Tremont Crossbody Bag – with video tutorial

(74 customer reviews)



A great everyday bag, the Tremont organizes all your necessities. With the double zipper opened fully, you can easily locate your belongings in the gusseted main compartment.  Four card slots and one slip pocket built into the lining hold your credit cards and cash, while zippered pockets on the front exterior and in the lining help organize small items. A back exterior slip pocket secures with a magnetic snap and keeps your phone and essentials accessible.   The adjustable crossbody strap clips to two swivel hooks.


LOOKBOOK:  Click HERE for inspiration from testers’ beautiful Tremont Crossbody Bags.


10″ Height

10” Width

3 1/2” Depth

Full-color photos and illustrations accompany 17 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 16 testers vetted this pattern, testing varied methods and interfacings, editing, revising, and clarifying — ensuring your successful outcome.


  • Fabric I: 3/4 yard 44” quilt weight cotton, light weight canvas, or linen blend (Exterior Panel Front, Exterior Panel Back Top, Exterior Slip Pocket, Strap Tabs, Accordion Gussets, Lining Slip Pocket, Interior Zip Pocket, Strap)
  • Fabric II: 1 yard 44” quilt weight cotton (Lining Panel Back, Exterior Panel Back Bottom, Exterior Slip Pocket Lining, Exterior Zip Pocket, Accordion Gussets, Lining Center, Lining Sides, Lining Bottom, Card Pocket, Seam Binding)
  • Fabric III:  10” H x 12” W cork fabric, vinyl, or leather (Overlay Option 1 or Option 2)



  • 2 2/3 yards 20” Woven Interfacing such as  Pellon SF 101 or SewFuse
  • Either 3/8 yard of 44” Medium Firm Woven Interfacing such as SewFuse Plus  OR  2/3 yard 17” Non-Woven Stabilizer such as Pellon   Decovil Light 525
  • 3” x 9” piece of Ultra Firm Stabilizer such as 70F Pellon Peltex



  • Either 1 1/3 yard continuous #5 zipper tape & four zipper pulls


  •   1 (32” or longer) #4.5-#5 Double Pull Zipper  &
  •   2 (9” or longer) #3 – #5 Zippers


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


The video sew along series walks you through every step of making the Tremont Crossbody Bag.

FEATURE VIDEO:  This video was created by one of my pattern testers, Chera, of Phipody.  See her gorgeous Tremont Crossbody and all of the beautiful details below:


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Barring mass production and/or manufacturing, you may sell the finished bags 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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74 reviews for Tremont Crossbody Bag – with video tutorial

  1. pamela klein (Verified Buyer)

    Absolutely love this pattern!!!

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  2. Madeline Green (Verified Buyer)

    Great bag to make and can be for all age groups

  3. Brenda T. (Verified Buyer)

    Love, love this crossbody bag! It’s light weight but sturdy, and the side gussets allow you to locate your “stuff” without rifling through your bag. Do keep as much interfacing out of the seam allowances as possible; top stitching through all of the layers is tough, but doable. I will be making several.

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  4. Kelly H. (Verified Buyer)

    I’ve been eyeing this pattern for quite a while and can’t believe I waited this long to buy it! I am about 90% finished with my first bag and love how it is turning out. The instructions are exceptional- detailed and easy to follow- enough so for a beginner to give it a go. I appreciate the options given based on having a domestic v industrial machine. The bag itself is the perfect size, is functional, stylish, and ideal for day to day use. I will definitely be making more Tremont Xbody Bags in the future!

  5. Janice Stevens (Verified Buyer)

    Great pattern was clear instructions

  6. Beverley (Verified Buyer)

    I am delighted with this pattern. The written and photographic instructions are extremely thorough and if in doubt there are the video tutorials to fall back on.
    I made the mistake of using too heavy fabric for the outer trim. This would be good for future bags of this pattern but not the first one as some of the seams are quite bulky. My fault, not the pattern. When I make my next bag I will send you a pic.
    Thanks for a brilliant pattern, I will definitely be buying from you again

  7. Leah W. (Verified Buyer)

  8. samara mae (Verified Buyer)

    Very well designed and clear instructions. However I increase pattern by 20% and made it 2 inches wider. PERFECT. Also changed the inside to have wider card slots ( x 2 across) and extra slip pockets on the other side for small zippy purses so travel items are easier to find . Still working on it so no photos yet. Made it for travelling to Europe. Love it.

  9. Tracey W. (Verified Buyer)

    Love this bag well written pattern easy to follow

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  10. Diane (Verified Buyer)

  11. Rose Dumas (Verified Buyer)

    Love this pattern…love the bag…it came out great!

  12. Phyllis (Verified Buyer)

    Fun sew with great results. Video was very clear and helpful. I chose a rectangular piece of leather with D-rings as the base so I can attach backpack straps when needed. Pictured is a shoulder strap.

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  13. Grace Mas (Verified Buyer)

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  17. Barbara Broadfoot (Verified Buyer)

    I have printed and read the pattern, subscribed and watched the related videos and I am impressed! I am going to start with making one of these for myself then a few more for my tiny biz.
    I am a newbie to bagmaking but I think the pattern and vids are VERY well done and go step by step which is essential when you’re learning.

  18. Pauline (Verified Buyer)

    Good pattern easy to follow

  19. Cynthia (Verified Buyer)

    I love this bag and will make more as I learned a few things with the first one.

  20. Valérie Janelle (Verified Buyer)

    Trop hâte d’avoir le temps de m’en faire un

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  22. Rachel (Verified Buyer)

    I love the pattern so much. I made a bag last year for my birthday and have decided to make one every year, so I chose this pattern this year.
    I remember seeing this pattern been made by Jess OklaRoots.

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