Serendipity Hip PDF Pattern

(6 customer reviews)



The Serendipity Hip may not be big in size but it makes up for that by being big in style! Simply perfect for a day out when you don’t need to cart the kitchen sink! It sports an adjustable strap and a cute curved top which gives you that bit of extra room to get into your bag.

The main zippered compartment is roomy, providing 2 card pockets, a slip pocket and a zippered pocket.  The front of the bag has a zippered pocket, a slip pocket and a phone pocket so you are sure to be able to take all your essentials and stay organised while you are at it!

Approx. size: W 20cm X H 25cm X D 4.5cm. (W 8″ X H 10″ X D 1¾”)


The pattern for the Serendipity Hip has a full requirements list with suggestions on where to obtain your hardware, 37 pages of comprehensive instructions which include 76 step by step colour photos. There are 6 photos of the finished bag on the cover, printing instructions and test squares to print to check your scale. 13 Pattern pieces are included.

PLUS a TEXT ONLY version of the instructions (8 pages) comes bundled with your pattern for printing purposes, should you not need or wish to print all of the photos! Simply refer to your electronic versions for photos if needed! Saves on ink!


Additional information

Pattern Type


ChrisW Designs


*Exterior contrast fabric: 19cm (7 ½”) 112cm (44”) wide fabric (Bottom band, strap and strap tab)
*Exterior main fabric: 40cm (16″) of 112cm (44”) wide fabric
*Lining fabric: 75cm (2/3 Yard”) of 112cm (44”) wide fabric
*Fusible woven interfacing: Pellon Shape-Flex SF101, 1.83cm (2 yards) or WovenFuse
*Fusible fleece: 971F Thermolam Plus – 30cm (12”)
*Matching thread (I have used Aurifil Cotton 40wt)

*1 X 30cm (12”) dress zipper or longer for the main compartment
*1 X 25cm (10”) or longer dress zipper for the Front Zipper Pocket
*1 X 25cm (10”) or longer dress zipper for Interior Zipper Pocket
*1 X 2cm (3/4”) rectangular slider
*2 X 2cm (3/4”) D rings
*2 X 2cm (3/4”) (eye size) hooks (optional)
*5 X 8mm double capped rivets (optional)
*Small amount of craft glue or double sided tape

6 reviews for Serendipity Hip PDF Pattern

  1. Dale Kuehnle

    Love this pattern! Easy to follow. Well written instructions. Plus the curved top is unique and so cute! Will be making many more Serendipity Hip.

  2. Daryl

    I have made a few of these Serendipity Hip bags. The first one I made I tested for Christine. The most recent bag I added a jumbo grommet to the bag front pocket for placing plastic dog bags in that stick out the grommet for easy access to grab for picking up dog poo when you walk your dog. I sold that bag at a craft show. It was so easy to alter this into making a dog walking bag. But you could still turn it into a dog walking bag just by accessing the front zippered pocket. Speaking of pockets, for a small bag this baby is loaded with pockets! One pocket is a hidden pocket on the front with a phone pocket too. Even credit card pockets are inside this bag, so you don’t need to carry a wallet with you. The adjustable cross body strap is perfect to make it fit your body or shorten the strap for a shoulder bag.

    There are other bag patterns this size out there from other designers with a straight top, but they don’t have the phone pocket, the hidden pocket or the lovely curved zippered top closure that the Serendipity Hip bag has. I have made a couple of those other bags and didn’t like them as well as the Serendipity Hip Bag. Not to mention that Christine’s instructions are so much easier to follow for me.

  3. Tanya Davis

    I just made this pattern for my Christmas purse. The instructions were, as usual, so easy to follow. It us the perfect size for me. I like to carry the necessities but not the kitchen sink lol. Chris’ patterns are my favorite as she is very thorough with her directions.

  4. Rona Murdoch

    I’ve now made three if these, one for myself which was admired by friends so much that I made two more and have plans for a lot more. The pattern pieces are quite small, so it’s possible to get the main body out of a fat quarter, with a bit to spare. The straps and contrast then use another fabric. Fantastic instructions, and it always surprises me how quickly it’s finished.

  5. Dawn Jones

    This bag is a Tardis. It looks so little but holds a surprisingly large amount of items. My first one was “cute” as I only planned to use it on weekends but I’m preparing to make a few more formal ones for the work week.

  6. Tricia Weaver

    Easy to follow instructions. Turned out wonderful. I added my own little touches

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