Making Bags Book Club Month 3: Fold-Over Crossbody Bag

Whether your customers are just starting their sewing journey, or are seasoned bag makers, our Making Bags Book Club is a great way to build their confidence in bag making. During this six-part club series, they'll learn the foundational knowledge of bag making, explore new materials, techniques, and make 5 skill-building projects. To continue to build your bag-making confidence, the Fold-Over Crossbody Bag has been designed with similar steps as the Quilted Pouches. This convenient crossbody has a trendy design with contrasting accents. There’s plenty of space inside to store essentials, and the adjustable strap can be removed to allow you to carry this bag as a clutch. With this project, build skills in fabric preparation, adding a contrasting scrap closure, adding an interior slip pocket, easily installing a zipper, assembling the bag, making an adjustable strap, and making an optional tassel.
Month 3 Includes the Following:
12” x 42"" Main Fabric *
12” x 25"" Contrast Fabric *
12” x 42"" Lining
12” 45"" Fleece Batting (Bosal 326)
10” #5 Zipper *
Hardware *
(1) Zipper Pull (Half Cylinder STS264)
(3) 1” D-Ring (STS107)
(3) 1” Swivel Hook (STS139)
(1) 1” Slider Buckle (STS125)
* Fabric and hardware finish may vary from bag images.
This kit does not include the instructions to make the bag. All instructions are found in the Making Bags: A Field Guide Book, which was included in Month 1 of Club.
Retailer Planning & Guidelines:
Retailers can launch this program any time of the year.
Register participants in-store for classes either monthly or a one-time payment.
Each participant is required to purchase a kit to participate in this program. Keep your participants informed of when the kits arrive, since we recommend participants cut out their pieces ahead of time to reserve class time for sewing only.
Add your instructor's fee if necessary. Contact to learn about Sallie Tomato’s Educator Program (launching April 2024) if you’re interested in hiring a certified instructor!