The Sewfisticated Luna

The Crescent Bag


Draw inspiration from the exceptional skills of 17 talented bag makers worldwide! Explore the sewing machines and fabrics they utilized. May their stunning creations ignite your creativity as much as they have mine.

All the materials used are from Sewfisticated Supplies with the Sewfisive Foam (self-adhesive stabilizer).  I used a semi-industrial sewing machine Juki TL-2200QVP Mini.  



Tester - Andrea Graham from the USA, Virginia
Shop Link - Addie Kakes Kreations VIP Group
Sewing Machine used - Thor GC1541S / Juki TL-2010Q
Recommended Skill level - Intermediate
Cut and Sew - 2-3 hours 
Material used -

Thumbs & Thimbles debossed vinyl / Oh So Pretty Custom Fabric Faux Suede for the exterior, and lining using Ottertex WPC with PVC coating.  Main Panel - Bosal Foam / Gusset - Decovil Light as the stabilizer.

"Very cute bag for out on the go!"


Tester - Ryan Pollock, California from the USA
YouTube Link - Creative Sister Designs Etsy; Creative Sister Designs IG; Creative Sister Designs FB
Sewing Machine used - Juki DU-1541
Recommended Skill level -
Intermediate. Sewing/Bagmaking knowledge needed
Cut and Sew - petite 4 hrs / regular 3 hrs
Material used -

I used Tula Pinks Everglow prints in Cotton Woven for both interior and exterior print areas, I used Mora Faux leather from Emmaline bags for exterior gusset. For binding I used waterproof canvas and stabilizers included, pellon fusible foam, Pellon 91F (heavy) and sewfuse for all cotton. All of my hardware came from various sources in which I cannot remember but my butterfly pull and zipper tape came from Indo Love Kreation.  Foam as the stabilizer.

"Whether you're looking for something quick and fun or something sleek and sophisticated this bag is for you. The bag features a full front perfect for panels with a soft curve and a lot of structure the possibilities are truly endless."





Tester - Sam Harris, NSW from Australia
Shop Link - Made by Erillant; Made by Erillant (IG)
Machine used -
 Domestic/Vintage - Singer 201K and Cricut
Recommended Skill level - Intermediate - the curves, pipping and binding can be tricky, but take it slow and follow the instructions carefully.
Cut and Sew - 3 hours for the Regular-sized and 2 hours for the Petite-sized 
Material used -

Waterproof canvas, faux leather from Inklings and the Krakan, Sewfisticated Twill for the lining, VibrantVue from Sewfisticated Supplies for pocket fabrics.   I used Sewfisive foam Heavy for both, from Sewfisticated supplies

Vinyl from Sewfisticated Supplies, Sewfisticated Twill from Sewfisticated supplies, 420D Waterproof canvas for slip pockets from Sewfisticated Supplies. I did for the Gusset only - Sewfisive foam Heavy.

"I LOVE the curves of this bag!! It's so gorgeous and is such an on trend yet timeless style. I love that you can wear this bag in various ways, and I love the pockets that you have managed to fit in despite the curves. This make was the right mix of challenging and fun, it's definitely a fantastic skill builder for working with curves and I learnt how to do pipping too!"



Tester - Lyn Browne from the USA
Sewing Machine used - Juki TL-18 QVP Haruka
Recommended Skill level - Confident Beginner to Intermediate
Cut and Sew - 3 hours for the Regular-sized and 2 hours for the Petite-sized
Material used -

Set 1
Metallic Cloud Vinyl by Oh So Pretty Fabric (Exterior), Pastel Ghibli Coordinate WPC by Fabric Therapy (lining), Rainbow transparent matte chain (amazon), Pretty as a Rose sew in label by More Me Know.  No stabilizer.

