Hi Everyone, I have a new zero waste pattern. Actually it’s two patterns, both bags.
It’s in my Etsy shop now; please enjoy 25% off for the next month. Both patterns are together in the same listing.
They’re very suitable for walking, cycling….or making as presents for the walker or cyclist in your life!
Both are designed for the same types of fabric: denim, canvas, oilskin or upholstery cloths.
Let me tell you a bit about each bag….
What do you call these? Bum bag? Fanny pack? Waist bag? I chose the least offensive-sounding name!
How I came to make this pattern:
My husband bet I couldn’t make one zero waste. I bet I could 🙂
Because this bag is cut in modular units, it can be cut from smaller pieces of fabric to fit what you have – maybe you have pieces of denim left from another project (such as a Smith pinafore?). It would be very suitable for old jeans or other recycled fabrics.
This zero waste bag is my own invention but it was born from a 25 year old memory of a bag that a cyclist friend had. I think it might have been a prototype for a now long-gone outdoors brand. I thought it was pretty neat at the time but I never saw another one.
So I used the memory as a starting point. I recalled the bag was shaped like a mini backpack and had a handle at the top.
Mine has two interior pockets and one exterior zip pocket. It can hold 3 waterbottles. It’s designed to be worn while cycling and is equally good for walking, and unlike a backpack, the bag can be easily accessed while riding along.
The velo bag is two bags in one: it becomes a smaller waist bag if you fasten the handle’s buttonhole to the button at the back.
I’m really happy with this bag and I had a lot of enjoyment from making and then testing the prototype.