Petrol Blue/White Cross Body Bag by Deby Coles Mark VI

cross Body Bag VI front so sew easy

The seasons are changing and so must my bag. Currently bag versions II to V are all located at various sewing stores advertising the upcoming sewing workshops and in the meantime I have been using Bag version I which is a Linen Union printed in Pink on a Cream background – not really suitable to co-ordinate with my  Autumn wardrobe. For the time being I will use the new bag until I have the opportunity to make another in the great Autumn shades that I love – so watch this space.

This bag was made from a naive  print of White on Petrol Blue furnishing fabric that was donated by a friend. Although the Linen Union fabric is quite robust I still used fusible interfacing, Vilene F220 on the outer fabric and fusible wadding on the lining. As I did not have sufficient to make the entire bag in this colour, the reverse zip pocket is in the same print but a contrast Forest Green colourway. The lining is made using a Creamy White curtain lining from my stash. The top stitching and construction sewing was done using Aurifil 80 thread in White, originally purchased from New Threads at Weyhill Fairground. (

The only items that I bought to complete the bag were the hardware: a tuck lock, swivel hooks, D rings and an adjuster rectangle all in nickel.

Another lovely bag for my growing collection – at this rate I shall have one for each month of the year!

cross Body Bag VI reverse so sew easy