I have been wanting to make a fanny pack for years, and I finally did!
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.
The waistband is also adjustable.
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.
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!
Some viewers expressed that they had a hard time printing the top piece of the pattern. If that is the case for you, below is an alternate printable version.
You can use different fabrics for the fanny pack.
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.
You can use top stitching as a decorative element and to add stability to the bag.
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.
Keep an eye out for my next tutorial and I’ll show you how to make a different style of fanny pack!