Breve Hip Bag PDF
Breve Hip Bag PDF
Breve Hip Bag PDF
Breve Hip Bag PDF

Breve Hip Bag PDF

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All proceeds from the sale of this pattern will be donated to a different cause which will be chosen every two months.

Proceeds until 31st August will go to Tjanpi Desert Weavers. To see what they do, or to make your own donation, you can visit their site here.


The Breve Hip Bag [pronounced like [pronounced like brevity] is a leather bag proportioned for larger bodies. You can wear it as a hip bag or across the chest. The gusset allows you to carry more than just the essentials!

This project was designed for home sewists to dabble in leatherwork with the minimum possible tool purchases. Where possible, we have used tools you probably already have in your garment or quilt sewing kit. This may be different to the specialty tools recommended and used by professional leather-workers or serious hobbyists.

Leather is a nautral product and comes in extremely varied shapes. Although this project only requires a few square feet, please purchase more than you think so your pattern pieces will fit.

Supplies to purchase:

available at leathergoods stores

• approx 3 sq. feet vegetable tanned leather (3-4oz)
• 3/4” wide vegetable tanned leather strap (to fit belt length) OR more leather as above to cut own
• 1” brass buckle
• 2 harness needles, size 00
• Waxed nylon thread
• 1 large leather button
• 5mm hole punch
• 4mm stitching chisel/s (2 prong essential, additional 4 prong optional)
• Leather skiver (optional)
• Rotary belt hole punch (optional)
• 1 medium brass Chicago screw or rivet (optional)


Supplies you already have:

• Rotary cutter (optional)
• Craft knife/Stanley knife/scalpel
• Cutting mat
• Small wood or plastic chopping board
• Sewing awl or sharp darning needle
• Quilting ruler
• Lighter
• Hammer or mallet
• Scrap of canvas or other coarse, undyed fabric
• Rubber cement or other flexible adhesive (optional and only required if joining belt)

This pattern was NOT designed by a professional leatherworker. It was designed by a garment patternmaker for home sewists


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