- Prices are in USD
- 15 page full color tutorial with photos
- 17 pages of computer generated pattern pieces (9 pattern pieces total, must be printed and taped together)
- Dimensions provided as well as pattern pieces
- Detailed construction and zipper instructions
- This is a PDF Sewing Pattern. You must be able to open and print a PDF file.
- A download link will be provided after purchase
- Sorry, no refunds on digital products.
This is the bag everyone has been waiting for! The perfect size for shopping hands-free or taking just-enough-but-not-too-much to that summer outing. People will ask you where you got your designer handbag. Zippers are not scary! 15 pages of full color, tutorial style instructions will walk you through exactly how to install the zips. Learn how to install a wide opening inset, recessed zipper, a technique you can out into use on many other bags as well. The front of the bag features a slip pocket for whatever you need handy and a secure zipper pocket for your phone or wallet. The special front pocket construction allows the pocket to lay flat and keeps the bulk out of the seams. The adjustable strap gives you the option of wearing this cross body or just on one shoulder, and the method of construction allows you to get a full strap out of just a single yard of fabric!
This bag will easily carry your e-reader or trade paperback!
Main fabric: 1 yard
Lining fabric: 2/3 yard
20” fusible interfacing: 2 1/2 yards (Pellon SF-101 woven fusible interfacing is the best choice for quilting cotton!)
20” sew-in interfacing: 1 yard (I recommend Pellon 50 or similar.)
Hardware: 1.5” rectangle + 1.5” slider
14” or longer nylon zipper 9” or longer nylon zipper
Rotary cutter & mat or ruler & scissors to measure strap
Size 80 or 90 “microtex” or “sharp” needle
This bag has a zipper closure with an inside patch pocket, and an outside slip pocket with front zipper pocket.
Finished size: 11” tall, 9” wide, 1.5” deep with a 30”- 56” adjustable strap
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Just finished the two-zip hipster. I'm not an advanced seamstress. I really enjoyed the pictorial representations of the instructions. I didn't understand all the instructions and spent a lot of time with the seam ripper, time well spent because I LOVE the end product. Almost packed it in when my final product was badly twisted but I went back and fixed my mistake. So beautiful. Starting a second bag; it's a perfect size. I plan to also sew and give this bag to my friends as gifts. PS thanks for using regular interfacing which kept the price of the supplies very reasonable.
I'm what I consider a casual seamstress, I grew up at the foot of my moms old Singer & I know my way around a sewing machine (or two) and learned how to sew when I was pretty young, but when it comes to following patterns & their directions... well, I typically get frustrated & just end up making up my own rules as I go along. I just want to say thanks for creating such a easy & functional pattern to follow, not only did I enjoy my sewing experience, but I actually learned a few new tricks in the process.
You're amazing, Keep up the great work!!
Love this bag
I just finished making the hipster bag from your pattern. What a pleasure! The instructions were spot on and when I did have a question, I went to the photos and all was made clear. Although I have been sewing for many years, this is the first project of this type for me.
All the pieces fit precisely which is always a blessing.
Thank you so much for your time and effort.
I can't wait to start another one. My daughter, daughter-in-law, granddaughters, and sisters will be receiving them for Christmas this year.
Loved your pattern, it took me awhile to make this purse but your pattern kept me on the straight and narrow. Great sense of accomplishment when done.
I have a question for you, do you treat your material in any way, I find that some of the edges on my purse are starting to wear, do you have any suggestions.
Thanks again for a wonderfully well written pattern.
This is the first of your patterns that I've tried. I make bags but not with zip top closures and have had friends ask me for some. I tried video tutorials on you tube to try to do it but it didn't really work out.
I decided to give your pattern a go as I'd heard good things about your stuff. Just finished my bag and wanted to let you know that it was great! It took me a long time but that was because it was new - the next one will be quicker now I know what I'm doing. Just wanted to say thanks for the wonderful detailed instructions and photos. So clear and easy to follow. Brilliant. Will be back for more!
I got this pattern a week ago and have made my first bag. I so love this style and will be making more. Didn't have any problems with following or understanding the pattern. Loved all the very detailed photos. Thank you for a freat pattern.
Do you have a you tube video on the construction of this bag? I am having some trouble with the instructions
Hi Linda! I haven't made a video for the Two Zip Hipster because the instructions are so detailed, but I am more than happy to help you if you email me! email@example.com
This bag is beautiful and is my new favorite bag. It is big enough to hold all of the essentials including both sunglasses and glasses. The directions were very clear and easy to follow. There are tons of pictures that show exactly how to perform each step. Particularly nice is that I didn't have to print the pattern pieces as I don't have a printer at home. I will definitely be purchasing more patterns. Thank you!
I made this bag over a year ago and have used it off and on. It was very easy to make with the detailed directions, and it turned out so professional. The bag passed a pretty intense test this month though as I traveled to three European cities, walking 10+ miles each day. This bag was INVALUABLE. It was the perfect size with the perfect pockets and zippers. I told my husband more than once that I was very thankful that I had that exact bag with me, and I was going to write a review saying so when we got home. I can't wait to make more bags just like this, both for me and for others!
Thanks Heidi! I'm thrilled the bag passed your test! :)