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The Aspen Crossbody Bag- A New Pattern

Michelle Burke

I am so excited to announce the release of a new Uniquely Michelle bag pattern, the Aspen Crossbody! This bag has been in the works for a long time, but it is finally ready for its big release today!

The Aspen Crossbody can be made in two sizes and works well as a crossbody bag, but with its adjustable strap can also be worn as a shoulder bag. The Aspen Crossbody Bag on the left below is the large size, the one on the right is the small size.

It has two exterior pockets, one zip pocket and one slip pocket that has a flap closure. The front pocket with the flap closure is a perfect place to put your cell phone keeping it easily accessible. The front pocket is perfect add a favorite fabric since the front pocket is a feature on the Aspen Crossbody. The pattern includes instructions for installing a magnetic snap, but a wide variety of closures would look great on the front pocket!

Above the main front pocket there is a zip pocket. I like a lot of pockets to keep everything organized and I love having this zip pocket on the front of the Aspen Crossbody not only because I can find items easily, but also because it is fun to have the zipper add a little pop of color to my bag!

The third pocket is a slip pocket on the interior of the Aspen Crossbody.

To keep everything on the interior of a bag secure, I like being able to close my bags with a zipper and the Aspen Crossbody has a recessed zipper to do just that. 

The small Aspen Crossbody (9" wide, 7" high, 2 1/2" deep) is perfect for someone who doesn't like carrying a lot of extras, but needs room for a wallet, phone and a few other items. It will carry enough to take on a day of running errands or a casual date with friends.

The Aspen Crossbody Bag on the left is the large size - it has a "Snappy" Edge Clasp from Emmaline Bags for a pocket closure. The Aspen Crossbody Bag on the right is the small size. The small Aspen Crossbody has a Tongue Lock from Emmaline Bags for a pocket closure.

The Aspen Crossbody Bag on the left is the large size - it has a "Snappy" Edge Clasp from Emmaline Bags for a pocket closure. The Aspen Crossbody Bag on the right is the small size. The small Aspen Crossbody has a Tongue Lock from Emmaline Bags for a pocket closure.

The large Aspen Crossbody (11 1/2" wide, 9 1/2" high, 3 1/2" deep) is a great bag for a mom who needs to not only carry the essentials for herself, but some extras for kiddos too. It is a nice size bag without being too large to still work as a crossbody. 

Over the next couple of days, I will share my testers' beautiful Aspen Crossbody creations! You don't want to miss the pictures of the testers' bags - they will not only inspire you with their fabulous creations, but you will love their variations for the flap closure and the different types of fabric they used. I have the most amazing and creative testers! 

You can purchase the Aspen Crossbody Bag pdf pattern from the Uniquely Michelle Website Shop, the Uniquely Michelle Etsy Shop, or the Uniquely Michelle Craftsy Pattern Shop

Please share pictures of your beautiful Aspen Crossbody Bag creations on Instagram (#uniquelymichelle #aspencrossbody) and in the Uniquely Michelle Sewing Patterns Facebook Group (a fun place to share you Uniquely Michelle creations and see other's creations too). You can follow Uniquely Michelle on Instagram and on the Uniquely Michelle Facebook Page.

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