Sewfisticated Be Hip - Testers' Makes

Be inspired by Tester Team on their creativity!

 

Machine used - Semi Industrial Juki TL2200QVP mini

  • Small - Cotton Woven fused with mid-weight interfacing (slightly stiffer than SF101) and decovil light for front and back panel, top flap and base. Waterproof Canvas 420D for all lining. Sewn in detachable straps with 1” (2.5cm) black seat belt.
  • Medium - Croc faux leather 0.8mm for side accents. Jujube Queens Court laminated fabric for fussy cut front panel, top flap, base, back panel and slip pocket. Decovil light for front and back panel, top flap and base. Waterproof Canvas 420D for all lining. 14mm inner diameter Grommets with 11/4” (3.2cm) black seat belt.
  • Medium - Croc faux leather 0.8mm for side accents. Tiki Broadshort fabric from Alchemats, fused with mid-weight interfacing (slightly stiffer than SF101) and thin fleece. Waterproof Canvas 420D for all lining. 14mm inner diameter Grommets with 11/4” (3.2cm) black seat belt.


"My best selling custom bags! Made more than 100 pieces over 2 years." @Jassie Teo

 

Machine used - Domestic, Brother GS2500

Material used -

Small and Medium - Cotton exterior/interior, woven interfacing from SMH and fleece battling.

Be Hip is such a functional pack that can be worn as cross body or as a fanny pack. All sizes of Be Hip offers roomy space as well as up to 3 zipper pockets for keeping all your items safe and within easy access. Best of all, there's a size suitable for everyone from children, teenagers to adults. Get the pattern now and customise your own Be Hip! . @Mui Yan Chua








Machine used
Domestic. Brother NV180K

Material used - Cotton spandex for exterior (from Hapa fabrics), vinyl for exterior accents, cotton woven for interior. I used woven interfacing and fleece.

I love it that this bag has a huge base, it can store so much more things.  I love the zipper installation technique and also all the various options provided for customising the front of the bag. @Geraldine Tan

 

Machine used - Domestic, Brother XR9500PRW

Material used - 
  • Small - Vinyl (Backstitch Fabrics), no interfacing; WPC, Cotton Woven (Ohana Fabrics) with SF101 Interfacing
  • Medium - Seweird fabric shop Riley Blake and interface from Joann's
  • Large - Exterior: Waxed canvas and cotton spandex, interfaced with SF101. Interior: Canvas, CS for pockets with interfacing (SF101)

"The slip pocket on the inside was very interesting, I had not done one like that before! I liked the way you move it up to create the designed front but lining fabric pocket. The amount of zippered compartments, even on the small, was also a great bonus!!"  @Nikki Schmidt

 




Machine used - Singer Heavy duty 4452

Material used - 
  • Small - Cotton canvas (AliExpress) Cotton Joanns, SF101 Walmart
  • Large - Black Vinyl, and WPC from AA Textiles, Totoro Vinyl So Pretty Custom Fabric, Thread From Sunny Sewing machines, no interfacing used.

"The continuity of different patterns. This lining zipper and pocket is the same as Mrs. Chic pattern. It was easily understood.  I found this pattern well written and easy to understand.  I like the difference in sizes.  The double pattern piece for the sides. Instead of one pattern piece to be mirrored."  @Sew HoneyBea




Machine used - Industrial Juki DDL-8700-7

Material used - 

  • Small - Cotton Lycra print from Seweird, interface from Joann's pellon 911F
  • Medium - Seweird fabric shop Riley Blake and interface from Joann's
  • Large - Joann's duck canvas

It's a great fanny pack with space and carrying more items. There's so many zipper pockets that are so fun.  I love the way the zippers are installed. I like birthing the bag through the pocket. And it's seamless/hidden inside the pocket and not on the bag. @Linda Kolb

 

 

 

Machine used - Sailrite lsz-1

Material used - 
  • Medium - I used vinyl and decovil light and lining is cotton with a sfs101 only a bit heavier
  • Large - Geeky vinyl, sfs1 from mexico a bit heavier, decovil
"I felt humbled as I sew detailed things a lot and I had to use my leap of faith that it will work out. I love all the unique pockets everywhere and first time using a grommet to attach the bandRoominess, style and all the pockets and crossbody purse which is large enough for real life! Pattern Instructions was very good and detailed, I love the pictures and tips." @Susi Schuegraf

 


Machine used - Semi industri Juki TL 2200 qvp mini

Material used - 

  • Small and Medium
    Digital print designer cotton bought from my local seller Estika.
"The curve sewing method given.!" @

 

 

Machine used - Domestic brother strong and tough

Material used - 
  • Small - Upholstery fabric, sf101 on outer, Thermoweb fusible fleece for fleece parts
  • Medium - Cotton Lycra, sf101 & Therxfuse
"I love the zipper box techniques!" @Jennifer Chun

 

Machine used - Semi Industrial- Brother PQ1500SL

Material used - 

  • Large - Vinyl, waterproof canvas
    "I loved it! Very different from anything out there! The Be Hip comes together really quickly! I love that there are different versions you can create for each size, with extra zips and detailed explanations with pictures! !" @Michelle Brandt




Machine used -
Domestic, brother ce1100pwr

Material used - 
  • Small - Hex Reject Design printed on vinyl by Stitch Don't Kill My Vibe. Interfacing used decovil light
  • Large - Canvas interfaced with fusible fleece. Canvas is "Neon coordinate" from Rogue Fabrics

 





Machine used - 
Domestic machine - Toyota SuperJeans 34C

Material used - 
  • Medium - Exterior- Vinyl, lining- lightweight waterproof, interfacing all with woven interfacing
  • Large - Exterior- backpanel and bottom: WPC, flap and front piece: cotton canvas, lining- quilting cotton, interfaced all with woven interfacing

"I love the retro feeling of this bag! It’s so great, that I can use it as a backpack, hip bag, but also as a crossbody! I love that is full of zipped pockets! it has a perfect size for everyday use, and my book fits in it too!."  @May-Dee Designs




Machine used - Pfaff Creative 2134 (domestic with IDT)

Material used - 
  • Medium - tinkerbell cw from Zombie Bunny Fabrics, wpc interior, sf101+decovil
  • Large - feature rabbit cw from Northern Fabrics, coordinate cw, wpc lining, sf101+decovil light

"The way the 3-sided zipper boxes are assembled is totally new to me and pretty slick. I could use some pointers on how to make them even and smooth.!."  @Tamara Kerelchuk




Machine used - Industrial, Juki walking foot

Material used - 
  • Small - Designer printed cotton & pu leather. Stabilised with woven stabiliser & batting interfacing
  • Large -printed fabric - cotton canvas, with faux leather, stabilised with medium woven stabiliser and fusible fleece as interfacing

"I always learn a new techniques from you especially the slip pocket and zipper constructions!."  @Rose Ibrahim






Machine used -
So for everything but the final assembly I used a Juki HZL-5 and the final step I used a Sailrite LSZ-1

Material used - 

  • Medium - I used Cork and Vinyl from Sweet N Charmed. WPC for liner. Decovil light for Interface.

"I liked how the inside pocket is done. I have never done it that way and really liked it.!" @DaniEdge




Machine used - Domestic Bernina 440

Material used - 
  • Small - Upholstery fabric, sf101 on outer, Thermoweb fusible fleece for fleece parts
  • Medium - Floating lights by Oh So Pretty Custom Fabric and WPC from Fabric Wholesale Direct
"I really like the options of straps as well as all the zip pockets!  This size is so roomy but still easily wearable!" @Grace Elliott





 

Machine used - Semi industrial. Juki 2010q

Material used - 

Small and Medium - Alchefuse from Alchemats.

"Great bag and directions. I was able to put the bag together quickly with the written directions and pictures. I like the pockets in the inside! ." @Kathy Ait Said





Machine used -
Industrial juki du-1181n

Material used - 

Small and Large - Exterior: vinyl & woven. Interior: Wpc & woven. Interfacing: Alchefuse & poly firm from wizardry

"I like the slip pocket technique." @Laura Roberts