I signed up for a swap. This challenge was a good opportunity to get rid of some stash because one had to use materials that were already in te house. My swap partner let me know that she liked all colours accept brown or beige. She makes clothes for herself and occasionele also for her husband and kids. She also likes to run, going to the fitness center and cycling.
A handy bag sounded great but than came question: what kind of bag? Fanny packs are back as a fashion statement. Nowadays not only worn in the classic way but also ass a crossbody at the front or back. Pattern wise the choice is yours. I dividend to make the Initiative Handarbeit Fanny Pack Mach Dein Ding.

Materials and Pattern for the Fanny Pack Mach Dein Ding

This challenge was all about UWYH. I like to make bags of old jeans. Old jeans are great material: good quality and firm fabric with characteristic patterns due to wearing. I gave this Mach Dien Ding a more neat look than my usual distressed look. 

The Dein Ding fanny pack is free for download and comes with sewing instructions in German and also with a German spoken video beschikbaar. This video is a great help when you don’t have a good knowledge of German.

My Mach Dein Ding version

I found two red zippers, a musketon and a plastic strap adjuster buckle. The bag part has terra sections and the middle section is top stitched with red yarn. I came across the Patty Doo Ruby Bag during my search.

This bag has a double function and can be used as Fanny pack but also as shoulder bag. A great idea and so my Mach Dein Ding version got this double function too. The bag has two big ‘loops’ so the hip belt can be removed. Both sides have D-rings to which a shoulder strap can be attached.

schoudertas van jeans

Mach Dein Ding has a zippered inner pocket and a key-cord. The fringe is made of the jeans seam finish. This Fanny Pack has space for a mobile phone, heeft niet alleen ruimte voor een mobiele telefoon, purse, keys but also a make-up bag, note book and pocket book. 

How much did I use to sew the Mach Dein Ding

cutting 60 minutes; stitching and finishing 12 hours

Fanny Pack met inhoud

Zero waste mission

This discarded jeans was also used for the Patty Doo Geo bag. Something that looked like a short was now left after this make.

I wanted to use this leftover too to have zero waste. Curious to see what I made? You don’t have to wait long because tomorrow I share my make.

4 Comments on Fanny Pack Mach Dein Ding

  1. I love this but i’ve just spent an hour down the rabbit hole of following links and downloading patterns. Let’s see if (a) I can manage the German and (b) make something half as nice as yours!

    • Thank you so much Sue for your kind words. Although I can speak German it always take me some time too to understand what I need to do. Someone on IG has done a google translate what seemed to be very helpful for her. I really had some help watching the video. I’ve ever need some help with you ‘Mach Dein Ding’ please let me know if I van be of any use. I know for certain your version will be different but as good as mine.

    • It’s indeed a great Fanny Pack pattern. It has a good size. This bag is just perfect for a long walk because it has room enough for my water bottle too

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