The Hip Pack DIY kit was created in partnership with Open Studio Patterns (the sewing pattern line from Sew Co.—the factory we work with to cut and sew our finished garments). Kit includes buttery soft–but sturdy—12oz denim offcuts from our Indigo collection and everything else you need to sew your own hip/fanny/cross-body pack.
This pattern has a lot of pro details, including webbing tabs and zipper tabs that give it a clean look. If you haven't made a zipper or adjustable strap bag before, this will be a very fun project that adds some skills to your repertoire. When it's finished, wear it slung cross-body or around your hips—either way, you’ll be hands-free and good to go!
This Kit is intermediate-level but can be made by a confident and patient beginner! It should take two-three hours of prep and sewing.
Finished pack dimensions: 9.5" wide x 6" long x 2" deep
Strap lengths: size XXS-XL max length 51", size 1X-5X max length 82"
Inside the kit you'll find:
12 oz indigo denim offcuts (plenty to make your bag)
Paper sewing pattern
1” natural cotton webbing
Quick-release clip and slider
9” molded nylon zipper
QR code with digital, step-by-step instructions and a link to Open Studio's sew-along video.
While our production scraps are always recycled, turning them into new products is even better—and this project from Open Studio is so fun because you get to participate in that!
- Andrea M.Verified Buyer1 week agoRated 5 out of 5 starsSuper adorable
I think this such a cute hip bag. I consider myself to be an advanced sewer. I had some challenges initially because of the foot of my machine was too bulky. Unfortunately I ruined the denim that was included, so I used some canvas scraps I had. Instructions are pretty straightforward. My advice would be to really go slow and take your time, have a really fine and sharp seam ripper, a box of tissues and some Xanax.
- Drew S.Verified Buyer1 week agoRated 5 out of 5 starsEasy to follow pattern
Love my hip pack.
Easy to follow pattern.
- Katherine M.Verified Buyer1 week agoRated 4 out of 5 starsDenim off-cuts are really nice, sewing pattern is ok.
I have mixed feelings about this bag. The Elizabeth Suzann off-cuts are lovely, as expected. The hip-pack pattern is fine. I do wish the instructions included advice for seam finishing, as in adding bias binding on the seams to finish more nicely than just serging edges. It would really bring up the quality of the bag, and as someone who does not make accessories would have improved the bag overall. Otherwise, not bad, but I'd rather be able to buy scraps and off-cuts rather than the whole kit in the future.
- Susan O.Verified Buyer2 weeks agoRated 5 out of 5 starsLove a hip pack!
Seriously sweet kit! Quality products, easy instructions, and really sewn together in two hours. Plus, I think there is enough denim in the kit to squeeze out a second one. What's not to love about all of that?