A Hip Pack for Shena


I made my daughter a little pouch for her birthday earlier this year. It can be worn with a strap or just clipped onto belt loops.


It’s a pattern by SotakHandmade called Fannie Pouch. I used some soft denim with Cotton and Steel fabrics.

I added a zipper pocket on the back with Japanese newspaper fabric inside. Gigi wire wrapped a heart-shaped pearl to the zipper pull.


I also added a divided slip pocket inside. I wrote “for Shena” with a miron marker on a ‘Made with Love’ label I had ordered from an etsy shop back in 2010 when I first got into knitting.


Instead of the snaps, I put some small, lead drapery weights in the bottom corners to add weight and hold the flap down. They were left over from a drapery hanging business my father owned in the 1960’s to 70’s.


Shena loved it, especially all the animals. I love to sew special gifts for my children and am thrilled to be learning how to make bags.