Noodlehead: Traverse Bag

Noodlehead: Traverse Bag

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A paper sewing pattern by Noodlehead.

You’ll love taking this versatile and compact crossbody bag on all of your travels. The zipped top main compartment and handy back zipped pocket keep all your essentials secure while the front pocket(s) provides easy access to the items you use most. Easy to use and wear adjustable crossbody strap and two fun sizes to make!

Special features:

2 sizes to sew! Regular and Mini
Zipped top main compartment
Back zip pocket
Front pocket (divided on Regular size) with easy access snap/flap closure
adjustable crossbody strap
interior slip pocket

Skill Level: Intermediate, or adventurous Advanced Beginner

Approx. Finished Dimensions: 12” W, 9” H, 2” deep - regular (10” W, 7 1/2” tall - mini)

Materials needed:
Requirements based on 44”-wide fabric.

Mini size noted in { }.

¾ yard {½ yard} Exterior Fabric
¾ yard {½ yard} Lining Fabric
½ yard {½ yard} Accent Fabric
2 yards {1½ yards} Fusible Woven Interfacing (Pellon SF101 - 20"-wide - the Vilene equivalent
is the G700)
(2) ¾”-wide rectangle rings & (1) ¾”-wide strap slider
(1) 14” zip {12” zip} for top closure*
(1) 8” zip {6” zip} for back pocket*
(1) size 24 metal snap

Recommended Fabrics: Cotton canvas, cotton/linen canvas, twill, home dec for exterior. Quilting cotton for accent and lining.

Additional supplies + tools: Polyester thread, water-soluble pen/tailor’s chalk, cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter, glue pen, size 14 or 16 denim or Microtex needle, turning tool, snap setting tool, 1 yard of 1/8’’ diameter cotton cording for making piping, ¼”-wide fusible web tape, piping foot

*pattern assumes zip tape width of 1"