Pattern Review: Two Zip Hipster from DUMD


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You already know that I’m getting ready to go on vacation with my husband (& no kids, yay!) because I recently showed off the bathing suit that I made (#selfishsewing). After that was done I started thinking that I need a small-ish bag that I can carry essentials in besides my usual purse. I decided to try the Two Zip Hipster from Dog Under My Desk because it looked like just the right size and I love the cross-body strap option (more secure when traveling I think).

I am totally a metal zipper junkie, lol! This one is a YKK brass jeans zipper from WAWAK. If you hurry and order, they are buy-two-get-one-free through tomorrow.

For the bag exterior I used fabric from Ellen Luckett Baker’s Garden Collection. Its a cotton-linen blend made in Japan that is perfect for bags. I made a purse last year with Japanese fabric too {see here}. It has held up extremely well and I’m still using it.

Besides the main compartment (that has a flat pocket), there’s also an easy to reach side pocket and a small zipper pocket on the front. I used these components as a fun excuse to mix several prints from Ellen’s fabric collection.

Erin’s ingenious zipper installation at the top was seriously easy and lets the bag open very wide. That lining fabric is from Anna Griffin’s Grace Collection. All of the hardware can be found at Joann’s or online.

Even though this bag has lots of features, the pattern’s easy to follow directions and step by step photos make it foolproof to sew, even for a beginner. My bag looks so professional, I’m sure no one would guess that I made it. Well, unless they know me. 🙂

You can find the pattern {here} in the Dog Under My Desk pdf pattern shop. Be sure to check out all of Erins extremely well-written patterns while you are there. I’ve also made and reviewed the Get Carded Wallet pattern.

Good luck!

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