How to Sew a Simple Belt Bag
I love these belt bags. They are so convenient and easy to sew. They are also perfect to toss a few things in and walk around hands free. This is a super simple sewing project with terrific results. It is also a beginner sewing project though you will have to add a button hole to this project. If you are uncomfortable with sewing a button hole on your machine you can always do it by hand but most machines have a button hole attachment that makes it very easy to do. I saw a pattern similar to this on Pinterest but could not find the person to attribute it too. I created my own tutorial as I was not sure how the designer intended it to go together. So here we go.
I used denim for the exterior fabric of my simple belt bag and a nice cotton print for the lining. These fabrics were purchased at JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores but you could head to Hobby Lobby, Fabric.com or Onlinefabricstore.net to get the perfect fabrics for your simple belt bag project. This post contains affiliate links that if you click on them and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
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What you will Need: How to Sew a Simple Belt Bag
- Pattern you can get by clicking on this link.
- 1/2 yd outer fabric and
- Scrap of lining fabric
- 1″ Button
- Standard sewing supplies
Step 1: Cut your fabrics
Print the pattern pieces. Tape piece A and piece B together matching the arrows. Cut two outer pieces of fabric from the main piece and one outer and one lining from the pocket piece.
Step 2: Stitch the pocket
Take the outer and lining pieces of pocket piece C and place them right sides together. Stitch along the top edge using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Turn right sides out and press. Top stitch along the top edge for strength and a more professional look.
Step 3: Add the pocket to the outer main piece
Place the pocket piece you just stitched so that the lining side is facing the right side of the main fabric and stitch along the sides and bottom to secure using a 1/8″ seam allowance.
Step 4: Add the back of the belt bag
Place the other main piece right sides together with the first piece and stitch all the way around using a 1/4″ seam allowance but leave an opening at the bottom for turning the belt bag. Clip the curves.
Step 5: Turn the belt Bag
Turn the belt bag right sides out through the opening you left at the bottom of the bag. I found the easiest way to turn the bag was to push from the top to the bottom using a poking tool like That Purple Thang that you can get here.
Step 6: Top Stitch
Top stitch all around the bag making sure to enclose the opening you left for turning.
Step 7: Add the button Hole
Place a 1″ button hole at the top pf the tongue of the bag using your button hole attachment or by hand.
Step 8: Add the button
Place a button on the front of the pocket piece in the center about 1″ down from the top. Fill the pocket with keys, money and ID. Fold the tongue over your belt and head out hands free.
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