Luna Crossbody Sewalong
When I started designing the Luna Crossbody, I wanted to create a simple bag with a slim profile that could hold the bare essentials: cards, money, my phone, keys, and my go-to combo of chapstick and lipstick.
In today’s post, we’ll cover what to consider when selecting fabrics for your purse. The Luna pattern testers had so much great feedback in this area, so I’m going deep and hopefully this will help you with all your sourcing needs!
The Luna Crossbody has two options outlined in the pattern instructions: Version A has an adjustable strap with metal rings and a slider, and Version B has a non-adjustable strap. For both versions, the strap is attached to the Outer Pocket with rivets.
The first step in constructing the Luna Crossbody is to get all of your pieces cut, interfaced (where applicable), and mark locations of pockets and closures.
Next up: Pockets!
The Luna Crossbody has two main pocket assemblies.
If you’ve never installed a zipper, or if you have and it was a disappointing experience, you may have written them off entirely (in a former life, I thought I’d never sew them. I was just like, “Nope. Not sewing zippers. Ever. #buttonsforlyfe!”). But once you master the zipper? You open up a whole new world of possibilities in pro-level sewing.
In today’s post, we’ll cover piping. I think the piping is the design feature that gives this bag a little extra “oomph!” of style. Take your time with this step—and don’t be afraid to use a lot of pins—for a smooth curved edge.
In this post we’ll finish up the purse body by sewing the perimeter. This step will go pretty quickly!
Folks, we’re in the home stretch now! In today’s post, I’ll walk you through sewing and installing the strap on your Luna Crossbody. I’m showing two methods: non-adjustable and adjustable straps.