Fennel Fanny Pack
Fennel Fanny Pack
I originally designed this fanny pack for long cycle rides, but I quickly found it so functional and easy to wear that I started using it as my everyday bag. It stays out of the way and doesn't bounce around when you're cycling or walking. It's big enough to hold a phone, wallet, keys, sunglasses, and other odds and ends like nice rocks you pick up at the beach.
- 1/4 yard fabric
- Thread to match
- 14" zipper
- 9" zipper
- 1” webbing the length of your waist circumference
- 1 buckle for 1” webbing
- Measuring tape
The actual lengths of zippers needed are 8 1/2" and 12 1/2" . The 9” and 14” is recommended because they are commonly available lengths, but they will have to be trimmed.
Fabric notes: Works best with a medium to heavyweight woven material such as duck canvas and home décor fabrics. A wide variety of webbing could be used for the strap.
Sewing level: Intermediate beginner
"I absolutely adored sewing this little fanny pack! Don't be put off by not having a physical pattern - drafting the 3 main pieces yourself lets you customize it at every step, and it's actually really, really simple! I love the size this bag, and I LOVED how easy it was to customize it at every step (contrast topstitching, interesting zipper color choices, different fabrics for body and sides, the list goes on!). It's super beginner-friendly, but also super fun, without being too involved or time-sucking (I finished mine in an afternoon!). LOVE IT, already sewing one for bff, little bro, husband, coworker, etc - everyone wants one!"
"I used some black leftover canvas I had in my sewing room, I love how this turned out, and I use it every day now as I hate using bags over the shoulders as they are always in my way!
This pattern is a very easy sew, it has a few tricks when you do the corners, you just have to go slow on these, the rest is easy peasy.
Instructions are super easy to follow too, what I really love about Sarah Kristen’s patterns is using measurements, instead of pattern pieces and clogging your sewing area with paper!"
The Sarah Kirsten fennel fanny pack pattern is easy to follow. I’ve never made a structured bag before, and I’m extremely pleased with the process and the results. Besides her clear directions, her patterns have an extra zero wastes plus – there is no pattern to print out as all the dimensions are included in the cutting instructions (love this so much!). I made mind from reclaimed materials. I used a suede upholstery sample for the body and a belt for the strap, and some vintage zippers. Keys, phone, wallet – all perfectly fit in the sleek little pack to make travel easy and stylish.