The Quick No-Zip Crossbody Bag PDF Pattern

(6 customer reviews)



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The Quick No-Zip Crossbody is a super-fast, fun crossbody bag which you can whip up really quickly, using only a small amount of fabric and minimal hardware. A testament to how quickly these bags can be sewn, is the fact that many of the testers made multiple versions. It is super addictive! Great for sew and sell!

The bag features a back quick access phone pocket, a hidden key pocket under the flap and inside the roomy main compartment is a card pocket which can hold multiple cards. A great bag for beginners and advanced sewists alike!

The Quick No-Zip Crossbody Bag makes up beautifully in a whole range of different materials including quilting cottons, canvas, vinyl, cork or leather. You can also use fabric with a combination of faux leather, cork or vinyl. Get creative with the flap with embroidery or other embellishments. Use all plain fabrics or all patterned.  You are limited only by your imagination. This design is perfect for selling at the markets or in your online shop, Etsy and more. Perfect to hold all your essentials for your morning run or a quick dash to the shop.

With the included video tutorial, you won’t have any problems making this bag at all. Of course, if watching a video isn’t your thing, the pattern comes with my usual full comprehensive instructions with lots of photos. Full pattern pieces are included as well as cutting measurements for those of you who like to cut with a mat and ruler.

PLUS, it comes with a Projector File included too!

Finished size:
Approx. 14cm (5 ½”) W X 23cm (9 ½”) H X 4cm (1 ½”) D.



The PDF pattern for The Quick No-Zip Crossbody Bag has 33 pages of instructions which include 91 step by step colour photos.

The pattern comes with written printing instructions as well as video instructions.

Pattern pieces are included for both shaped and rectangular pieces, as well as cutting measurements for rectangular pieces, so you can choose your preferred cutting method. Both Metric and Imperial measurements are included! All pattern files come in both A4 and Letter sizes for your convenience.

PLUS, a TEXT ONLY version of the instructions comes bundled with your pattern for printing purposes. This is great should you not need or wish to print all of the photos! Simply refer to your electronic versions for photos if needed! Saves on ink!

Additional information

Pattern Type


*Exterior Plain Fabric: 112cm (44”) wide: 60cm W X 20cm H (24” X 8”)
*Exterior Patterned Fabric: 112cm (44”) wide: 35cm (14”)
*Lining Fabric: 112cm (44”) wide: 40cm (16”)
*Fusible Woven Interfacing: EzeFuse – 114cm (45”) Wide: 1m (1 Yard) Substitutes are DHJ501 or Pellon Shape-Flex SF101- 51cm (20”) Wide – 2m (2 Yards).
*Fusible Fleece (Referred to in pattern only as Fleece) – Matilda’s Own, Thermolam Plus or Vilene H640: 50cm W X 28cm H (20” W X 11” H)
*Decovil Light: 13cm W X 17cm H (5” W X 6 ½” H)
*Decovil 1 (Heavy), Peltex 71F, Fast2Fuse or TimTex or 2 layers of Decovil Light (Referred to in pattern only as Decovil 1): Scrap – 12cm W X 3cm H (4 ¾” W X 1 1/8” H)

*2 X 19mm (3/4”) Rectangular Rings for the Adjustable Strap
*1 X 19mm (3/4”) Slider for the Adjustable Strap
*1 X 18mm Slim Magnetic Snap OR 1 X Small Thumb Lock – 40mm high x 30mm wide (1½” x 1⅛”)
*Optional: 3 X Double Capped Rivets 6mm – 8mm (Stem) for the Adjustable Strap and 4 X 6mm stem for the Pockets. I recommend a 9mm cap size for the pockets, especially if you are using fabrics other than quilting cottons.
NOTE: You can try Chicago Screws as a substitute if rivets scare you!
Other Items:
Wondertape and/or Elmers Washable Glue, Tailors Chalk or Fading Marker, Fray Stopper, Hole Punches, Rivet & Grommet Setting Tools (if using), plus general sewing items and a hammer.

6 reviews for The Quick No-Zip Crossbody Bag PDF Pattern

  1. Anita

    I am a fairly new bag maker, but this pattern and the accompanying video made making this so so easy! Such a well written pattern, and the instructions are very clear. I have made quite a few of these now, and they always come out looking so professional.

  2. Beatriz Borges Fajardo (verified owner)

    A small but very complete bag, it doesn’t lack anything. I love following Chris’s patterns, the explanations are very complete and are very easy to follow, plus you always learn a new tip in each of them. Thank you Chris!!.

    Un bolso pequeño pero muy completo, no le falta de nada. Me encanta seguir los patrones de Chris, las explicaciones son muy completas y son muy fáciles de seguir, además siempre se aprende algún tip nuevo en cada uno de ellos. Gracias Chris!!.

  3. Carol Wilson Stearns

    I love love making the Quick No Zip Crossbody bag! The bag is a perfect size but it still holds a lot of your essentials! Chris’ instructions are very detailed, even for a novice bag maker to understand. And her video is a delight to watch! Thank you Chris for the excellent bag pattern!

  4. Angela May

    I have tried several of this “style” of pattern, definitely this one is the best, instructions are clear, tutorial is amazing and the end result is so good that I will be making this my go to smaller phone bag. Thanks Chris, as always, great design.

  5. Christine Shanahan (verified owner)

    What a great little bag. Has a pocket for everything and is such a pleasant product to sew. Follow along with the video instructions and it goes together beautifully. Another great bag from Chris.

  6. Kristi Richard (verified owner)

    I am an experienced bag maker, but I found this to be one of the best bags I have made. It is compact and feels perfect when slung on and hanging on your hip. Some cross-body bags just feel awkward when wearing. It is also just the right size to hold your phone, keys, sunglasses, tissues, cards and the all important lip gloss! Even though I didn’t find this bag to be a ‘quick’ process, by following Chris’ steps, and not doing shortcuts, I made a quality bag to be proud of. NOTE: I did try one shortcut – I thought she forgot a step when she didn’t close the bottom of the outside pocket. I sewed it up and didn’t see the importance of that step until the end.

    I also learned a few new ways to do basic tasks, like turning the bag (much easier than pulling through a 5″ gap), finishing/closing up the lining in the end (genius – next time I will actually do it correctly and not use my ‘shortcut’) and making PERFECT outside pockets that are not loose. I was worried about not having closures on the outside pockets, but the way she designed this bag – NOTHING will fall! Even the card pocket on the inside – it again is snug and my cards are secure. I think my daughters and daughter-in-law will be getting some cute little essential bags this Christmas!

    Thanks Chris! I am anxious to try another of your patterns real soon!

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