Tulip Crossbody Zipster ~ PDF Pattern - CloBird Designs
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Tulip Crossbody Zipster ~ PDF Pattern


The Tulip Crossbody Zipster sewing pattern was born out of our wildly popular Tulip Zipper Case pattern. The Zipster has a similiar shape and same zipper install, but with several added features, such as a “pocket in a pocket”, a magnetic snap closure and an adjustable strap. Tulip is the perfect grab and go bag for the day. It’s roomy interior is also large enough for your electronic reader or small tablet.

This hands-free bag is an excellent sewing pattern for a confident beginner and easy for an intermediate or advanced sewist to modify and tailor to their liking. Don’t be intimidated by the half-zip installation if you haven’t tried it before. Rest assured, with a little practice, it will become a new fascination and you will be mixing and matching zippers and pulls on all of your bags!!


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Pattern Description:

This hands-free crossbody bag has several exterior pockets, an adjustable strap and roomy interior. A quick and satisfying sew with a fun mix-and-match zipper feature. This is a perfect grab-and-go bag for the day!

This sewing pattern is fully illustrated, with over 40 color photographs and very detailed instructions.

In addition to the pattern, CloBird Designs has a very active Facebook Group that is always there to help and cheer you along the way.

You can also find great fabric, hardware and kits in our shop, The Modern Sewist.

As this is a PDF file and downloadable immediately upon purchase, there are no refunds. This purchase is for the sewing pattern only and NOT for the finished bag.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

9″ wide x 11″ high x 2″ deep


1/3 yard exterior fabric, 44″ 100% quilting cotton

1/2 yard contrast fabric, 44″ 100% quilting cotton

1/3 yard lining fabric, 44″ 100% quilting cotton

2 yards fusible woven interfacing (such as Pellon ShapeFlex101 aka SF101)

1/4 yard fusible fleece (Pellon TP971F Thermolam plus)

(1) 22″ or 24″ #3 nylon zipper (if this is your first time installing a half-zipper, I suggest using a 24″ zipper)

(1) zipper head if contrasting pull is desired (same brand as zipper)

(2) 1″ rectangular connectors

(1) 1″ strap slider

(1) 5/8″ slimline magnetic snap set

Helpful Notions & Tools:

Rotary cutter for cutting pattern pieces

Disappearing ink

Zipper foot

Coordinating thread and contrasting for topstitching


“It’s nice to have a sewing pattern that has skill building techniques included. Those new skills can be implemented into future projects. Thanks for advancing my purse making skills.” ~Beth

“The Tulip has blossomed into a Cross Body!” ~Crystal

“Tulip is a quick sew with fun, new techniques! Lots of room to personalize this stylish little number and show off your favourite fabrics. Will definitely sew many more!!” ~Denny

“Definitely a quick, fun sew!!!! Perfect to practice print matching to get many unique looks.” ~Sheri

“Tulip has grown even more. She is still an easy, quick sew. An extra pocket has been added and you will just love how she goes together.” ~Madelyn