My daughter saw a hilarious YouTube video about a Jammy Fanny and instantly needed errr, wanted one; but we’re not supposed to leave the house unless it’s “necessary” so, I knew I had to do it the old fashion way.... Make it myself, guys if COVID / social distancing has taught me anything, it’s how to channel my inner up-cycling Goddess (I still think of you everyday, Nordstrom).
This DIY is INSANELY easy, you only need scissors, scrap fabric, and a hot glue gun. Yes, I know, I need a new sewing machine (RIP Stitchly), but until then, I am mastering a new skill, “the fine art of hot glue”.
Yup, this super sweet jammy fanny is something you can make without having a sewing machine on-hand. You can do it to probably any old bag or purse you have, not just a fanny pack.
Anyway, I did some digging and came across an old fanny pack that was in need of a makeover, so I put some of my favorite VSCF scraps to use and made this bad chicken:
I know, it is not perfect, but you have to admit it is cute! My 6 year old loves it!!
Bust out that old fanny pack, pocket book, husbands wallet or whatever you want to spruce up.
As a mom of two, I am always trying to find shortcuts, and this time, I decided to heck with measuring, I just grabbed the glue gun and started gluing the fabric to the bag, and chopping off the extras along the sides. Do that all over the bag, till you get something like this!
Don't worry about making it perfect, just glue and glue your little heart out. It can be a little whacky looking, and that is fine. Just make these little fabric snakes (make shift cord) to cover up the messiness!!
Just roll and glue, over and over again. You may burn yourself, but it is fine. (I am fine) lol. Once those snakes are rolled up and glued together, just glue them along the seams to cover up your mess. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. (My daughter says that allllll the time, it stuck with me.)
Pop in a blue tooth speaker, connect your phone and thats is it!! You got yourself a jammy fanny! I am sure you could be a big perfectionist and fix every little flaw. I did not, because my 6 year old had to have it. She was tired of waiting the 2 hours it took me to make it. Don't let that scare you off, though!! it will NOT take you that long to make this!! I just have two kids who love to talk, interrupt, spray the cat with water, hide in cabinets and scream bloody murder #blessed. If you are feeling extra and want to really outdo yourself, here is a handy dandy link to make fanny packs from patterns..... HAHAHA. Happy gluing everyone!!
Xo - Krissy