This is a PDF Sewing Pattern. You must be able to open and print a PDF file. This is a digital sewing pattern, not a finished bag.
- 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
- A download link will be provided after purchase
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
The best bag pattern ever!
I really love sewing bags to give as gifts and I make them to donate to various charitable causes. Last year I made about 30 bags, just to give you an idea of my experience with sewing them. I've purchased many tutorial PDF's online, but by far, this is the best bag pattern I have. Erin does such a great job in explaining everything in detail and shows lots of photos to make sure you know exactly how to make the bag. I have made this bag in various fabrics 12 times and everyone who has one loves it. This pattern is great for a first time bag sewer because the directions are so good. Keep making more patterns Erini!
I wanted a cross-body bag for a trip this past summer and after many successes with Erin's wristlets, I decided to try the hipster for myself.
I was not disappointed. The instructions and pictures are very thorough. I have since made a second one for use this winter and my sister is pestering for one for herself for Christmas!
The purse is a perfect size and allows me to be hands free when shopping.
Keep up the wonderful work Erin!
I love this bag!
I am pretty much a beginner at sewing, but have it in my genes (my mom is a professional seamstress). I gave this pattern a whirl since I really wanted a hipster bag, but not really into the Vera Bradley fabrics. I bought it off Etsy.
The pattern was so easy to follow with clear instructions and the 1st bag turned out great! I then made a 2nd bag for our trip to Walt Disney World with cute vintage Minnie/Mickey fabric, added a ruffle embellishment on the front pocket, and again it turned out great.
Now I am thinking I need a bigger bag for schlepping stuff, so I might try a new pattern. Also a wristlet for me and my kids, because the free tutorial I found stinks and this pattern looks WAY better (I am sure it is way better, and easy to follow too).
Thank you! Your patterns are great!
Fun for all ages!
I haven't been sewing for very long, and mostly I was making it up as I went. I made mostly bags and curtain panels and rarely followed a pattern. I had come to the realization, though, that until I learned to follow a pattern, my skills weren't really going to improve.
Enter the two-zip hipster. When I purchased some Avengers-themed fabric for my 15-year-old daughter, she asked me to make this bag for her. The zippers made me a little nervous, and I'd never made handles before (I always just used 1" wide webbing).
Well, I wasn't nervous for long. This is the most well-written, crystal-clear pattern I've ever seen (including all the knitting patterns I've used in my life). I feel like my skills and confidence have greatly improved as a result of this pattern. I got some much needed practice with top stitching, and I learned how to insert a zipper the *right* way, instead of just winging it.
End result: my daughter LOVES her bag.
Thank you! I know I'll make more of these.
A must have pattern
This is a wonderful pattern for anyone, even if it's your FIRST BAG. Erin does a great job explaining everything, and her instructions include easy to follow steps and helpful photographs, something that I've found lacking in other tutorials/patterns I've purchased from others.
Don't let the zippers scare you! This really is not a difficult bag to make, but the results are amazing and very professional looking. I know I will be making more of these in the future!
Thanks again for such an awesome pattern!
So many compliments
I bought the pattern a year ago and cut out the fabric quickly. But it took me a year to get a weekend to sew it! I used licensed Texas A&M university fabric and used the bag for the recent TAMU v Alabama game. Gosh! I received compliments every where I went! I hope I sent business to your pattern selling site.
I loooove my new bag!! I still can't believe I made it. The pattern is great, very easy to follow and finishes with a nice roomy and professional looking bag. Erin kindly helped me with one issue that I had that was my fault. I definitely will be making more of these bags! Thank you
After much hemming and hawing about buying a name brand "Hipster" on sale, I decided to see if anyone had a similar but different style pattern, so i could make my own. I was thrilled with the look and style of this one, and after reading so many shining reviews, I decided to buy it.
My purse is wonderful, and was so easy to put together. I keep my phone, 8in tablet, oversized wallet, and two zippered pouches of on-the-go-beading kit and medical stuff in my purse.
The strap fits easily over my big body, but could be cinched up if I get smaller, and I love the details and the finishing. The tutorial really teaches techniques that create a professional and beautiful purse. My mom, who has been sewing for many years, looked over the pattern, and was super impressed with all the details and careful directions. Erin, you did a great job, and I won't hesitate to buy patterns from you in the future.
This pattern is awesome!
I have been looking for a bag/purse pattern like this for a long time. I was very excited to stumble across Erin's site and find this bag! I was very nervous at first to try a bag with zippers. But, Erin makes the pattern very easy to read and follow. I am not sure I could have done this without her very well written instructions! (The pictures are VERY helpful!) I felt like she was with me the entire time I was making the bag.
If you've never done zippers before, I highly recommend trying one of Erin's smaller zipper pouches/tutorials to cut your teeth on. I made a couple of her zippy pouches before trying out the 2-zip hipster pattern. This purse was my third zipper project.
I was very impressed with how the bag turned out. It looks very professional and I have had several people ask me where I bought it. :)
I also recommend not "cheaping out" on the zipper. I bought two zippers from my local quilt store. They are very nice, but I am not happy with how large the pull tabs are. I plan to buy from the online store Erin suggests next time.
Thank you, Erin for your great pattern! I plan to give the lunch box a try next! :)
Two Zips and Two Thumbs Up!!
I loved making this bag. I needed a tote for my little Asus tablet and dock. I adjusted the pattern slightly, by adding 2 inches of length to the pattern , and some extra padding. It is so handy with all of the pockets, and holds everything that I need for my tablet. I love the across-the-body strap, too.
I will be making this bag again, for using as an everyday purse. My friend loved it so much that she is making a Two Zip Hipster soon. Love it!!