Clarendon Crossbody Wallet – with video tutorial and bonus belt bag pattern

(28 customer reviews)



A small bag with loads of compartments, the Clarendon combines the function of a bag with the organization of a wallet.

  • Zipper pocket on the flap, ideal for your phone or other items you need instantly accessible
  • Optional ID pocket
  • Concealed zipper beneath the flap for coins, or other essentials
  • Eight card pockets and a slip pocket keep your credit cards and money handy
  • Lining to hold the larger items a wallet alone cannot, with an additional slip pocket inside
  • Customizable strap to ensure the bag fits you exactly


6 ” height
9 1/2″ width
1″ depth

You have the option to sew the Clarendon as a belt bag! Bonus instructions are included for Waist Belt Connectors to wear your Clarendon around your waist. The Waist Belt Connectors sew up quickly and easily. Choose from either the D-Ring Version or the Eyelet/Grommet Version. Clip the adjustable Waist Belt to the Ludlow Waist Belt Connectors, and off you go!

Full-color photos and illustrations accompany 16 pages of detailed, tutorial-style instructions. Patterns are included for both fabric and interfacing pieces. Additionally, dimensions are provided for square and rectangle pieces in order to use a rotary cutter and cutting mat. I include fabric and interfacing pattern layouts, and labels to keep your prepared fabric pieces organized while you sew. A team of 10 testers vetted this pattern, testing varied methods and interfacings, editing, revising, and clarifying — ensuring your successful outcome.


  • Fabric I: 1/2 yard 44” quilt weight cotton (Flap Exterior, Pocket Wings, Snap Tab, Panel Beneath Flap, Lining Pocket, Strap Tabs, Optional Strap Addition
  • Fabric II: 1/3 yard 44” quilt weight cotton, canvas, or linen blend (Back Exterior Panel, Accent Below Pocket, Rear Flap Band, Strap)
  • Fabric III: 3/4 yard 44” quilt weight cotton (Lining, Flap Interior, Flap Exterior Lining, Flap Interior Lining, Card Pocket, Interior Slip Pocket, Optional ID Pocket)



  • 2 yards 20” Woven Interfacing such as Pellon SF 101
  • 10” x 10” piece of Ultra Firm Stabilizer



  • 2 (12” or longer) zippers
  • 2 (1/2”) D-Rings
  • 2 (1/2”) Swivel Hooks
  • 1 Magnetic Snap
  • 2 Metal Rivets + tools for installation
  • Washable Fabric Marker
  • Double Sided Fabric Tape
  • Dritz Fray Check, liquid fabric sealant
  • 1 (4” x 3”) piece of clear vinyl (for ID pocket)
  • Glue (such as Fabri-Tac or Glue Stick)
  • Walking Foot attachment (recommended)



The video sew along series walks you through every step of making the Clarendon Crossbody Wallet.



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Barring mass production and/or manufacturing, you may sell the finished bags you create from my pattern. Please note the pattern is designed by Hold it Right There in the item description. The Clarendon Crossbody Wallet pattern and instructions may only be purchased from me. Distribution or replication of pattern and/or instructions is expressly prohibited.

Due to the digital nature of this product, I cannot make refunds or accept returns.

If at any time, you have questions while making the bag, please contact me, and I will gladly be of assistance.


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28 reviews for Clarendon Crossbody Wallet – with video tutorial and bonus belt bag pattern

  1. donna v. (Verified Buyer)

    Love it

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  3. Elaine Sweeney (Verified Buyer)

    Made my first one using Swags utube channel and your 7 videos. Thanks to all the great, detailed suggestions from both sources mine came out great. My next one will be upload worthy.

  4. Cindy Vanpachtenbeke (Verified Buyer)

    Verry clear pattern. Excellent written explenation with lots of photo’s and tips.

  5. Shelley S. (Verified Buyer)

    Love this pattern. Well written and easy to follow!

  6. Judi Smith (Verified Buyer)

    Well this little bag had me so confused, but I did it. And it is the cutest thing ever. Will be making more for sure.

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  9. Amy (Verified Buyer)

    I purchased the Clarendon wallet pattern and video and just finished my first one. Very detailed instructions and easy to follow. I will be making another one soon. Great pattern for a perfect little purse/wallet

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  10. Marianne (Verified Buyer)

    goed patroon op video heel goed uitgelegd

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  11. Thomas James (Verified Buyer)

    i have not started the bag yet, but video is very good

  12. Heather Claver (Verified Buyer)

    Awesome bag! A small, comfortable and functional crossbody with a pocket for everything. The instructions (and video) make it a breeze to sew up. There seems to be a lot of steps and pieces when you first look at it — but it really does come together nicely. Step by step and presto — you have a nice bag!

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  13. Faith Steinberg (Verified Buyer)

    I love the Clarendon crossbody. I did find some of the steps in the videos hard to follow. However, I was able to find someone on youtube making the same bag and I was able to flip back and forth. One video covered the gaps that the other one did not.

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  19. Sharon (Verified Buyer)

    love it

  20. Donna McCrink (Verified Buyer)

    Love it

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  22. Marilynn Penwright (Verified Buyer)

    I absolutely love this bag, and so do my customers!

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  25. Linda (Verified Buyer)

    Love this little purse. I am going to attempt to make it 1” wider on the next one. It is so nice to have the credit card slots, no need for a wallet. I’m also going to attempt to put a zipper pocket on the inside. I found the two zippers on the flap can become bulky if you put a lot of stuff in there. Already purchased fabric for next one.

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  26. Janet B. (Verified Buyer)

    Made one and I really enjoyed this pattern.

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  28. Cindy A. (Verified Buyer)

    I am new to machine sewing and working with fabric (typically hand sew leather). This pattern is well designed and the written instructions paired with the video were awesome. My first attempt was successful enough to use and carry. Looking forward to trying it again now that I have a better understanding of what I’m doing.

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