Sydney Crossbody

(14 customer reviews)


The perfect balance of form and function, this large everyday crossbody bag is ideal for daily use. It features multiple storage options, including two pleated cargo pockets, a large zippered pocket, a back slip pocket and a zippered pocket inside. A zip top opening keeps belongings secure and a wide crossbody strap ensures carrying comfort.

Printed paper pattern also includes a downloadable PDF pattern.




  • 13″ wide x 11″ tall x 3″ deep

Materials Needed:

  • 1 yard 44” wide quilting or canvas weight exterior fabric
  • 1 yard 44” wide quilting weight lining fabric
  • 3/8 yard woven or vinyl contrasting fabric
  • 3/8 yard fusible fleece interfacing (Pellon Thermolam TP971F)
  • 3 yards fusible woven interfacing (Pellon Shapeflex SF101)
  • 1/8 yard fusible heavy stabilizer (Pellon Peltex 71F)
  • 14” all-purpose zipper (zip top)
  • 12” all-purpose zipper (front pocket)
  • 9” all-purpose zipper (interior pocket)
  • Four 14mm magnetic snaps
  • Two 1” D-rings
  • Two 1.5” swivel clips
  • One 1.5” strap slide
  • Fabric glue (Beacon Fabritac) (optional)
  • Coordinating thread
You should already be somewhat familiar with sewing patterns and common sewing terms.

You MAY sell bags you make with this pattern.

14 reviews for Sydney Crossbody

  1. Éva Bertalan (verified owner)

    Thank you for the pattern, it’s well-written and easy to follow.

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  2. Bonnie McCann (verified owner)

    A well written pattern that results in a professionally finished bag. Bag is large without being bulky, with lots of pockets for organizing all of your things. The first time I used it, I got asked if I could make another! Looking forward to many more.

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  3. Jenni Straiton

    What a great pattern. I have never sewen a handbag before and I would call myself an advanced beginner sewist. Lots of pockets and space for things. Instructions are easy to follow. If you are unsure don’t be ,!

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  4. Gena (verified owner)

    I have made this bag twice now. It was the first bag I had ever made (and only so far). It is a bit difficult for a first time but definitely not impossible! The instructions are very detailed and easy to follow. I love the bag itself too, there are so many useful pockets! There is nothing I hate more than pockets that I can’t do anything with, but all of these are quite useful! It took quite a long time for me to finish the first one that I made because I read and re read the instructions to be sure I understood what I was supposed to be doing, but the second one went much faster!

  5. Christy (verified owner)

    I’m so in love with this pattern. I’ve made it at least four or five times. It is my everyday bag. It sews up beautifully and holds everything I could possibly want. This pattern comes together so nicely with very clear instructions. I couldn’t recommend it more!

  6. Amy (verified owner)

    Love this pattern!! It is such a fun sew and the finished product is amazing! This pattern lets you play with fun prints of fabrics. The storage and pockets are great and very functional. I love this for my laptop bag.

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  7. Stacey (verified owner)

    Love love this pattern. Classy and it is the perfect size for me. Customer also loved it!

  8. emb92 (verified owner)

    I just made this bag, and i love it. its a perfect size for a mom that needs everything, but not too big and clumsy or too little to carry everything you need. I made mine without all the fleece and it turned out just as i wanted. Will sew it again, my mom asked for one also!

  9. Lesley (verified owner)

    Fantastic Bag! Perfect size, loads of pockets. Great pattern, easy to follow! So so happy I purchased this!

  10. Dorien Van den Heuvel

    I was instantly in love with the Sidney Crosby! It’s bigger than i thought. A 5 star Swoon pattern !!

  11. Jeanne (verified owner)

    Haha I was sewing this bag while Sidney Crosby was getting an award on TV prior to a game. Clever name for the pattern.

    I made this bag with a cotton print that looks like cork, that I ordered from Spoonflower. The bag looks like real cork! Turned out fantastic.! I am sure I will make this bag again.

  12. Ann Farland (verified owner)

    I am so happy with this bag! My daughter wanted a bag with lots of pockets and big enough to store all she needed to take along for her 4 children. I will make it again, for sure!

  13. gbfoell (verified owner)

    I love Sydney! It’s my favorite Swoon bag! Perfect size and so many great pockets!!!! Five stars!

  14. Robin

    Love the name you picked for this bag. I live in Nova Scotia where Syd the Kid was born and still calls home. Nice tribute. LOL

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