strap-pouch,
  10. Various Adjustable strap options to use as sling bag, waist pack, or crossbody.

Skill level:

Sizing info:
Approximate finished dimensions = 9½" (24 cm) by 6" (15 cm).

Video tutorial:
There's a full length video tutorial as part of the pdf pattern purchase. However, in the meantime here is an 8-minute video introduction for the Clamshell Sling Bag and Waist Pack:


Included with the purchase is:-

  • Instant download,
  • Video tutorial included,
  • Full sized computer drafted PDF pattern pieces,
  • All measurements given in inches and cm,
  • Complete, easy to follow instructions,
  • Full colour photos for every step,
  • Relevant sewing tips,
  • A list of material requirements and suggestions,
  • Printer friendly. Prints on US letter size or A4 paper,
  • Size check feature to verify your printer settings,

The pattern:
Delivered by instant download and includes full-size computer-generated pattern pieces, pages of full colour tutorial style instructions with detailed photos, along with a video tutorial to walk you through making this gorgeous bag.

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