Fanny Pack... R.I.P.

Fanny packs... remember them.  Of course you do.  Those hideous zippered pouches that rest on your waist, in shades of flourescent green, pink and orange.  Made popular about 20 years ago by seemingly clueless families across the world in search of a hands ~ free holiday.

The theory behind them was brilliant.  However, wasn't there an editor or stylist along the way of the fluorescent fanny pack evolution who might have stopped to say, "Hey, maybe we shouldn't create a product that's going to make a woman's ass look like a construction cone!"

Well, I've done it ~ I've created a fanny pack without the fanny.  A few years ago, I needed a small zipper bag to carry just a few essentials and not finding anything that suited me, I created my own.  I've had so many compliments on it that I decided to make a second bag in another color way.  I'm also writing up the pattern along with it, in hopes of saving just one more child from needless fanny pack embarrassment!  It should be posted sometime tomorrow evening in my shop~

What's your funniest fanny pack memory?


  1. a friend of mine has a fanny pack tally game with her boyfriend--much like punch buggy but without the punching. it cracks me up to see them look at each other with that knowing look in their eyes when one appears.

  2. I still see too many of these in use ~ can't wait to see your version. I'm sure it's much more pleasant to look at :)

  3. "Fanny" means something different in the UK than it does in the US, so my English and Scottish friends thought the term was simultaneously hilarious and embarrassing.

    I look forward to seeing your pattern!

  4. Julie~ That's hilarious!! Next time we're at the park, we're playing the fanny pack game:) It's really sad that enough people are still wearing them to be able to do this!!