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The Marsupial Hip Bag (with video)

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A versatile waist or hip bag that can also be worn as a crossbody sling bag. Great for travel and walking. Video included.


The hip bag that holds everything you need, without you having to hold it. The Marsupial Hip Bag is a quick project that can be made at almost ANY skill level!

Adjustable strap to wear around the waist or crossbody
Front zipper pocket – takes a phone and bits and pieces
Main zipper pocket with lots of room
Video tutorial included
Fat Quarter friendly pattern
Darted design gives a smooth curve and extra space inside

The directions for this bag are simple but can be expanded upon to suit your needs if you want to add extra pockets or features. Here’s a video where you can see all the features of the bag, how it can be worn in lots of different ways around the waist or across the body, and then, of course, the step by step sewing instructions.  You’ll love how the front pocket is constructed and added to the main bag.

Finished Dimensions are –       

  • 12.5” wide
  • 7” tall
  • 3” Deep

 Materials Needed:

  • 2 Fat Quarters / Large scraps for Exterior
  • 1/4 yard Lining Fabric – Waterproof Canvas Recommended for Lining Fabric
  • 4″ x 36″ For Fabric Adjustable Strap / 1″ x 36″ if using cotton webbing
  • 1 yard Woven Interfacing (WovenFuse Recommended)
  • One – 12″ Handbag (#5) Zipper
  • One – 7″ Handbag (#5) Zipper
  • Two – 1″ Snap Hooks
  • One – 1″ Slider Adjuster
  • Two – 1″ Triangle Buckles
  • Coordinating thread
  • Clips / Pins  / 1/4″ Basting Tape

The pattern:
PAGES – 9 (1 Front Page, 5 Instruction , 3 Pattern Piece)

Sewing and prep time: – 1 to 2 hours on average

Please note this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper pattern. Please download immediately after check out.

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