Surface designer Mel Christy loves a bold print. Her colorful creations are made from textiles she's designed herself then transformed into classic pieces. While her accessories may seem simple upon first glance, a closer look reveals the thought that has gone into every detail.


This is the rugged but fancy fanny pack of your dreams. Great for a quick bag on the go but still fashion. A lengthy and adjustable strap lets you wear it above the bum or across the body. Pattern originally hand-drawn with ink & sewn in studio by Mel Christy.



  • Lined with black cotton/linen blend.
  • Bag Dimensions: 16" x 7" x 3"
  • Strap: 32" to 53" long x 1" wide.
  • Available in two styles:
    • 2" black nylon strap with metal zipper and orange zipper pull
    • 1" maroon nylon strap with maroon plastic zipper and flourscent yellow zipper pull

Burgundy Velvet Shimmer Fanny Pack by Mel Christy


    INSTA: @melchristyillustration


    Mel Christy’s style of illustration thrives on vibrant color and meticulous detail. Her ink and brush work is based in aestheticism, primarily influenced by botanical life and patterns in nature. She builds versatile surface designs with intuitive mark-making that are instinctively emotive.


    Before Mel found her calling in surface design, her twenty-year career as a fine art photographer allowed her to develop a unique ability to capture raw emotion through expressive, bold portraits. Her love of strong compositions and expressive detail has made its way into her illustration work. Mel is represented by the Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Gallery, and her designs are frequently shown at other galleries and spaces throughout the Pacific Northwest.


    When she is not creating beautiful spaces and textiles, Mel enjoys long bike rides, hanging with her teenage son, and walking her boxer, Guthrie.  She currently lives in Portland OR.

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