Meridian Sling Bag – with video tutorial & SVG files

(7 customer reviews)




  • Spacious and versatile hands-free bag to wear across your back or chest
  • Roomy interior main compartment for everyday gear or travel
  • Lining Slip Pocket organizes smaller items
  • Card Slots keep favorite cards in easy reach
  • Curved front exterior zipper pocket is ideal for your phone
  • The back exterior zipper pocket secures your wallet, passport, and other important belongings
  • The adjustable crossbody strap created from webbing includes detailed instructions for stitching a functional and decorative “X” square
  • SVG files included for use with cutting machines
  • Sew Along tutorial videos walk through every step of the instructions
  • This is an intermediate-level pattern. Some experience with zippers and bag making is helpful.


DIMENSIONS:   11″ height x 9″ width x 3″ depth


LOOKBOOK:  Click HERE for inspiration from testers’ beautiful Meridian Sling Bags

SVG FILES:  To unzip the SVG files included with your purchase for use with cutting machines, please watch the excellent tutorial by mgrahamsews HERE.


Detailed, step-by-step instructions are accompanied by photos and illustrations, as well as sew along tutorial videos. SVG files are included for use with a cutting machine. Printable pattern templates are provided for all fabric and interfacing pieces. The cutting chart makes a handy project checklist, designating the fabrics, interfacing, and stabilizer for each pattern piece. I include printable labels to keep your prepared fabric pieces organized while you sew. A team of 20 testers vetted this pattern, testing varied methods and interfacings, editing, revising, and clarifying — ensuring your successful outcome.


  • Fabric I: Fabric I: 1/2 yard canvas or quilting cotton (This is the main, exterior fabric)
  • Fabric II: 1 yard quilting cotton or waterproof canvas (WPC) (This is the lining fabric)
  • Fabric III: 1/4 yard waxed canvas, cork, leather, or vinyl (This is exterior bottom and lower gusset)

*Omit interfacing if using waterproof canvas (WPC), waxed canvas, cork, vinyl, or leather.


  • 1 1/2yard of 20” Woven Interfacing (Pellon SF 101, or similar)
  • 5 1/2” X 5” piece of Medium Stabilizer for the Flap (Decovil Light, or similar)
  • 7” x 1 1/2” piece of Ultra Firm Stabilizer for the Snaps and Bag Base (70F Pellon Peltex or similar)


  • 54” x 1 1/2” Webbing
  • 2 1/2 yards Double Fold 1/2” Bias Tape
  • 1 (1”) D-Ring
  • 1 (1 1/2”) Swivel Hook
  • 1 (1 1/2”) Slide
  • 2 (9”) #3 – #5 zippers
  • 1 (18”) #4.5 – #5 zipper with double pulls
  • Fabric Glue (such as Fabri-Tac)
  • Fabric Sealant (such as Dritz Fray Check)
  • Double-sided Tape
  • Fabric Marking Pen
  • Stiletto Tool (optional)
  • 2 Double-Capped rivets (optional)


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Barring mass production and/or manufacturing, you may sell the finished wallets you create from my pattern.  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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7 reviews for Meridian Sling Bag – with video tutorial & SVG files

  1. Bonita Gentry (Verified Buyer)

    I have made 3 this past week. Spiderman, Captain America and an owl design one for myself. Love the wonderful YouTube Videos in the sections. I am an intermediate sewist and had no problems with this design.

  2. Claudette (Verified Buyer)

    I have not started this beautiful bag, but so looking forward to making it very soon. The pattern is very clearly written with lots of photos. And the YouTube videos link is a big plus for me. I bought all the fixtures and hope to get sewing in the coming week.

  3. Janice (Verified Buyer)

    This is my first time making a backpack and this pattern was easy to follow. The videos were tremendously helpful!

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  4. Christina Poindexter (Verified Buyer)

    It is a great pattern. Easy to follow with the videos. However, I would just caution some else making it to be mindful that the seam allowance changes throughout the pattern.

  5. Anna D. (Verified Buyer)

    The written pattern and video are great! I really enjoyed sewing up this bag and am already planning my next one. Thanks for a great pattern!

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  6. Verified Buyer (Verified Buyer)

    I really enjoyed making this bag. The pattern is clear and understandable throughout, with step by step photos to guide you. I’d definitely recommend giving it a go.

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  7. Maureen Boyd (Verified Buyer)

    Your patterns are so well written and easy to follow.

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