Flat Fanny Pack

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


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.


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.


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


24 thoughts on “Flat Fanny Pack

  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! 🙂

  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

    • SewEvermore says:

      I am so glad the instructions are helpful! I’m happy to help 🙂 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 🙂

    • 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 🙂
      This isn’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 – 5)÷2)
      Maximum Circumference = 13.5 + S + (L – 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!

  4. Christi says:

    Hi! & Thank you for creating this site and sharing your knowledge and time. I’m making the Flat Fanny pack for my niece. It’ll come in handy when she travels to Epcot/Disney!
    I really like the presser foot that you’re using in the video. Can you tell me what machine or brand it is? Thanks!!

    • SewEvermore says:

      I am so glad you like the fanny pack! Thank you for sharing 🙂
      The foot I normally use is the general-purpose or straight stitch foot that came standard with my Brother PQ1500SL. It is a straight stitch machine, so no zigzag or anything fancy. It is a simple machine, but I absolutely love it! Many of the attachments and feet are similar to what you would see on an industrial machine.

      • Christi says:

        Thanks!! That looks like a great machine, straightforward and everything you need, nothing you don’t! The Flat Fanny Pack is coming along, I’ll make sure and share a photo, as well as look for another project from your site. Thanks again!!
        From one teacher to another, Enjoy your Summer !!

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