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:

19 thoughts on “Flat Fanny Pack

    • SewEvermore says:

      Hello! Thanks for asking. I used regular cotton fabric for both the lining and exterior of the flat fanny pack ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. annie says:

    Hi! Im in the middle of making this right now!! Just wanted to say thank you so much for the free pattern I’ve been looking for the perfect fanny pack to make for a while now and I love this one! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Janet Reider says:

    Hi, I’ve been making a fanny pack that is similar to yours but the instructions on yours are 100% more user-friendly. However, I have a lot of 7″ zippers as my fanny pack measures 11″ across the top – and 5.5″ top to bottom. I LOVE how you’ve inserted the zipper. Can you advise me how to adjust for the slightly smaller size and 7″ zipper.
    Thank you, Janet
    janet@roro.org

    • SewEvermore says:

      I am so glad the instructions are helpful! I’m happy to help ๐Ÿ™‚ All you have to do to adjust for a smaller zipper is change the length of the rectangle you draw for the zipper window. (3:15 in the video.) Instead of a 9 or 10 inch window as shown in the pattern and video, make the rectangle 7 inches long (3.5 inches to the left and right of center). The rectangle will stay 3/8 inch tall. I would also keep the window 1 inch from the top edge as shown just to ensure it does not interfere with the top seam allowance. After drawing the rectangle I would also check to make sure it is not in the way of any other seam allowances. If it is, I would keep adjusting the length and placement until I like the position and it won’t interfere with any seams. I hope this helps! Happy Sewing ๐Ÿ™‚

    • SewEvermore says:

      Thank you! The link to the pattern can be found on the Flat Fanny Pack page just above the Detailed Instructions Video. It just looks like text, but should be a different color, pink I believe. It says “Flat Fanny Pack Pattern by learncreatesew.” If you click on that the pattern should pop up. Please let me know if you have any other questions!

  3. Sharon says:

    Thanks for the free patterns of the flat fanny packs. I plan on making the classic ones as well as the flat ones. Could you please tell me where you got the machine embroidery design? Thank you!

    • SewEvermore says:

      You are very welcome! The embroidery pattern was actually one that came standard on my brother embroidery machine. I’m not sure if they sell it separately or not.

    • SewEvermore says:

      Hello! Thank you for your question. Here is a formula that may give you a place to start ๐Ÿ™‚
      This isnโ€™t exact, but it’s a good estimate for what could work for you! First, determine the circumference you need and then you can select values for the long and short lengths until you find a range that works. I would select a fixed length for the short strap, this is the one that is not adjustable and will determine where the release clasp will be placed. Then you can solve for L or just plug in and check until you find a value that works for you.
      Let L = Long strap length
      Let S = Short strap length
      Approximate Measurements:
      Minimum Circumference = 13.5 + S +((L โ€“ 5)รท2)
      Maximum Circumference = 13.5 + S + (L โ€“ 5)
      Hope this is helpful!
      Happy Sewing!

    • SewEvermore says:

      So sorry for the delay! I use heavyweight polypropylene or polyester webbing. It is 1 inch wide. The clips are also 1 inch wide. Thanks for your question!

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