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Anti-pickpocket bag with twisted handles

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This is my take on an anti-pickpocket bag made of fabric with twisted handles. I'm calling it Helsinki and here's the backstory to this design: As many of our regular readers know, I was recently away on vacation with my family. During the break, my teenage daughter was pickpocketed. It got me thinking that this can't be a rare occurrence and that I should design an anti-pickpocket bag with internal pockets, secure zippers and strong straps to keep this thing from happening again. I started designing and as soon as I got home, put this new bag together. I think you'll find it an easy project to follow and will not only be an attractive addition to your wardrobe but also super functional if you're traveling or spending time in crowded places. The twisted fabric handles are relatively unique and strong so I think you'll like them. Key Features: * Secure main zipper with no gaps around the gusset making it is hard for a thief to access. * Zippered inner pockets for money and valuables. * Strong twisted fabric handles that will let you hold the bag securely BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic sewing SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS N/A

Recommended with this pattern

  • 1 x 20" zipper
  • 1/2 yard of fabric, quilting cotton or cotton canvas
  • 2 x 8" zippers

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