Every Day Fanny Pack

Pattern and Materials

Download Pattern

Materials

  • Sturdy body fabric such as Cordura 500d, XPAC VX21, or Waxed Canvas
  • Lightweight lining fabric for inner pockets and liner
  • Optional: fun patterned fabric for front of pack, cotton or stretchy work well
  • 1" webbing and hardware such as adjustable quick release buckle
  • Two zippers, YKK #5 recommended. See Zip Sack Instructions for more information.

Assembly Instructions

Pattern Prep

Pattern
  1. Download the pattern and prepare per the included instructions.
  2. Assemble your panels and notch the seam marks.
  3. Begin assembling gusset and front pocket. Don't fret, it's all described in the pattern instructions.

Wing Panels

Wings
  1. The belt wings are a little tricky. See photo for finished side.
  2. Start by hemming two sides that are exposed. Leave the full seam allowance at seam mark "C" for later.
  3. Insert the webbing inside the fold and baste.
  4. Depending on your hardware, now may be the time to install it.
  5. Top stitch the wing panel around its perimeter.
  6. Secure the webbing with a nice box stitch.
  7. Baste the wing to the back panel. Double check to orient the hardware correctly.

Pre-Assembly

pre-assembly
  1. Double check your pre-assembled back panel, front pocket, and gusset all match the pattern.
  2. Trim and notch seam marks as necessary. Pre-assembly quality shows in the final product.
  3. Double check your hardware is on the right side and orientation.
  4. Double check your panels and pockets are oriented correctly in relation to each other.

Assembly

Assembly
  1. Pin or clip your panels and begin to sew.
  2. Take your time and ensure alignment to seam marks.
  3. Tip: I find it helpful to start stitching along the top and bottom seam marks so any bunching happens in the corners or along shorter sides.
  4. Take your time, sewing tight curves gets easier with patience and practices.
  5. Another tip: Shorten your stitch length around the curves.

Flip and Rip

flip front
  1. Use that top zipper and flip your fanny pack right side out.
  2. Closely inspect and correct any mistakes or misalignment with a seam ripper. No shame!
  3. Depending on your fabric choices, stop seam fray by edge binding or fuse with a Bic lighter.
  4. Finish off by installing hardware and install cord pulls to silence jingly bits.

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