This is the Marsupial Hip Bag (with video) sewing pattern. It’s a versatile waist or hip bag that can also be worn as a crossbody sling bag. It’s great for travel and walking and a video showing you how to make the bag is included.
This is a 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!
Whether you call it a hip bag, a waist bag, a sling bag, a bum bag, a fanny pack or something different entirely, these bags are perhaps some of the handiest and most versatile that you can sew. Everyone can find a use for a bag like this for a day’s hiking, a trip to a yard sale, or a bike ride.
The Marsupial Hip Bag has the following features:-
Adjustable strap to wear around the waist or crossbody,
Front zipper pocket – takes a phone and bits and pieces,
The darted design gives a smooth curve and extra space inside.
The designer estimates that the sewing and prep time for her Marsupial Hip Bag is one to two hours on average.
Sizing info: When you have made one of these bags it will measure approximately 12.5″ wide by 7″ tall by 3″ deep.
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.
For versatility, you can't beat a crossbody bag. Easy to wear, fun to sew, and a wardrobe essential. Everyone needs a few of these in their sewing pattern collection. Check out a few recent crossbody bag patterns to sew from our store.