Beatnik Waist Bag



This waist bag is a modern take on the 80’s classic. It has two front flap pockets, a back zippered pocket, and space on the inside for storing your essentials. Clasp it securely around your waist and get ready for an active day, hands-free!

The pdf pattern includes 14 pages of sewing instructions, complete with 33 step-by-step color photos.

Click here to read more details about this sewing pattern, and to see photos of all the tester bags!

Finished Size: 11” long x 6” tall





  • 1/2 yard of exterior fabric
  • 1/2 yard of lining fabric
  • 1 yard of 20” wide Pellon® SF-101 Shape Flex® fusible woven interfacing (or light-weight fusible interfacing)
  • 14” x 12” piece of By Annie’s Soft and Stable™, available at local quilt shops or on-line
  • (Soft and Stable is a 1/8” thick, foam sew-in interfacing; one of my testers also recommends automotive headliner fabric in place of the Soft and Stable; you can also substitute a needled fleece fusible interfacing for the Soft and Stable, such as Pellon #TP971F Thermolam Plus fusible interfacing; Decovil can also be used)
  • 9” zipper
  • 12” zipper
  • Two sets of pearl snap fasteners (I used Snap Setter size 16 snaps, which were a little larger than 3/8”)
  • One plastic side-release buckle/parachute buckle (mine were 2-1/2” long x 1-1/4” wide), with a 1” opening for a strap
  • One plastic slide, 1-1/4” wide, with a 1” opening for a strap

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Sewn items made from Sew Sweetness sewing patterns may be sold by the home sewist at craft fairs and on-line.

This listing is for a pdf pattern, not the actual finished bag. Upon purchase, pdf sewing pattern will be immediately delivered to your e-mail address.

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Additional information

Weight 3 oz
Dimensions 6 x 9 x .5 in
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