When I wrote that title it seemed really strange and I started imagining an angry zip up bag for a dead body - but it isn't about that.
I always carry bags on my right shoulder and I thought after all these years it could do with a bit of a rest so I've made myself a cross body bag so that my left shoulder gets a turn.
I've used fabric from curtains I used to have, and lined it with the same fabric I used for my car seat covers, with an interlining of an old blanket and the base is strengthened by two strips of 3" curtain header from the curtains I got off freecycle. It's got a zipped pocket across the middle of the interior creating two separate sections either side. I've not done a zipped pocket before but it was really easy. Note my design feature of a light coloured zip so that it can be easily located in the dark interior (and nothing to do with the fact that it was the only zip I had of the right size!) I've also used a magnetic clasp for the first time and that was the only thing I bought specially so it was a very cheap bag.