Free Fanny Pack Sewing Pattern & Easy to Follow Sewing Tutorial

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We have a new, adorable bag for you to make. I have been wanting to make one of these for a while and I finally got around to it. Today on HappiestCamper, I’m going to show you this free Fanny Pack Sewing Pattern & Easy to Follow Sewing Tutorial! This is such a cute bag. I love the design. It is perfect for those times when you don’t want to take a big bag with you but still need to carry the essentials hands-free. I also use this on walks and runs and it works great. I’ve seen similar-sized bags in-store for way more than it will cost you to make this. Plus, the free pattern helps you cut out your fabric pieces you can make this in any design you want. You can use different prints and patterns, colors, and textures. Use whatever you want. When my sewing friend Debbie showed me this pattern, I knew I would be making a few of these to match some of my favorite outfits. This is just what I have been wanting.

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If you like this too, grab your sewing supplies from the list below, and let’s sew this fun bag together. 

Free Fanny Pack Sewing Pattern & Easy to Follow Sewing Tutorial

What You’ll Need:

Printing Instructions

This free fanny pack pattern has layers, so that you can choose to print only the size you need. To achieve this Adobe Reader must be installed on your machine or device. Adobe Reader allows you to click on the layers icon which will show you each size with an eyeball beside it. Click on the eyeball beside the size you do not want to print.

Before printing check that your printer is set to No scaling or Actual size. Set the Page orientation to Auto or Portrait. And then print page 1. Measure the 2” test square to see if it measures exactly 2”. If it does, print the remaining pages.

Trimming Pages

Cut off the right and top margins of each printed page before assembling the pattern. You can use tape or school glue to adhere your paper pattern together. 

Pattern Assembly

After the pages have been printed and trimmed as instructed above, use the quarter circles located at the corner of each page for perfect alignment.  When done your pattern should look like this: 

Pattern Pieces Checklist

Once you have printed and assembled your pattern you will cut:

  • Pattern Piece # 1 : UPPER FRONT – Cut 1 Main , Cut 1 Lining, Cut 1 Interfacing
  • Pattern Piece # 2 :LOWER FRONT – Cut 1 Main , Cut 1 Lining, Cut 1 Interfacing
  • Pattern Piece # 3 : BACK – Cut 1 Main , Cut 1 Lining, Cut 1 Interfacing
  • Pattern Piece # 4 : STRAP CASING – Cut 2 Main , Cut 2 Interfacing 
  • You will also need 1” wide webbing –  Cut two pieces of webbing 8” and 20” long 

Seam Allowance

Use a 3/8” seam allowance unless otherwise instructed.  

Free Fanny Pack Sewing Pattern & Easy to Follow Sewing Tutorial

 

The first step on this free fanny pack sewing pattern & easy to follow sewing tutorial is to print and assemble the included free printable sewing pattern. Once you have done that, use it to cut out your fabric pieces according to the cut list above. Next iron interfacing on all fabric pieces. While technically this is an optional step for your fanny pack, I recommend it as it gives it some structure.

Now on this fanny pack sewing tutorial, we will work on the straps. To create your straps using the buckles, start with the short piece of webbing and the side release clasp.

Take your webbing and place it from the top down to the bottom, extending 1” beyond the edge. Pin in place.

Take your long piece of webbing and with the side release claps right sides up, insert the webbing up through the bottom into the farthest opening, pulling out towards the front, take the free end and go towards the opening closer to the center.

 The end that is coming out of the opening closer (see photo with red clip) to the center will be attached to the Tri Glide.

With the Tri Glide facing up, place the webbing up through the left and down through the right. Overlap by about 1”.

Take the other free long end, up through the right-hand side and down through the left-hand side of the tri-glide.

Now on this fanny pack sewing tutorial, it’s time to sew! Head over to your sewing machine and sew the webbing where you have pinned at both ends. Be sure to backstitch at the start and end of your stitches.

We will now make the main bag for our fanny pack. With the Main Fabric – Lower Front piece facing up, place the zipper on top of the fabric aligning top raw edges. Pin and sew it in place.

Rearrange fabric so that the Main and the lining are wrong sides together. Top stitch the zipper in place 1/8” from the fabric edge.

Lay the bag with the zipper exposed. Pin the Main Upper Fabric to the right side of the zipper and pin the Lining Upper Fabric to the wrong side of the zipper.

Sew through all layers. 

Next on this free fanny pack sewing pattern tutorial, rearrange fabric so that the Main and the lining fabrics are wrong sides together. Top-stitch the zipper 1/8” from the fabric edge.

Using the notch mark on the strap casing, find the center of each loose end of the webbing and align to the center mark. Pin to webbing. We are about halfway through this free fanny pack sewing pattern & easy to follow sewing tutorial!

Place another casing on top of the webbing so that both casing fabrics are right sides together. 

Repeat for the other casing. 

Sew around the three edges. Turn the casing right sides out. 