Set 2
Paperworld 2.0 vinyl by Backstitch Fabrics (exterior), Mouse Heart Swirl WRC by Oh So Pretty Fabrics (lining), Castle Punchout Connector, Castle Punchout Zipper Pull and Castle Zipper Pull by Wizardry Stitchery & Crafts.  Peltex Ultra Firm as the stabilizer

Little Fishy Packed OhanaTex by Ohana Fabric (Exterior), Little Fishy Panel OhanaTex by Ohana Fabric (lining and pocket), Little Fishy Packed OhanaTex by Ohana Fabric (Strap)

"The Luna Bag is a versatile bag for all ages. I know curves can be scary but let me tell you this curve is perfect to sew. It's like my machine could feel the curve and needed very little guidance from me. When I first saw the pattern, I automatically thought these would be great mommy and me bags. I sewed up one set and they turned out so amazing that I immediately sewed up another pair. To be honest I can't stop making the Luna. I've even made a petite one for my little 2yr old cousin. I see many more Lunas in my future."





Tester - Nikki Wendland from the USA, Florida
Shop Link - 3IndecisiveMisfits FB; 3IndecisiveMisfits IG3indecisivemisfits
Sewing Machine used - Vintage Singer 201-2
Recommended Skill level - Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
Cut and Sewing - 5-6 hours 
Material used - 

Set of 3
Printed vinyl from Stitch Don't Kill My Vibe; Plain black vinyl from Joann Fabrics; Zipper tape and hardware from Amazon; Rose bias tape from Sewfisticated Supplies with fusible fleece.

Sewfisticated Supplies: Clear PVC in Floral T47, VibrantVue in Seafoam; Amazon: White vinyl, zipper, and hardware with Sewfisive Foam heavy.

"This was a fun challenge! The big/small (e.g., mommy and me) coordinating opportunities are endless! <3 I definitely recommend a narrow foot - I love my low shank narrow zipper foot, and it was an absolute must for this pattern! "





Tester - Jennifer Morawski, California from the USA
Shop Link - WiredFlutterby
Sewing Machine used - Domestic brother XR3340
Recommended Skill level - Advanced Beginner
Cut and Sewing - 3 hours each size
Material used - 

Vinyl from Coehlo, VibrantVue lining and Sewfisive Foam Premium from Sewfisticated Supplies 

Sewfisticated WPC and VibrantVue.   Decovil heavy for gusset, light for front and back

"The Luna is such a great shape. Love that it can be a mommy and me pattern, or simply a regular and girls night out pattern. This is a great design to learn how to use piping or keeping simple. I feel like this is going to be a favorite and I see myself making more." 



Tester - Mui Yan, Singapore
Shop Link - Aderry Craft
Machine used - 
Domestic. Juki HZL-LB5100
Recommended Skill level - Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
Cut and Sewing - 4-5 hours each
Material used - 


Exterior: Vinyl from ET Sewing Stash, piping using VibrantVue from Sewfisticated; Interior: Sewfisticated Twill in blue, waterproof canvas in light purple and Medium weight stick on stabilizer

"The Sewfisticated Luna brings the usual crossbody bag to the next level with its unique crescent shape! Luna is pleasing to the eyes and yet functional. 😍 The Luna is available in two sizes which makes a perfect twinning set! ❤️"





Tester - Geraldine Tan, Singapore
Shop Link - Made by Starflakes
Sewing Machine used
 - Domestic, Brother NV180K
Recommended Skill level - Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
Cut and Sew - 5 hours
Material used - 

Vinyl from Ohana Fabrics, VibrantVue Canvas from Sewfisticated Supplies for Lining. Decovil Light.

Style C
Vinyl from ET Sewing Stash and Sewfisive Foam as the stabilizer from Sewfisticated Supplies.

"It's such a cute design and it comes in 2 sizes which is perfect for twinning with my girl. The piping is optional, but it makes the bag so much prettier."





Tester - Susi Schuegraf, Mexico
Shop Link - Jungle Pearls
Sewing Machine used - Industrial Juki du 1181n and Bernina 790
Recommended Skill level - Advanced Beginner
Cut and Sewing - 4-5 hours 
Material used - 

Vinyl is a Mexican shop and lining is the styled magnolia, with Sewfisive Foam as the stabilizer.

