Flat Fanny Pack

Here is my second fanny pack! This one is a flat version.

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The construction of this fanny pack is quite a bit easier than my classic fanny pack.

It has a zipper window rather than a zipper on a curve. This is a great option if you are learning how to sew zippers. The difficulty level on this project is about a 3.5/10. You have to use a zipper foot. You will be working with lining, and your stitching has to be exact.

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Since it is flat it can’t hold much, but it is perfect for your phone, lip gloss, or to act as a wallet. There is even an optional credit card pocket.

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The pattern has two sizes, small and regular. The regular fanny pack is about 14.5 inches wide, 6 inches tall from tip to top, with a pocket about 5.25 inches deep. The small size is about 13 inches wide and has a pocket approximately 4.75 inches deep.

Here is the free pattern!

Flat Fanny Pack Pattern by learncreatesew

DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS:

10 thoughts on “Flat Fanny Pack

  1. AZPatti92 says:

    Hi, I just watched your YouTube clip on making a single tie pleated face mask. Very nice. Did you realize that you (or YouTube) turned on the “made for kids” tag and no one can save your video or leave you a comment?. This is potentially a big problem. I only subscribe to video producers that offer videos that I can save – and I doubt I am alone in that. After spending 30 min checking my own settings, I found the privacy/children’s setting was not on my phone. Frankly, I would have recommended your video to my adult daughter and from there to her adult friends; but I just don’t think I can recommend or subscribe to a video collection that I can’t save. Even if you intended beginning sewers to watch this or many of your other videos; sewing machine projects are not children’s TV. (And yes, I learned to use a sewing machine as a child, that’s not the point.) I doubt I am the only person that this affected, but I also doubt many will bother to find your website to leave a comment here. I suppose there are 2 points that make up the bottom line for me.: 1) I want to save the sewing videos I like and 2) not being able to comment means the I can’t ask a question or comment about a great idea or something that didn’t work out well; and for these reasons I can’t subscribe or recommend your video.

    Please consider finding a way to toggle off the “made for kids” setting in your controls; or contact YouTube, if necessary, to change this to content that is not “made for kids”. I really think the children’s content setting will affect the number of viewers and subscribers.your YouTube would otherwise earn. Yes, some of your projects are easy, ‘how to sew’ type projects, but nothing in this content looks like children’s TV or looks like it would potentially harm children. I see that the issue is gathering data from or about children — but this is sewing! Please point out to YouTube how silly this is. Thank you. Your video was very well done, your voice, speech style, timing and video work is extremely well done. But not being able to save or comment just creates frustration that made this unpleasant. I am not trying to be negative for that sake. I assume you don’t know about this issue and I hope this comment helps you and your viewers. Thank you in advance.

    • SewEvermore says:

      Thank you very much for your comment! I am actually a teacher 🙂 I teach sewing to elementary and middle school students. They were my primary audience when I started filming, so I selected “made for kids” on my videos to create the safest environment possible for them. However, I didn’t realize it restricted so many features! I will do some research into what you said and see if I can find a way to still keep my students safe with classroom friendly content, but create a more user friendly experience for my other viewers. Thanks again for your feedback! I appreciate it!

      • Jane Newsom Israel says:

        i am a long time former FACS sewing teacher who has found your blog and videos very helpful. The ideas of newer sewing teachers are always welcome! As you put together the rectangular mask with the single sewn strap tied in the back you used a purple tool to assist getting under the presser foot. You called it a “purple thing” and I have looked for hours today on line to find one. No luck. I do not have the right name to search for it. Could you please share the name and maybe a source? Thank you for your help and for sharing your talent with us on line.

      • SewEvermore says:

        Thank you for your comment! It is always nice to hear from a fellow sewing teacher! I absolutely love that tool! I purchased it for my students to prevent sewn fingers and it has worked fabulously! Now I always feel like I am missing something if it isn’t sitting at my sewing table.
        It is called “That Purple Thang”. It is usually available to purchase on Amazon or you can purchase it from the creator here.
        http://littlefoot.net/product/that-purple-thang/

      • Jane Israel says:

        Thank you so much for your quick reply – I went straight online to look for it and found several . The purple one will be the one. I can’t believe it’s name is what you kept noting in your video.🥴
        I’m going to share with a former colleague at a middle school in our district and maybe it will help her kids like you said. So many cool new things.
        If I could ask again. What iron were you using ? Looking to add one to my shopping order, too. Again- thank you!

      • SewEvermore says:

        You are very welcome! I am so glad you are going to spread the word about That Purple Thang! It is the best 🙂
        My iron is a Panasonic NI-L70SRW Cordless iron. I’m not sure if they make it anymore but I think I have seen other Panasonic cordless irons on Amazon that were highly rated. I always wanted to try one that has the football shaped base, but never have. It has been a pretty good iron. It doesn’t stay heated for as long as I would like since it has to charge, I have to pause when ironing large pieces of fabric or interfacing, but it works great for most general sewing, and not having the cord in the way is fantastic.

  2. Jane Newsom Israel says:

    Another appreciative ‘thank you’ is sent to you. It has been very helpful and I look forward to using an idea or two of projects when my granddaughters visit sometime this summer. 7.5 and 10 years old and ready to learn more about sewing!

    Thanks again,
    Jane Israel

    • SewEvermore says:

      I hope you have fun sewing with your granddaughters! It’s so fun seeing everything kids can create, and their smiling faces when they finish 🙂 I hope to add more beginning projects for new sewers in the coming months!

  3. dhosner says:

    Great video for the flat fanny pack, thank you! I appreciate the lack of blaring background music, too! I want to make one for dog walking in hot, humid Florida. Does stitching down the sides really keep the top edge down over the zipper or do you think lowering the zipper by a 1/2″ or so would be better? Thanks again?

    • SewEvermore says:

      Thank you! It works great for walking the dog, that’s just what I use it for 🙂 Although I haven’t tried it, lowering the zipper would probably work just great. It doesn’t puff a lot, only a bit. So, once the fanny pack is holding items and is in use, I don’t think it would be a problem. The side stitching does close the lining, so if you choose to skip the stitches on the side don’t forget to stitch the sides of the lining when you sew around. If you try that you’ll have to let me know how it works!

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