Two Zip Hipster

from Dog Under My Desk

Two Zip Hipster Pattern


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Sewing: Two Zip Hipster
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Girls



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • How to use your sewing machine: How to change your stitch length, seam allowances, etc.
  • It's helpful to have already made a simple bag before, but not entirely necessary

Pattern Description:

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 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 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!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 11" tall, 9" wide, 1.5" deep with a 30"-56" adjustable strap


  • Main Fabric - 1 yard
  • Lining Fabric - 2/3 yard
  • 20" fusible interfacing - 2 1/2 yards
  • 20" sew-in interfacing - 1 yard
  • Bag hardware: 1.5" rectangle + 1.5" slider
  • 14" or longer zipper + 9" or longer zipper

You Will Also Need:

  • Size 80/12 or 90/14 needles
  • Rotary cutter & mat or ruler & scissors to measure strap piece

Pattern Reviews

Pattern Reviews

Average Review (of 3 reviews)
lynnyost1101836 on

Excellent Two Zip Hipster Fun!  July 31, 2013

I LOVE this pattern. I've made quite a few purses and this pattern is by far the easiest to follow and sew with professional results. I've made several of these in both quilting cotton and home dec fabrics. They have all turned out beautifully. I made this pattern in the standard size and also enlarged it. Both have sewn up wonderfully. Thank you for such a nice pattern.

JulieKSU91 on

Excellent Wow - so easy, fun, functional, and professional looking!  April 3, 2013

I cannot believe how impressed I am with myself having made one of these bags! Even my hubby keeps saying he can't believe I made it; he's usually not really impressed with my sewing and quilting!

Erin is an instructor! I hated sewing in zippers before this project and let me say I am no longer scared!!! I did happen to get the upper zipper flipped, which was no fault of Erin's. I thought I had it correct according to the photo, but I didn't listen to her text - bad sewer! ...

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katili on

Excellent Fantastic pattern!  January 20, 2013

This pattern was very well written, with clear and easy to understand instructions. I'd never done an inset zipper like this or an adjustable strap, but the pattern explained it all very well.

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Erin Erickson on

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