Here’s a free Sew a Volunteer Pack pattern and video tutorial that you can sew from something you have in your fabric stash quickly and then gift to a volunteer or key worker.
This is part of a new series of free quick sews from Diane of Spencer Ogg Patterns to keep you entertained and will hopefully be of use in our current unexpected situation.
Its part of her 30 minute makes series which is super beginner-friendly and is therefore unlined to keep the project as quick and simple as possible.
Diane has produced a 35-minute YouTube video showing you how to make her Volunteer Pack, which you can view below.
The bag has been designed for volunteers and key workers across our countries to carry their phone, keys, face mask, hand sanitiser, and other essentials, while they are out and about giving their time selflessly to others.
You can make it as a cross-body bag or as a grab bag with a short handle to use as an emergency or first aid pack. They are great for both men and women.
The following pattern pieces are required:-
Three rectangles of fabric 9.5″ by 11.5″ for the body and pocket,
Two zip tabs 1.5″ by 3″,
One strip 4″ by 53″ for a crossbody strap or 4″ by 15″ for a grab bag.
When you have finished making one of these bags it will measure approximately 9″ by 7″. The seam allowance is 3/8″ (1 cm) unless otherwise stated.
If you want to see full details of the Volunteer Pack then you can click on the button below for the designer’s blog.
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