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Need pattern for this Whole Foods hammock bag

jcoolhand | Posted in Patterns on

Hey everyone! I am in love with this hammock bag that I first purchased through Whole Foods. As Fate can be cruel, I have lost both of the bags all the while thinking I could make one but never got around to it. Now I know why. I would see that the bag had NO SEAMS except for the circle bottom and figured I could try to take some time later but lost the bag before I could. It’s ultra versatile, lightweight (thin cotton) and helped me through my travels in Europe. Can anyone tell me what they think this pattern may look like? I’ve tried different incarnations on paper to no avail. PLEASE HELP! http://hammockbag.com/Pics/Large_green_Small_RBlue.jpg


  1. Ckbklady | | #1

    Hi there,

    I just posted a reply to you, but when I hit "save" the site told me that I'm not authorized to post comments. Huh? Maybe I can't include a link? I'll type it out "longhand" below in case that works.

    Maybe this one will go through. I suggest you check out Amy Butler's Nappy (Diaper) Bag:

    www dot amybutlerdesign dot com (and then look up "Nappy Bag")

    And maybe round the corners at the bottom?

    Happy sewing! Ckbklady

    1. jcoolhand | | #2

      Thanks for our reply! Your suggestion is very close to the one I'm looking for but it still has seams along the side. The hammock bag I seek is seamless except for the bottom. I'm wondering if the original creator used a tube?

  2. Ckbklady | | #3

    Hiya back - yeah, I noticed that the bag in your pic had no side seams. Yes, I think you're right -it must be a tube. I can picture how you'd knit the bag, but sewing? You've got me. The Amy Butler bag was the closest I could find.

    My Mum carries a book tote almost identical to the Whole Foods bag, but it does have side seams. Even so, I'll email her and ask which pattern she made it from. It's likely long out of print, but there are sources here (fellow Gatherings members) and on the web for hard-to-find patterns. I'll see what I can find out.


  3. Ckbklady | | #4

    Hi again,

    I checked with my Mum and here's what she said. She copied the bag design from one she bought. All measurements described below are finished size - remember to add a bit for seam allowances if you make this up. The sides aren't seamless like you hoped, but Mum's design might do for you.

    Her sewn bag has a circular base 12" in diameter. The sides and straps are two continuous pieces sewn at side seams. The bag body measures 12" in height then tapers into handles with the finished total length as 22" at the shoulder. The width of the handle strap at the shoulder point is 2 1/2".

    Mum self-lined the bag so that all seams would be enclosed. She also fused two layers of heavy interfacing to the base. She also added a no-slip patch on the underside of the shoulder so that the bag wouldn't slip off her shoulder.

    I hope that sounds workable - let me know if you have any questions.


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