Classic Fanny Pack

I have been wanting to make a fanny pack for years, and I finally did!

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This is a classic fanny pack with a curved top flap. It’s what I always picture in my head when I think of a fanny pack. I made several different patterns before I settled on this one, and it was by far my favorite. It is fully lined, so no raw edges! But you could definitely make it with a single layer if you wanted to.

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The waistband is also adjustable.

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Since the zipper is on a curve, there is a bit of difficulty, probably a 5/10. If you aren’t as comfortable sewing zippers and think this might be a bit much for you, don’t worry! My next tutorial is a flat fanny pack and the zipper installation is much easier.

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The dimensions of the fanny pack are approximately 13.5 inches side to side, 4 inches tall, and the top flap is about 2.5 inches deep. It tapers to a point at the bottom.

Here is the free pattern & my video instructions!

Enjoy!

Classic Fanny Pack Pattern by learncreatesew

DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS:

You can use different fabrics for the fanny pack.

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Canvas and denim are great for the exterior. You can even use regular cotton fabric, but I do recommend interfacing. I used SF101, but a fusible fleece would probably work good as well.

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You can use top stitching asΒ  a decorative element and to add stability to the bag.

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On my denim bag I used contrasting thread so the top stitching would stand out, and two rows on the sides to give it more of a “jeans” feel.

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Keep an eye out for my next tutorial and I’ll show you how to make a different style of fanny pack!

 

11 thoughts on “Classic Fanny Pack

  1. Linda Lei Eger says:

    I will attempt to sew the classic fanny pack. I watched your entire video tutorial and you are an excellent teacher. Very clear instructions, very pleasant voice and delivery. Thank you!

    • SewEvermore says:

      Hello! Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, I do not have the pattern in a larger size. You could try enlarging the scale of the pattern when you print (or making a copied enlargement of the original). I haven’t tried it before, so I can’t promise success, but I think it would work πŸ™‚ If you do increase the scale you may have to increase the seam allowance size just a smidge as well. I wish you the best of luck!

  2. Lynette says:

    This is the perfect pattern. Thank you so much for sharing and making yourself available to us. I already have the perfect fabric for this. I’m excited to sew this. I just found you about a week ago, as I was browsing YouTube and then I saw tonight that you had a fanny pack…..awesome. You are an excellent teacher and look forward to seeing more. Thank you again!

      • Lynette says:

        I have a question…I know the strapping goes by the size of an individual. I did cut my first piece to the size you mentioned in the flat fanny pack….is there a “rule of thumb” to use to get the correct size. …i.e. waist size divided by something….I hope this makes sense…. I’m almost done with it

      • SewEvermore says:

        Thank you for your question! I will look into it and see if I can write an equation to help calculate the strapping length.

      • SewEvermore says:

        I think I’ve got a rough estimate πŸ™‚ This isn’t exact, but it may give you an idea of where to start.
        Let L = Long strap length
        Let S = Short strap length
        Approximate Measurements:
        Minimum Circumference = 13.5 + S +((L – 5)Γ·2)
        Maximum Circumference = 13.5 + S + (L – 5)
        Hope this is helpful!
        Happy Sewing!

  3. Sharon Maue says:

    Hello. I made your flat fanny pack and was so happy with it! Thank you for sharing the free patterns. Now I would like to make the classic one and embroider the denim before I assemble it. I know you said that your embroidery design came with your Brother embroidery machine. Could you please measure it and tell me the height and width? I will look for a similar design and would like to place it the way you have yours so that it isn’t too large nor too small. Thank you very much!

    • SewEvermore says:

      Of course! The embroidery on the denim fanny pack measures 2 5/8 inches square. I hope you are able to find something that works for you!

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