Shoulder Zip Pocket

The compact, but mighty backpacking sidekick.

Indulge in the joy of solo adventures with the LearnMYOG Shoulder Zip Pocket - the practical accessory for adventure loving souls! Effortlessly hitching to your backpack's shoulder strap, this pint-sized wonder is crafted for the modern hiker. Safeguard your essentials in the secure zipper pocket and seize the moment with the stretchy front phone pocket for instant captures. Crafted from high-performance technical fabrics, it's a durable and weather-resistant sidekick. At 3.5 inches wide, 7 inches tall, and 1.75 inches deep, it's the compact but mighty pack accessory you've been dreaming for! ✨

Sewing Skill Level - Confident Beginner

The Shoulder Zip Pocket is a small MYOG project -- few materials are needed but small doesn't mean easy! Learn to sew zippers, match up tight curves and corners, work with various technical fabrics, and finish your bag with a seamless interior lining.

Digital Sewing Pattern

  • Print at home pattern suitable for Letter and A4 sized paper
  • New for 2023 detailed, illustrated step-by-step sewing instructions
  • Material list with links for all fabrics, hardware and webbing

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Materials and Fabrics

See Technical Fabrics for more options and details about pack making fabrics.

Material Samples

Material Description Links
Shell Fabric ECOPAC EPX200 recycled laminated pack fabric Ripstop by the Roll logo
Pocket Lining Fabric PU Coated Ripstop Nylon Ripstop by the Roll logo
Stretch Pocket Venom UL Stretch Mesh Ripstop by the Roll logo

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Suggested needle and thread pairing

  • 🪡 Microtex size 80/12 or 90/14
  • 🧵 Gutermann MARA 70 - Tex 40 polyester thread

Additional Resources

Don't get snagged with Zippers
Sewing turns and tight curves