Happy Flowers Bumbag

Since my first market stall last year, I have been wanting to make a bumbag so that I can keep all my valuables on me and easily accessible.

I researched various sewing patterns, and Sarah Kirsten's Fennel Fanny Pack pattern stood out from the crowd. I love that it has 2 sections, is a rectangular shape and the sturdiness of it.

I had some of my Happy Flowers fabric in Linen Cotton Canvas from Spoonflower leftover which was the perfect weight. You can also find this design at Digital Fabrics in Australia. I used a royal blue cotton for the lining.

I sourced the webbing, buckle and slide adjuster from Voodoo Rabbit Fabric which is conveniently just down the road from me. They have a great selection of bag hardware available both online and in store.

There aren't any pattern pieces to print out which is one great bonus - who else loathes sticking together PDF patterns?! The pattern can all be measured and cut out straight from the fabric which is nice and simple.

I found the instructions a little confusing at one point so looked to see if there was a youtube video and hoorah there was by Sewing Therapy. The provided instructions that come with the pattern use bias binding but Sewing Therapy also have another method - The Drop-In Lining method, which is what I used and created a really nice neat finish inside. They also have a video for the bias binding method too.

I'm quite the beginner sewer still so took my time with this. I struggled to get a straight line around the zipper and need more practice with sewing with zippers to be honest.

I really love how it turned out despite my wonky lines and can't wait to test drive it! It'll be perfect when going out for walks as well, when I need to carry my phone and keys but have no pockets.

Be sure to check out the range of Loopla fabrics at Spoonflower and Digital Fabrics

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