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Here’s the sewing pattern for the Zola Hip Bag, or fanny pack as some people like to call them. Bum Bag if you are in the UK. These easy to wear bags are so versatile, great for a day of sightseeing, or ideal for carrying hands-free. Many will love them for working at craft fairs, or shopping and selling at yard sales or car boot sales.
The designer has created an excellent step by step tutorial on how to sew her Zola Hip Bag. The waist bag has one large compartment with a zipper closure and the adjustable belt is designed to fit different body sizes. The adjustable belt also allows you to swap from wearing it around your hips to slinging it across your front or back and wearing it crossbody style.
You will learn how to finish this bag with a lining, without using a bias binding. The bag is fairly quick to sew and you can use some of your fabric leftovers to make it.
This practical hip bag is great for carrying all of your essentials. It’s perfect for summer trips or any outdoor activities. With FOUR different sizes available in the same pattern, you can sew one for every member of the family, or every activity.
On a difficulty level, the designer rates her project as 3/5.
Each of the four Zola Hip Bags measures approximately:
- Small size = 4″ (10 cm) high by 10½” (27 cm) wide by 2″ (5 cm) deep.
- Medium = 4¾” (12 cm) high by 11¾” (30 cm) wide by 2½” (6 cm) deep.
- Large = 5½” (14 cm) high by 13″ (33 cm) wide by 2¾” (7 cm) deep.
- XLarge = 6″ (15 cm) high by 14½” (37 cm) wide by 3″ (8 cm) deep.
If you would like to make yourself this handy Zola Hip Bag then you should click on the button below. This is a digital pattern, not a paper pattern. It has ten pdf files. There are eight with the pattern (four sizes, all in A4 and US letter size) and twelve pages of instructions outlining how to sew the bag, with lots of photos and diagrams included. Additionally, you’ll get one more pdf file with information on how to attach rivets, snaps and eyelets.
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