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BUMBAGS are BACK! What's a bumbag, I hear some of you say? Well, my northern hemispherical friend, it's a fanny pack - except in Australia a fanny is a very different thing indeed!

This is a downloadable PDF pattern - not a finished product - and walks you through the process of creating your own bumbag for an adult or a child. Yes! Pattern pieces for both sizes are included because it's up to us to spread the bumbag love.

The Total Bumbag is a classic style with a wide front zipper and a secret zippered compartment on the back of the bag that sits close to your body. The Lil Bumbag, for kids, is a small version of the adult bag and doesn't have the zippered pocket on the back of the bag. Add ribbon, twill tape or nylon strapping for your belt and get a bit creative with your trims.

You can do anything, hands free!

Skill level - confident beginner - intermediate (the instructions are very thorough!)
Time - 2 - 3 hours for your first
Size - Approximately 35cm long x 14cm high x 6cm deep

Requirements for Total Bumbag (for adults)
25cm external fabric (or a fat quarter)
25cm internal fabric (or a fat quarter)
25cm light-medium interfacing
14” zip
7” zip
Waist measurement + 20cm in cotton twill tape or webbing
A snap release buckle to fit the width of your twill tape/ webbing
Coordinating thread
A new needle
An iron
A sewing machine and zipper foot (or you can hand sew it, if you’re a champ)

Requirements for Lil Bumbag (for kids)
15cm external fabric (or a fat quarter)
15cm internal fabric (or a fat quarter)
15cm light-medium interfacing (optional)
10” zip
Waist measurement in 20-25mm elastic
Coordinating thread
A new needle
An iron
A sewing machine and zipper foot

Fabric recommendations
Quilting cotton, craft cotton, poplin, denim, duck, drill, light - medium weight woven fabrics.
If using a directional pattern you will need more fabric.

You may use this pattern to sell your finished bags, however you may not sell this pattern. Copyright belongs to Natalie Perkins, cheers buddies! Nice work reading down this far, I bet you are a charming and lovely person and I'd probably love to have a cuppa with you.

Frequently asked questions about FancyLadyIndustries

I make bumbags in three sizes - kids, small adult and large adult. Please read the description closely for the dimensions of the bag and straps. If a strap is too long for you, I can shorten it (but I can't make it longer!) please let me know your waist measurement in the check out notes.

The necklace chains are designed for people with larger necks and shoulders first and foremost. Please read the description for the chain length. Should you require a shorter chain, please let me know how long you require it in the checkout notes so I can shorten it for you.

I don't refund upon change of mind or if the incorrect sizing was purchased, I'm afraid.
Unfortunately, I can not refund the cost of lost or undelivered shipped items.

Tracked International Shipping is expensive from Australia and most customers prefer the most economical shipping method so items are not sent with tracking. If you require tracking and would like to pay for extra shipping, please message me and I can arrange an updated shipping total.

Total and Lil Bumbag PDF Pattern - for adults and kids



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