Introducing: Double Zip Gear Bag 2.0
We are pleased to announce our new and improved pattern, Double Zip Gear Bag 2.0.
Watch the video below for an informative intro to these roomy, fun-to-sew bags.
And, to see more about what it takes to make Double Zip Gear Bag 2.0, watch our A Closer Look video!
About the pattern!
Perfect for toiletries, electronic gear, shoes, and more, these functional bags in three sizes will keep you well-groomed and organized. Sew a set for the nursery, for travel, or for organizing a child’s toys!
The double-zippered top opens easily for full access to the roomy interior.
Two exterior zippered pockets and two interior slip pockets keep things neat and organized.
A sturdy handle on one end makes carrying easy.
Double Zip Gear Bag 2.0 is an update of our popular Double Zip Gear Bag pattern which was released in 2016.
Just like a new edition of a textbook, this new version of the pattern features improved design and layout, easier-to-follow steps and diagrams, and our newest and best techniques.
Best of all, the new version of the pattern includes instructions for bags in three sizes.
- The medium bag is similar to the original pattern, with some minor changes to dimensions and markings.
- The small bag is about 25% smaller than the original. It's perfect for makeup, toiletries, or sewing supplies.
- The large bag is about 25% larger, so would be ideal for shoes, clothes, and more.
We have also filmed an Add-On Video for the project to help you make the bag. Since the Double Zip Gear Bag 2.0 pattern includes a coupon to get the Add-On Video at no charge, we recommend that you purchase the new and improved version of the pattern.
Three useful sizes.
Double Zip Gear Bag 2.0 contains instructions for three different sizes of gear bag:
SMALL: 4"H x 8½"W x 5½"D
MEDIUM: 5"H x 10½"W x 7"D
LARGE: 6½"H x 13½"W x 9"D
Each of these sizes are great for gifting or using yourself!
Use these bags to carry all sorts of things:
- Baby shower gifts - diapers, wipes, formula
- First aid supplies
- Sewing/craft supplies
- Thread cones/spools/bobbins
- Project pieces
- Shaving kit
- Children’s toy sets
- Electronics - gaming equipment, cords, chargers
Not sure what size you want? Sew all three and nest them inside each other when they’re not in use! Start with the largest size to get the hang of the process and work your way down to the smallest size. We guarantee you’ll find uses for all of these handy bags!
Great for the guys!
We often hear, “I want to sew a project for my son-in-law or husband. Which ByAnnie pattern would make a good gift for a guy?”
Our first answer is usually “Double Zip Gear Bag” and that’s still true today!
Many of our bags can be sewn for a guy or a friend with more gender-neutral or masculine sensibilities. You just need to switch up the fabric!
The choice of fabric can completely change the look of a project. We used “Lumber Jack Aaron” by Stacy West of Buttermilk Basin Design Co. for Riley Blake Designs for the set on top.
For the set on the bottom, we used “Norma Rose” by Natalie Barnes of Beyond The Reef for Windham Fabrics.
As you can see, you can get a totally different aesthetic or “look” just by using colors and fabric designs the recipient would love.
If the gift isn’t a surprise, consider taking the lucky recipient with you on a trip to your local quilt shop to pick fabrics. Or let them raid your fabric stash. They might surprise you with their fabric choice or color preferences!
These bags could also be fun to sew in fabrics that match home decor, a favorite sports team, school spirit colors, or even solids.
Consider adding embroidery to the top of the bag for an added personal touch.
What you'll need.
Ready to get started? It’s time to gather your supplies! You can find the Supply List with all of its size and amount specifications on the back of the pattern. Or, click on the "Supply List" tab when you're viewing the pattern on our website.
To make these gear bags, you’ll need:
- Fabric (main, lining, coordinating)
- Soft and Stable (SS2018)
- Lightweight mesh fabric
- Handbag zippers
- 1” polypro strapping
- Fold-over elastic
- Hook & loop tape
Products we recommend having on hand:
- Stiletto & Pressing Tool - great for binding and precision work!
- Mesh Color Sample Pack - perfect for auditioning and choosing mesh colors
- Add-on Video - find the coupon for this video inside the pattern when it arrives
- Wonder Clips or Pins - great for keeping pieces in place while you work
- Circle Rulers - these help with rounding corners when needed
Sew with Annie.
The Add-on Video™️ is specially designed to support specific parts of the pattern and helps you learn our best techniques. It doesn't replace the pattern — it will enhance your sewing experience.
When you buy the Double Zip Gear Bag 2.0 pattern, you will get a coupon for the value of the Add-on Video™️ included in the package with your pattern in the mail. In this case, we recommend waiting until your pattern arrives and then coming back to the website to purchase your Add-on Video™️.
The Double Zip Gear Bag 2.0 Add-on Video covers these topics:
- Introduction to the project
- Overview of the project
- Attach zippers to the flap
- Prepare and attach the flap facing
- Attach flap to the bag body
You will enjoy sewing along with Annie as you work on this project. You can access any Add-on Video you have purchased inside your “Digital Library” when you’re logged in, so you can watch and rewind as much as is necessary!
Intimidated by zippers?
Check out THESE VIDEO TUTORIALS
Not feeling 100% about sewing with mesh or fold-over elastic?
New to ByAnnie patterns?
Sew through our BYANNIE BASICS PDF PATTERNS
Frustrated with binding?
Watch the EASY DOES IT Add-on VIDEO
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Let us know in the comments how you can imagine using a Double Zip Gear Bag 2.0 and which size excites you the most!
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about one of our newest 2.0 patterns. Before purchasing the pattern on our website, support your local quilt shop to see if they are carrying this pattern in stock! While you’re at it, ask if they’re planning any Double Zip Gear Bag 2.0 classes in the future, there’s nothing quite like sewing with friends.
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