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Bummity Bum Bag – Free Sewing Project

A free project to help keep you entertained through lockdown ❤ and domestic machine friendly of course

Call it what you will – Bum Bag, Fanny Pack, Belt Bag, Hip Bag!

It’s the easiest little lined Bummity Bum Bag – with an easy sew zip, it’s fully lined and threads onto your own belt so it fits everyone! Great beginner project.

You will need:

  • Outer fabric – Suitable for most fabrics including quilt cotton, canvas, cork, vinyl, waterproof canvas, oilskin, and leather
  • Lining – Quilt cotton
  • All Purpose thread to match outer or contrast.
  • 11” zip or longer
  • Medium weight fusible interfacing – e.g., Vilene F220, G700, Pellon SF101, Wovenfuse, CW
  • Optional logo badge
  • Optional: Light fusible fleece (I used Vilene H640)

Skill level: Easy beginner friendly

Approximate finished dimensions: 21 x 12.5cm (8 ¼ x 5“).

Seam allowance is 1cm (3/8”) throughout unless otherwise stated.

Print off the pattern sheet making sure the box ‘actual size’ is ticked and the ‘shrink to fit’ or ‘fit to page’ box is unticked, or your printer may reduce the size.

All the instructions are included in the video tutorial. There is a 1” square control box shown on the pattern for you to check before cutting.

Download the pattern document here:

Click the link below for the video tutorial:

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  • Dawn Woodroof
    February 7, 2021

    Love it,Thankyou.

  • Sue
    February 11, 2021

    I love the way this came together, Diane. The lining stays in place, and I didn’t mind a little ladder stitching. Thanks for the pattern and for your video!

  • SUe
    February 11, 2021

    Oh, and DO make sure to print “actual size” when you print the pattern–I forgot to check that and the first pattern page I got looked very small and not as useful as the bag looked in the video. SO, I went back to my computer, reprinted at “actual size” and it came out bigger, looking like a more useful bag. I compared the pieces, and there was a half an inch (1/2″) difference ALL THE WAY AROUND THE PATTERN. Diane mentions this in the printed pages you get with the pattern, but she really means it!

  • Suzanne Herbert
    March 19, 2021

    Thank you for your excellent tutorial. 💕

  • Margaret Lang
    March 5, 2022

    Hi Diane
    Can you tell me where you got the basket weave embossed faux leather from please? x

  • Emily Paramore
    August 9, 2022

    Hiya, how long does the strap need to be if Im using webbing instead of a belt?

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