Vue and twill for lining with Sewfisive Foam and interfacing.

"This is the cutest bag, the petite has me swooning, its eye candy!"




Tester - Jenn Hoopert-McGinn, Pennsylvania from the USA
Shop Link - 
Jenn's Homemadeology; IG Jennshomemadeology 
Machine used - 
Vintage domestic Sears Kenmore 158.17550
Recommended Skill level -
Advanced beginner when using vinyl and confident beginner with other bases as vinyl makes the final assembly more of a challenge.
Cut and Sew - Estimated 2.5 hours for each size
Material used - 

Sunflower smooth vinyl from Coelho Custom, interior lining beige VibrantVue canvas. Blue background floral- floral vinyl from Coelho Custom with Denim dreams VibrantVue for lining and Barbie pink twill for zipper pocket linings both interior fabrics from Sewfisticated Supplies.

Ink dye: ink dye 420D wpc exterior with VibrantVue in cherry blossom, both from Sewfisticated supplies. Rainbow hardware from Moremeknow. Butterfly- smooth butterfly vinyl from Coelho Custom for exterior panels and denim dream VibrantVue for base and interior lining from Sewfisticated Supplies.  For both panels Sewfisive Foam Light and base gusset Sewfisive Foam Heavy.


"I love this bag, it’s such a great shape and comes together quickly. I couldn’t stop at just one, I had to keep making them. "




Tester - Karen Tay, Singapore
Shop Link - TK Embroidery
Sewing Machine used - Brother PQ1500SL
Cutting Machine used - Cricut Maker 3

Recommended Skill level - Confident Beginner
Cutting/Sewing Time - 2.5 hours
Material used - 

Glittered Checkers Vinyl from Taiwan / SCD Blue VibrantVue Canvas with foam stabilizer.

Blue 3D Wavy Vinyl and Baby Blue VibrantVue from Sewfisticated Supplies.

"I can’t remember how many times I have mentioned that SCD patterns are sew awesome. But I just want to say, it’s as awesome as the rest of the patterns that I have sewn from SCD! I love how beautiful & ‘structured’ it turned out! Another pattern whereby I can unleash my creativity to mix and match how would look at the exterior and customising the interior to either a slip or a zipper pocket."



Tester - Tina Alanis Carbajal, California from the USA
Shop Link - lilysminime
Machine used - 
Brother Innovis Essence VM5200 and Projector to cut
Recommended Skill level - Advanced Beginner
Cut and Sew - few hours
Material used - 

Exterior Floral and stripe vinyl from @Fabric Therapy, interior Navy Lux Nylon from @Wonderground Fabrics, hardware and zipper tape from @Indo Love Kreation and Sewfisive Foam Heavy as the stabilizer.

Style B - Wool blend from Faux leather exterior, faux leather zipper pocket and Sewfisticated Twill for all the lining, and Sewfisive Foam Heavy as the stabilizer.

Style C - 420D WPC by Sewfisticated Supplies, Sewfisticated Twill by for all the lining, and Sewfisive Foam Heavy as the stabilizer.

"Luna is such a cute pattern and so fast to sew up. Best pattern for mommy n me bags and I definitely plan on making those soon! My recommendation is to definitely follow the introductions for the perfect crescent shape and not skip those steps."




