Belt Pouches = The Next Hip Thing

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Well, this IS the time that we DO have our hands full. It is mind boggling …. Happy Thanksgiving, btw, to all my Canadian Friends. Hope you are having a lovely time.

And Thanksgiving is just one of those things going on. Lots of ‘Back to School’ things still lingering… Halloween’s creeping up on us (pun intended), and so on and so forth….


Therefore, today I thought to shop with my belt pouch on, keeping both hands free to do what I have to do. It is a bag among bags to have in your collection and I have found a million uses for it.

For a while, I re-purposed a cool Ikea polka dot kid bag as my belt bag, as it is so whimsy. However, there are some more practical and smaller bags that are making their way into my life. Here is a free tutorial for one of these belt pouches. Next week Monday, I’ll show you another one.

Free Bag Sewing Tutorial :: Belt Pouch


A simple tutorial has been kindly provided by fabric designer Robert Kaufman. He calls it “The ‘Explorer’s Belt Pouch” and I truly feel that his mind is on my mission also. Very cool. He has both dainty as well as rugged and sturdy materials and fabrics, that are worthy of an exploration, all on their own.

This two-pocket pooch / fanny pack / belt bag was originally designed to hold a knife, a mini flashlight, and other small accessories for camping. Well, it will do just fine with a lipstick, a wallet, a key chain, and my handwritten shopping list, ha ha…

This is a basic bag, and I’d leave it this simple. If anything I’d add a couple of metal studs to it.

(Note: how about you??! I am completely ruffled out at the moment. For me, ruffles were always ‘in’. But, right now I’m in ruffle-overdose. Maybe later….)


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Other Great Bag Patterns on Fine Craft Guild

We have loads of free patterns of the most adorable, well-designed bags, ranging from tote bags, to shopping bags, to hand bags, back packs and quilted beauties. At least, I think so :-)

Click this link or the ‘bags’-category in the menu bar on the right, and you’ll find a pictorial overview of them, and you can tell me if I’m right. Ha ha..



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