Two Zip Hipster PDF Pattern

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Price: $10.00

    • 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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by Samantha on
Great pattern

This is the bag I carry every day. It holds the things I need to have with me all the time. The pattern is well written and the result you get is very professional. I appreciated the techniques for interfacing and zippers. I get tons of compliments on this bag and will certainly make more asap.

by Sari Kyllönen on

This is such a nice pattern! The instructions are clear and easy to follow. I made my bag and added some qulting. You can see my project here: https://kyllsa.wordpress.com/2016/05/08/two-zip-hipster-laukku/

by Heather Kite on
Fun and easy bag!

This is a fabulous pattern! The instructions were clear and easy to follow. All of the pattern pieces are either squares or rectangles. I printed the pattern at 85% and it made a bag that measured 8"x7"x2". It turned out so cute, and the zipper installation were so much easier than I had anticipated! I wish I could post a picture of my bag because I love it! Thank you!

by Anita H on
Great , easy pattern!

Terrific pattern , easy to follow.
Makes up lime a dream like all of Erin's patterns I've seen so far.
Would be very easy to modifiy it to your own needs, like another pocket or resizing.
Wish I could post a PIC of mine, it's beautiful?

by Ellen on
great for travel

I made this bag for a trip to Europe. The size and the two pockets on the outside (one zippered) made it easy to jeep track of everything. I especially like the zippered opening at the top of the bag; I sometimes left the top unzipped so I could jam my guide book in there along with everything else. The instructions are excellent and the bag turned out great. I did end up with a couple stray fabric pieces when the bag was done...user error? I now use this as my everyday bag and would make it again in a heartbeat.

That sounds great... except for the leftover pieces. There definitely shouldn't be any of those! If you make it again please email me and I'll see if I can figure out where they came from. :)

by Cierra on

This pattern is amazing!! I have very little experience sewing, but this pattern was very easy to follow. My mom and grandma both sew, so I have a little bit of knowledge. However, this pattern was very easy to read. The directions and pictures are so help! And the end results are so great! I can't get over how awesome the purse turned out! I will definitely be making this pattern over and over. I love it- it's exactly what I was looking for and couldn't find in stores!!! I can't wait to get the "GetCarded" pattern and making a matching wallet.

by Elizabeth on
Great

Great pattern. Easy to follow.

by Sandi on

I have now made six of these bags for myself and family and friends. People stop and ask me where I bought my bag and then ask if I would make one for them
Pattern was easy to follow
I did increase it to 110% and also put a back slip pocket two inches shorter then the bag for grocery lists etc.

by Stitchnsew on
Buy It,Try It, You'll Love It

I can not speak highly enough of this pattern it is so well written (print it out in colour its worth the ink) The bag looks complicated but if you read every step and follow the directions it is so simple to make. It took my sewing skills to a new level.
This pattern should come with a warning label as it is very addictive. Once you finish one you'll start planning the next one.

by Barbara on
Nice, but....a little small

This is a great pattern, but I had to make mine a lot deeper to hold my Samsung 10.5 inch tablet plus just a few purse items. Because I made it deeper, it was also shorter, so instead of the zipper I made a long flap and turned it into a real messenger bag. I could not have fit my tablet under the zipper otherwise. I also printed the pattern at 110% and 120% in addition to the 100%, and I will make another, but it will need to be about 4 inches deep and I'll adjust accordingly. Because I need my sunglasses, my wallet, card case and a power supply, cord, charger and headset, the space inside has to enlarge accordingly. I also added a key leash because it is a long way down from the top to the bottom of the bag! The instructions are well written, and photos are excellent, and I'll enjoy my bags once they are customized for my needs. I don't want to have to carry a separate purse and my overly large tablet has to get along with my girly needs and necessities! I may even add a pocket on the outside back to hold just the tablet alone, or use a little different option, and besides, I really want to try the zipper instructions but again, I'll have to make adjustments to make it wide enough to hold my belongings. A 1 1/2 inch wide bottom just can't do all that, so I took off one star. I love how my bag looks, though, in navy blue with gray Ultrasuede trim!

I think you just need to make a Daytripper. :)

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