Cosmos Bag - October 2019

The Cosmos bag is a smaller sized bag that comes with 2 options: a cross body version or a hip bag version. Both versions make great bags to carry essentials for a weekend outing. Your choice of fabrics can transform the bag from casual daytime outing to a fancier evening bag for a night out.

This bag has a unique construction method and it is fast and easy to make! There are 2 slip pockets and 1 zippered pocket on the inside of the bag. 


Exterior fabric: 

1/2 yard Exterior fabric 1 (44” W)
1/4 yard Exterior fabric 2 or vinyl/cork

Lining fabric:

3/4 yard Lining fabric (44” W)


3.5-4 yards Fusible woven interfacing (20” wide)**
1/4 yard Fusible fleece (45” wide)
15” W x 10” H Firm Sew-in Stabilizer (Pellon Peltex 70/Stiff Stuff interfacing)

Notions and Supplies:

(1) 12” zipper OR 13” of zipper tape (single or double pull)
(1) 8” zipper or 10” of zipper tape
(2) 1” swivel clasps
(1) 1” rectangle slide
(2) 1” D-rings OR
If making grommet tabs for Hip bag, you’ll need:
(2) 1/2” or 14mm grommets
OPTIONAL: 24” of piping for cross body, 20” for Hip bag

** Quantity of fusible woven interfacing will vary depending on your fabric choices.

Free Video Tutorial:

As usual, my testers have make some gorgeous bags.

Michelle Tripp of Barabooboo Designs has made several Cosmos. She made the matching cross body and hip bag set in the first photo on this page. She also made the following bags:

Tara Sinclair of UhOh Creations made a cross body version:

Chera Phipody of Phipody Handmade made this cross body version:

Sheri Ferraro of Munkee Made  made this cross body version:



 Piera Lotito of By Piera made a hip bag and a cross body bag:

Line Vienneau also made a hip bag and a cross body bag:


Abbe Coury of Just an E made a cross body version. Her fabric choices are perfect for this month!


 Melissa Patterson of Handmade Millyn made the hip bag version: