The Sewfisticated Travel Belt

The Perfect Accessory for your Traveling & Running Gym Trips!




Be inspired by the 18 amazing talented bag makers around the globe! Check out what sewing machine and fabric that they used.  Hope you are as inspired as I am by their beautiful creations.


Tester - Andrea Graham
Shop Link - Addie Kakes Kreations VIP Group
Sewing Machine used - Juki TL-2010Q/Thor GC1541S industrial
Recommended Skill level - Advanced beginner for binding and Beginner for birthing methods
Cut and Sew - 2-2.5 hours 
Strap Length for Webbing B - 44" (Binding), 42" (Birthing)
Height of the Wearer - 5'6
Phone for the Slip Pocket - iPhone 14 pro with casing
Material used -

Binding - Oh So Pretty Custom fabric for print / waterproof canvas from FWD for lining
Birthing - Oh So Pretty Fabric for prints / Joanns sport nylon (white) for the lining

"Did your vacation or park day creep up on you and you need a bag quickly? This is the one! You can whip up one of these in a hurry! I always love a bag that is quick and easy to make and looks great when complete. Great to hold basic essentials."


Tester - Ryan Pollock, California from the USA
YouTube Link - Creative Sister Designs Etsy; Creative Sister Designs IG
Sewing Machine used - Juki DU-1541
Recommended Skill level -
Strong beginner to intermediate 
Cut and Sew - 3 hours (Binding), 2 hours (Birthing)
Strap Length for Webbing B - 36" (Binding), 42" (Birthing)
Height of the Wearer - 5'8
Phone for the Slip Pocket - iPhone XR
Material used -

Binding - Fabric is from oh so pretty and is WPC. Solid color is from Wonderground fabrics. Belting and attachments from Amazon.

Birthing - Whimsical Repel from whimsical designs fabric. All exterior canvas is from Wonderground fabrics, zipper tape is from indigo love creations. Zipper poles and belting hardware is from Amazon.

"Very chic low profile bum bag made for day to day use and runners specifically. This pack is waterproof and sweat proof. The bag features a credit card slot for 4, and a mesh pocket for ease of organization and security. The backside has a full size slip pocket that fits most cell phones and keeps it easily accessible yet secured."




Tester - Amy Halbrooks, Rhode Island from the USA
Shop Link - seastitcheshandmade; seastitcheshand FB
Sewing Machine used - Juki tl2000qi 
Recommended Skill level - Beginner (Birthing) and Intermediate (Binding)
Cut and Sew - 2 hours each version
Strap Length for Webbing B - 40" (Birthing), 45" (Binding)
Height of the Wearer - 3’10 and 5’8
Phone for the Slip Pocket - iPhone Pro Max
Material used -

Birthing - WPC from Fabric Wholesale Direct, Ruby Star Society Selvages, webbing from Wonderground Fabrics, Zipper Tape from Indo Love Kreation

Binding - Tula Pink, Indo Love Kreation Zippers, Webbing is from Wonderground Fabrics

"This is the perfect travel companion! Airplanes, Road Trips, Boats, or just exploring this is the perfect take along for all your basics. A fast and fun sew."




Tester - Jenn Hoopert-McGinn, Pennsylvania from the USA
Shop Link - 
Jenn's Homemadeology
Machine used - 
Vintage domestic Sears Kenmore 158.17550
Recommended Skill level - 
Cut and Sew - Cut 23mins and sew time 1hr 30min (Binding), 2 hours (Birthing)
Strap Length for Webbing B - 36" (Birthing), 43" (Binding)
Height of the Wearer - 
Phone for the Slip Pocket -
 iPhone 11

Material used - 

BirthingUp cycled changing toki change pad from Kanga Care and wpc from fabric wearhouse direct 

Binding Mini boarder: lion king print - WRC from Edenelle fabric

"These bags are both very easy make and quickly come together, sure should be a great make for those that do craft shows! This is a great wear and has been great for our daily outing with the kids! I no longer have to worry about wearing pants with pockets or what I’m going to do with my phone while out for a walk or run."




Tester - Marybeth Haberman from USA
Shop Link - MBS Sew Craft
Machine used -
Elna Elnita ef1 - heavy duty
Recommended Skill level - Adventurous Beginner 
Cut and Sew - 3 hours (Birthing), 5 hours (Binding)
Strap Length for Webbing B - 48" (Birthing), 40" (Binding)
Height of the Wearer - 
Phone for the Slip Pocket -
 iPhone 14 Max

Material used - 

Birthing - Hello Kitty Fabric is from Seweird Fabrics and Blanck and Pink solid WPC are from Wonderground

Binding - Black WPC from Wonderground. All hardware, webbing and binding from Amazon

Both versions - Do or Dye fabric! Hardware from Wawak.

"I LOVE how this slim travel belt turned out! It is small but mighty. Filled with lots of handy pockets and slots to hold all of your travel essentials. Even if you are not traveling far, it allows you to carry your phone ID and credit cards.

This is a great travel bag to help you travel light. You can carry your trave essentials close at hand. You will have the added security of keeping your important documents close to you while traveling in busy airports or tourist attractions."


Tester - Gladys Tan, Singapore
Shop Link - Chavanthandmade IGChavanthandmade FB
Machine used - 
Heavy duty domestic. Janome HD3000
Recommended Skill level - Advanced beginner
Cutting/Sewing Time -
 Cutting approx 1 hour. Sewing approx 4 hours for both.
Strap Length for Webbing B - 47 1/4"
Height of the Wearer - 
Phone for the Slip Pocket -
 iPhone 13

Material used - 

Birthing - Vinyl from Mama Bear Fabrics. WPC lining from SMH Crafts. Poly canvas and 600D WPC from my own collection. Hardware from SMH Crafts.

Binding - Vinyl from Mama Bear Fabrics. Lining fabric from Sing Mui Heng. Mesh, WPC and binding from my own collecting. Hardware from Sing Mui Heng.

"I love how cute and functional this design is! The size of the belt is perfect for fitting in all the essentials, and is slim enough to keep it out of the way when running and when using it to store important documents. The elastic on the zipper tape to hold the zipper pull is also genius! Secures the zip pull to keep it from flopping around and makes it so secure during traveling! The front and back pockets are also perfect for smaller panels to be featured. I really love the idea of converting the belt into a crossbody!

Jassie’s instructions are amazing as usual - you are bound to learn something from every pattern!"



Tester - Karen Tay, Singapore
Shop Link - TK Embroidery
Sewing Machine used - Brother PQ1500SL
Recommended Skill level - Beginner 
Cutting/Sewing Time - 30mins cut using Cricut + 1hr Sewing
Strap Length for Webbing B - 36"
Height of the Wearer - 
Phone for the Slip Pocket -
 Samsung S9

Material used - 

Both versions - Materials from Taobao

"Perfect Beginner Friendly Sew! Travel Light! Travel Safe with the SCD Travel Belt! Quick sew with SVG files available, making cut so much easier and greener! Love how spacious it can even contain a Nintendo Switch! Secure card slots in front and Slip pocket at the back."



Tester - Thien Ai Hartop, New Hampshire from the USA
Shop Link - NinjaMombieCrafts IGNinjaMombieCrafts FBNinjaMombieCrafts Group 
Sewing Machine used - Domestic Singer HD 44S 
Recommended Skill level Beginner (Birthing), Advanced beginner (Binding)
Cut and Sew - 45 min to cut, 1.5 hours to sew (Birthing) and 2 hours (Binding)
Strap Length for Webbing B - 40" (Birthing), 36" (Binding)
Height of the Wearer - 
Phone for the Slip Pocket -
 iPhone 6S Pro
Material used -

BirthingHoodie pals WPC exterior from Fabric Therapy, Ripstop 8.7 oz from fabric warehouse direct, strap and buckles from Amazon

Binding - Exterior is Ripstop 8.7 oz from Fabric wholesale direct, neoprene from Hobby Lobby. interior is Oxford Nylon from Hobby lobby. strap and hardware from Amazon 

"This was my first bag with exterior binding! I was very nervous to see how it would come out. To my surprise it was perfect! It came together really quickly. I love how slim the design is and would be a perfect fit for a runner who needs a light weight running belt. It was such a fun bag to make and I have plans to make a few more! If binding isn’t your thing, then this birthing style is perfect for you! Very quick to put together! I love that it’s a slim style that hugs your body! Fit your essentials for traveling like a boarding pass, passport, credit cards, and essentials all in this one bag! "



Tester - Tina Alanis Carbajal, California from the USA
Shop Link - lilysminime
Machine used - 
Brother Innovis Essence VM5200
Recommended Skill level - Intermediate Beginner 
Cut and Sew - 5.5 to 6 hours to cut and sew both versions
Strap Length for Webbing B - 36" (Birthing), 36" (Binding)
Height of the Wearer - 
Phone for the Slip Pocket -
Samsung Galaxy and Samsung S8

Material used - 

Birthing - WRC from Sew Dulce Hardware and More, reflective webbing from Wonderground fabrics, Ripstop from amazon and zipper take from etsy

Binding - WPC, Ripstop and hardware all from Amazon 

"You need this Travel Belt pattern! Love that this tiny belt bag fits all my essentials!👌 Depending on the fabrics used, it's so light and easy to store. It's small but holds all the essentials for running errands, run on the beach or trip to the gym. It holds a few cards, phone, keys and miscellaneous items! Best part it's so customizable and such a quick sew!"




Tester - Sam Harris, NSW from Australia
Shop Link - Made by Erillant; Made by Erillant (IG)
Machine used -
 Domestic/Vintage - Singer 201K
Recommended Skill level - Beginner (Birthing) to intermediate sewer (Binding)
Cut and Sew - 1 hour (Birthing), 1.5 hours (Binding)
Strap Length for Webbing B - 36" (Birthing), 45" (Binding)
Height of the Wearer - 5’6
Phone for the Slip Pocket - Samsung S22
Material used -

Birthing - Waterproof Canvas from Material Magic, vinyl from Keffyn's sewing, lining weather resistant canvas from spotlight, hardware from Aliexpress.

Binding Waterproof canvas from Sew much Fabric Australia, lining Fabric is cotton canvas from Spotlight, hardware from Aliexpress


"I would normally never use a money belt, despite travelling the world, but I really love this one. It doesn't just look like a money belt, its actually fashionable. I love the slip pocket at the back and how much you can fit in it. I also love that you can wear it different ways. As a bag maker, I love how easy and quick this pattern is to put together, but also how much fun it is to sew. Photos make it easy for beginners as well."


Tester - Cynthia Molina, California from the USA
Shop Link - Dandelion Craft and Creations
Machine used - 
Brother -SE1900 
Recommended Skill level Beginner
Cut and Sew - Less than 2 hours
Strap Length for Webbing B - 46" (Birthing), 43" (Binding)
Height of the Wearer - 
about 3"
Phone for the Slip Pocket -
iPhone 13max
Material used -

BirthingNew fabric from Sewful therapy coming soon to shop. Zippers from Zipper Valley

Binding Vinyl fro Sewful Therapy coming soon to the shop clear from Fabric Therapy

"Patterns no time at all to make. Great skill builder for beginners and perfect for scrap buster. Love how easy it is to make and traveler friendly. It’s perfect to gift someone that loves to travel.



Tester - Mui Yan, Singapore
Shop Link - Aderry Craft
Machine used - 
Domestic. Juki HZL-LB5100
Recommended Skill level - Beginner (Birthing)
Cut and Sewing - 2.5 hours (Birthing), 3 hours (Binding)
Strap Length for Webbing B - 47 1/4" (Birthing), 37 3/8"" (Binding)
Height of the Wearer - 
5'3 and 4'9
Phone for the Slip Pocket -
OPPO Reno 5

Material used - 

Birthing - Exterior cotton, interior waterproof material, hardware and webbing from local fabric stores.

Binding - Exterior cotton canvas from destash. Interior waterproof material, hardware and wedding from local shops. Sewfisive Foam Light from Sewfisticated Craft Designs.

"The Sewfisticated Travel Belt is a slim and functional pouch with interior card slots, mesh pockets and a secure back slip pocket for phone. I love the two sewing methods (birthing / binding) provided in the pattern. It's beginner friendly and you can whip up one in no time! 😊"


Tester - Susi Schuegraf, Mexico
Shop Link - Jungle Pearls
Sewing Machine used - Bernina 790 and Juki dn 118
Recommended Skill level - Intermediate to adv beginner (binding is trickier)
Cut and Sewing - 2-3 hours
Strap Length for Webbing B - 36"
Height of the Wearer - 
Phone for the Slip Pocket -
 iPhone 13

Material used - 

Birthing - Therxtex for body and sides sewful therapy, zipper and strap fabric therapy.

Binding - Fabric is sewfulful therapy and binding is weft and warp and outside binding is amazon. Zipper is weft and warp and pulls are sewful therapy. Lining is bodeeoh

"This is perfect to store important things close while traveling!"


Tester - Geraldine Tan, Singapore
Shop Link - Made by Starflakes
Sewing Machine used
 - Domestic, Brother NV180K
Recommended Skill level - Beginner (Birthing), Advanced Beginner (Binding)
Cut and Sew - 4 hours (Binding)
Strap Length for Webbing B - 36" (Birthing), 36" (Binding)
Height of the Wearer -
3'3 and 3'9 
Phone for the Slip Pocket -
Galaxy Z Flip 3

Material used - 

Both versions - 210D waterproof fabric for exterior and 75D waterproof fabric with woven backing for interior

"The birthing option is beginner friendly and a quicker sew compared to the binding option. The slim design makes it perfect as a travel bag to store your valuables. The bag is really slim and its great for storing valuables when travelling. Instructions are easy to follow with lots of pictures to guide you along. ❤️"



Tester - Lacey N Aj Hegarty, Idaho from the USA
Shop Link - lucymaryshandmades
Machine used -
 Juki DU-1181N Industrial
Recommended Skill level - Confident Beginner
Cut and Sew - 1hour & 20 mins (Birthing) and 2 hours (Binding)
Strap Length for Webbing B - 36" (Birthing), 36" (Binding)
Height of the Wearer - 
Phone for the Slip Pocket -
Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Material used - 

Birthing - Thread is Unicorn Mane by Wizardry Stitchery, Exterior Thertex from Fabric Therapy, Interior WPC from Fabric Wholesale Direct, Zipper tape-Zipper Valley, Mesh in Lipstick from byAnnie, Zipper Pulls-Idlebloom, Webbing-Zipper Valley

Binding - Exterior WPC from Fabric Therapy, Binding in Lime from Weft and Warp Co., Webbing-MOJO Sews, Lining Prosoft 2 mil Eco-Pul in Stone Grey, Mesh in Apple Green from byAnnies. Pulls from Zipper Valley, Zipper Tape-glow in the dark from Fabric Therapy


"This great new design is comfortable, and convenient. The pattern comes together nicely and makes a beautiful belt. Wear it traveling or to the store, it works for what you need. Slim design makes it nice to wear. This is a quick, simple Pouch to make. It is great for wearing while traveling afar or going to the store. Comfortable fit and great size for the necessities. I especially love that I can cut and sew a completed belt pouch in 2 hours."





Tester - Emma Riley from New Zealand
Shop Link - lydisonhandmade
Machine used -
Adler industrial walking foot
Recommended Skill level - Beginner 
Cut and Sew - 3 hours (Birthing), 2.5 hours (Binding)
Strap Length for Webbing B - 55 1/8" 
Height of the Wearer - 
Phone for the Slip Pocket -
 iPhone 14

Material used - 

Birthing - Local fabric store and stash

Binding - The Sewing Store Blenheim

"I love how this pattern has two views, two methods of construction and is such a quick easy make, requiring little fabric and little hardware yet it’s so effective and fun!

I love what a quick pattern it is to sew, it goes together beautifully. I love how it can be used for either travel belt, market bags, or just any general reason."


Tester - Pawdicraft Singapore from California, USA
Shop Link - Pawdicraft
Machine used -
Brother CS5055PRW domestic
Recommended Skill level - Beginner 
Cut and Sew - 5 hours (Birthing), 4 hours (Binding)
Strap Length for Webbing B - 40" (Birthing), 36" (Binding)
Height of the Wearer -
Phone for the Slip Pocket -
 iPhone 14 Pro

Material used - 

Birthing - Amazon and some destash group

Binding - Fabric therapy for exterior and Amazon for interior

" It is easy to understand and the formatting of the instructions look good. Love the picture included.  Love the look of the design. It’s useful when you only need a small hand free bag.  A fast and easy make that’s perfect for beginners who want to learn sewing. Love the simplicity and usefulness of the travel belt.



Tester - Breana Mayfield from Tennessee, USA
Shop Link - bmbcreativity
Machine used - 
Domestic. Brother SE425
Recommended Skill level - Beginner 
Cut and Sew - 3 hours (Birthing), 4 hours (Binding)
Strap Length for Webbing B - 36" 
Height of the Wearer - 
Phone for the Slip Pocket -
iPhone 12 mini, but I have tested my 11 Pro and it fits beautifully.

Material used - 

Both versions - Do or Dye fabric! Hardware from Wawak.

"The Travel Belt is a beautiful make that can be made in just a few hours! It is even domestic friendly. It has plenty of pockets for all your things and can be worn two ways. It’s perfect for vacation or a quick trip into the grocery store! 

The Travel Belt is a must for anyone’s collection! A versatile bag that can be worn anywhere. My favorite feature is all the pockets! 4 card slots, two mesh pockets, and a slip pocket big enough for the phone!"



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