Tester - Chia Broussard, Florida from the USA
Shop Link - D&Q Customs
Machine used -
Brother SB 700T
Recommended Skill level - Adventurous Beginner
Cut and Sew - 3 hours each
Material used - 

Exterior Vinyl from The Sewing Studio, The base gusset is canvas from The Styled Magnolia, Interior liner WPC from The Sewing Studio, and Pocket panel, Canvas/CW from Oh So Pretty. Hardware, zipper tape and webbing from Gigil Zips and Pulls.  Both are stabilized with Pellon Fleece and C2 has added SF101

Exterior is CW from Joanns, Zipper Gusset vinyl from The Sewing Studio, Base Gusset CL from The Styled Magnolia, Interior Lining WPC from The Sewing Studio, Pocket CL from The Styled Magnolia. All hardware, webbing, and zipper tape from Gigil Zips and Pulls

"The design of the aptly named Luna is fantastic and unique. I love the curved silhouette; I feel like it sits nicely on the wearer more so than your traditionally shaped bag. Sewing the curve when it sits right is perfection. As a more minimalist in what I look for in a bag the Regular has all the features you need. With a full enclosed bag and two zipper pockets placed closely to the wearer helps to protect items when being carried crossbody. As always with a Sewfisticated pattern, it is well written with clear instruction, and the bonus of having two sizes in one pattern makes for the perfect mini me set."


Tester - Trisha Andrade, Florida from the USA
Shop Link - ebbandflow4
Sewing Machine used - Domestic. Old cheap project runway brother
Recommended Skill level 
Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
Cut and Sew - 2 hours each
Material used -

Cotton woven fabric/marine vinyl from Joanns/wpc interior. I only used stabilizer on my cotton woven pieces. Those pieces have a layer of pellon sf101 and a layer of pellon peltex.

"I love the shape and size of the Luna. This bag is cute and functional- very roomy and easy to wear!"




Tester - Lacey N Aj Hegarty, Idaho from the USA
Shop Link - lucymaryshandmades
Machine used -
 Juki DU-1181N Industrial
Recommended Skill level - Adventurous Beginner
Cut and Sew - 3.5 hours each
Material used - 

Faux denim vinyl exterior, interior is waterproof canvas from weft and warp, zippers and pulls are from Zipper Valley.

Exterior is cork from Sew Many Creations, interior is Lux lite vinyl from Wonderground fabrics, zipper tape is from Zipper Valley and pull is from Sew Majestic

"As a maker I am always looking to expand my abilities. I had never tried piping before and this pattern broke it down for me. The Luna has a beautiful curve at the top and following the pattern made that turn out well. The petite size is great for on the go and the regular size is a beautiful sling or shoulder bag that has a lot more room than you think. Also the pattern pieces have the info you need on them that keeps everything in order which is fantastic when making a new pattern."




Tester -
 Roeshell Arjin, USA
Shop Link - Made by Roeshell
Machine used - 
Domestic, husqvarna rose 605
Recommended Skill level - Confident Beginner to Intermediate
Cut and Sew - 2-3 hours
Material used - 

Vinyl exterior. Waterproof canvas ottertex interior. Chain straps with Peltex 70.

"I've never made a crescent shaped bag before, but this pattern made it possible. The gusset construction is clever and helps with sewing on the curve. I definitely found this to be an enjoyable pattern to use."


Tester -
 Gladys Tan, Singapore
Shop Link - Chavanthandmade IGChavanthandmade FB
Machine used - 
Heavy duty domestic. Janome HD3000
Recommended Skill level - Adventurous beginner
Cutting/Sewing Time -
Cut time 1 hour for both. Sewing time 3 hours for both
Material used - 

Set 1
Floral Aink WPC600D from Sewfisticated Supplies and Oxford Cotton from SMH for the exterior. Sewfisticated Twill for the lining.  Stabilizer using Decovil light alike.

Set 2
DAINK WPC600D from Sewfisticated Supplies and Oxford cotton from SMH for exterior. Sewfisticated Twill for lining.

Hello Kitty 
Polycanvas and WPC for the exterior. WPC for the interior.

"The Luna is so chic and classy! Despite how it looks, it is amazingly easy and quick to sew! The size and the shape is also perfect for quick errands (for the petite) or as a work bag/ for day trip (for the regular). I love how pockets are included wherever pockets can be included. Slim, functional and elegant is the Luna!" 


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