A Bigger Bumbag

(Or as my children said: it’s a bag for a bigger bum, Mum!)

For some time I’ve been thinking about making a larger version of the zero waste waist bag to wear as a cross body bag.

I saw a larger version on Instagram which inspired me, and then lately a friend said she’d just cut one out – just the nudge I needed!

I made this pattern two years ago, and it was very popular with walkers, dog owners and people making Christmas presents.

The pattern is part of a bag duo; it comes with a larger waist bag designed for cycling.

I took the pattern file to our local photocopy shop and they printed it double the size, on A3 paper.

One of the original regular-sized samples sitting on the bigger pattern pieces.

The pattern is cut in modular units, which can be moved around the fabric to fit what you have. I used an odd-shaped offcut of spotty denim I got from the op shop.

I’ve overlocked all the main pieces, ready to sew.

A look in the zip collection yielded a red chunky for the front zip and blue for the back pocket.

Not sure what to do about a strap, but there was a strip left of the fabric so I could make one from that.

…and that’s as far as I’ve gotten. But come back next week and I’ll show you how it went!


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