Sew a Volunteer Pack
Sew a Volunteer Pack from something you have in your fabric stash quickly to gift to volunteer or key worker. New YouTube Sewalong.
This is part of my new series of free quick sews to keep you entertained and will hopefully be of use in our current unexpected situation.
I’ve designed this bag as a beginner friendly bag that can be sewn up really quickly and given as a gift to volunteers and key workers across our countries to carry their phone, keys, face mask, hand sanitiser and other essentials, while they are out and about giving their time selflessly to others.
You can make it as a cross-body bag or as a grab bag with a short handle to use as an emergency or first aid pack. Great for men or women, even for kids.
A quick and easy sew suitable for beginners.
A top zip fastening with the easiest insertion method ever
Finished bag approx 9 x 7”
Seam allowance is 1cm (3/8”) unless otherwise stated
3 rectangles of fabric 9.5 x 11.5” for body and pocket
2 x Zip tabs 1.5x 3”
1 strip 4 x 53” for a cross body strap or 4 x 15” for a grab bag
If you want to make a removable and adjustable strap see my tutorial here:
Purchase the ready made cross body straps in the video here: https://www.spencerogg.com/product/pu-leather-long-cross-body-strap-3-4-adjustable-three-colours/
For patterns and Hardware visit my shop at: https://www.spencerogg.com
So its part of my 30 minute makes series and super beginner friendly and therefore it is unlined to keep it as quick and simple as possible.
If you are looking for more intermediate structured line bags, do check out the numerous patterns I have available on my web site at www.spencerogg.com
Join my Facebook sewing board and share your Volunteer Pack photos: https://www.facebook.com/groups/170115107145604/
Or post to Instagram and tag with #volunteerpack
Feel free to share this tutorial to anyone you know who sews.
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Cordura fabric: UK link: https://amzn.to/3aCfNyj
Cordura fabric: US Link: https://amzn.to/2R3PJUQ
Sew on labels: https://www.facebook.com/drumraedesigns/
Sewing theme Ipad stand: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/cozereader
UK Amazon Links
I’m using a Janome Atelier 7 sewing maching: https://amzn.to/2ppAsDl
This is the stiletto I use in my videos: https://amzn.to/2qU3RpF
Or there is a straight version here: https://amzn.to/2NUeP7i
Green Grizzly Rivet Press: https://amzn.to/37Ur4YK
Hump jumper/Bulky Seam Aid Hemline: https://amzn.to/353d4KM
Or Dritz: https://amzn.to/37dHr32
or economical version: https://amzn.to/2KrvBZz
Morphy Richards Jet Steam Generator Iron: https://amzn.to/35DphFV
Prym Magnetic seam guide: https://amzn.to/2qVVEkE
Gutermann Thread: Sew-All: https://amzn.to/2qXl0yJ
Schmetz Sewing Machine Needles Universal Size 90/14 Regular: https://amzn.to/2QkRPQN
Schmetz Sewing Machine Needles Universal Size 100/16 Regular: https://amzn.to/2CMptqn