Open your zipper about a 1/3rd of the way and baste the edges of the bag together, where the zipper opens. This will hold the zipper tape pieces in position.

Pin the raw edges of the strap casing aligning the center mark on the case to the zipper teeth.  Baste in place using 1/4” seam allowance. I suggest trying on the fanny pack at this step to ensure everything works as it should.

Now on this free fanny pack sewing pattern tutorial, rearrange the strap to be at the center of the bag. Open your zipper about halfway. 

Place your Main Fabric Back on top of the front of the bag.

Then place your Back lining fabric right sides together on the Bag Lining. Pin to secure all layers.

At the base of the bag, mark a 2-3” opening.

Starting at one side of the mark you made at the base of the bag, sew around the entire bag until you get to the other side of the marking. Backstitch over the zipper/casing area. 

It should look like this when you are finished sewing.

Trim away the side seams and the zipper overhang. Turn the bag right sides out through the opening left at the base of the bag. The bag will flip out showing the lining. Ensure all the corners are properly turned out. 

For the last steps in this free fanny pack sewing pattern & easy to follow sewing tutorial, pin the main fabric together, and sew the opening closed. To close the lining, turn the lining raw edges inwards by the seam allowance and either hand sew with a slip stitch or machine stitch closed.

Turn the bag right sides out through the zipper opening & place lining in main fabric. . Press well. 

fanny pack post photo

And that’s it! Now you know how to sew a fanny pack with free printable pattern! Perfect for everyday wear on those hot summer days. I love how this turned out. You can mix and match fabrics to create a unique look. Why shop in-store when you can make your own.

Cute Fanny Pack Sewing Tutorial

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Free Fanny Pack Sewing Pattern & Easy to Follow Sewing Tutorial

Fanny Pack Create Card

Sew your own cute and simple fanny pack with this free pattern & tutorial.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Difficulty Moderate
Estimated Cost $15.00

Instructions

  1. Use sewing pattern to cut out fabric pieces.
  2. Iron interfacing on all fabric pieces.
  3. Create your straps using the buckles : 
  4. Starting with the short piece of webbing, take the side release clasp and with it right side up, take your webbing and place it from the top down to the bottom, extending 1” beyond the edge. Pin in place.
  5. Take your long piece of webbing and with the side release claps right sides up, insert the webbing up through the bottom into the farthest opening, pulling out towards the front, take the free end and go towards the opening closer to the center.
  6. The end that is coming out of the opening closer (see photo with red clip) to the center will be attached to the Tri Glide. With the Tri Glide facing up, place the webbing up through the left and down through the right. Overlap by about 1”.
  7. Take the other free long end, up through the right-hand side and down through the left-hand side of the tri-glide.
  8. Sew the webbing where you have pinned at both ends.
  9. We will now make the bag.
  10. With Main Fabric - Lower Front facing up, place the zipper on top of fabric aligning top raw edges, pin, and sew. Rearrange fabric so that the Main and the lining are wrong sides together. Top stitch zipper 1/8” from fabric edge
  11. Lay the bag with the zipper exposed. Pin the Main Upper Fabric to the right side of the zipper and pin the Lining Upper Fabric to the wrong side of the zipper. Sew through all layers. 
  12. Rearrange fabric so that the Main and the lining are wrong sides together. Top-stitch zipper 1/8” from the fabric edge
  13. Using the notch mark on the strap casing, find the center of each loose end of the webbing and align to the center mark. Pin.
  14. Place another casing on top of the webbing so that both casing fabrics are right sides together. 
  15. Sew around the three edges. 
  16. Repeat for the other casing. 
  17. Turn the casing right sides out. 
  18. Open your zipper about a 1/3rd of the way and baste the edges of the bag together, where the zipper opens. This will hold the zipper tape pieces in position.
  19. Pin the raw edges of the strap casing aligning the center mark on the case to the zipper teeth. 
  20. Baste in place using 1/4” seam allowance
  21. I suggest trying on the bag to ensure everything works as it should.
  22. Rearrange the strap to be at the center of the bag. 
  23. Open your zipper about halfway. 
  24. Place your Main Fabric Back on top of the front of the bag.
  25. Then place your Back lining fabric right sides together on the Bag Lining.
  26. Pin to secure all layers.
  27. At the base of the bag, mark a 2-3” opening.
  28. Starting at one side of the mark you made at the base of the bag, sew around the entire bag until you get to the other side of the marking. Backstitch over the zipper/casing area. 
  29. Trim away the side seams and the zipper overhang. Turn the bag right sides out through the opening left at the base of the bag. The bag will flip out showing the lining. Ensure all the corners are properly turned out. 
  30. To close the opening in the bag, first, pin the main fabric together and sew. 
  31. To close the lining, turn the lining raw edges inwards by the seam allowance and either hand sew with a slip stitch or machine stitch closed. Turn the bag right sides out through the zipper opening. Press well. 
  32. Enjoy!

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