Hi friends! I have had several requests for an adjustable strap bag as well as adding hardware to bags, so in today’s tutorial we are going to tackle both! Plus we’ll be adding a cute zipper pocket to the back as well.

When I used to see hardware on bags I was immediately intimidated, however I think you’ll be pleased at how easy this bag comes together. And don’t worry, I’ll show you how to make this beautiful bag in my step-by-step video tutorial. Ready to get started?

Watch Erica’s Cross Body Satchel video tutorial here!

Supplies used in this tutorial:

Get Erica’s Cross Body Satchel Written Pattern here!

We’re going to be installing a cute lobster clasp front enclosure as well as an adjustable shoulder strap which makes this bag super functional!




I’ve also added a cute zipper pocket in the back for added storage. And don’t worry, if you’ve never installed a zipper before it’s super easy and I’ll show you how step by step.


I used a Lella Boutique light blue pinstripe fabric for the lining. This is from her Nest line and I just think it’s so sweet.


For this project I used Rifle Paper Co Amalfi floral print fabric along with RJR Cotton + Steel Basics for the bottom. It is a natural color with cute little  white x’s on it.




It’s tall enough to fit a Jax as well. Though I’m not sure he’s super thrilled about that fact here. Normally he’s a “get in anything I can fit in” type of guy. Maybe he’s just having an “off” day?



Do you prefer written instructions?

Get Erica’s Cross Body Satchel PDF Sewing Instructions here!


Thanks for joining me for today’s project! If you make this project make sure to tag me @ericaarndt on Instagram or Facebook and use #ericascrossbodysatchel so I can see your projects!

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