Tasche.   Bag= Pocket

Tasche. Bag= Pocket


The first Heldintasche was made in about 2001.

What does it mean ?

Heldin = Female hero

Tasche = bag or pocket, the word is the same in German.

It is a big wearable pocket.

It is a mixture of a garment and a bag. It is shaped to fit into the curve of the waist and it is a hunting and gathering detachable pocket.

The large outer pocket is for a newspaper; a bottle of water and/or the harvest. It is open- that is how it is.

There is an inside pocket that zips shut for valuables;and a sneaky one piece phone pocket.

These illustrations have been lifted from the instructions.

The phone pocket is quick and easy. I have made these and sewn them onto other garments because they are so useful.

There are those who will want to find a way to close the outer pocket. Some have used magnets or buttons.This is allowed of course- just because I don't like the idea doesn't mean you can´t do it. This style is customizable. If you want a pocket for a pen or d-ring for your keys; make it -sew it on- It will be worth it when you realize everything is where you need it to be.

The strap is one long piece secured with a sliding buckle.

It also has a buckle that opens and closes. This isn't strictly necessary. Another solution would be to make a closed system with hardware that allows for adjustment. Feel free to do it this way if you can´t find all the bits and pieces you need or just prefer it this way.

Thank you @anakiequilter for the image

I find the open and shutting function useful because I will attach my tasche around a chair if I am out somewhere so that nobody nicks it …

A long strap was also good for the shop because it fit everyone.

This is a fun make. It is suitable for an intermediate maker or an ambitious beginner.

It is tricky if I do say so myself. French seams; run and fell seams; under stitching, bagging- out and a tricky way to attach the strap that is much less annoying than the conventional method. I hope you learn some handy tricks to add to your arsenal.

Is this the place to add tips? This design is scalable- print it out a bit bigger if you would like a larger tasche or smaller for a dainty piece.

It is also possible to leave the outer pocket off for a compact version.


My theme at the time was wearable luggage.

In 2001,I was in a bit of an urban-warrior-Tank girl phase and I wanted to make something different.

Exploring Product design as opposed to clothing design allowed me to develop themes that are still important to me : Pockets; adjustability; movement; and a rejection of the fashion hierarchy and general brainwashing associated with Brands.

I had originally called the “ Tasche”* the ” Pannier Tasche” .This was a reference to the padded hips of French 18th century gowns- the ones worn with white powdered wigs…

This seems a bit ironic now considering my anarchistic tendencies at the time.. however

If you wear 2 “Taschen”, one on the right and one on the left, you can create a princess-like silhouette.

Less romantically, Pannier Tasche is the term for the bags thrown across beasts of burden… and panier with one ` n´ in it is the German word for breadcrumbs..

When my friend Meike** released the Tasche into the German realm she re-named the Panier/Pannier tasche to the evocative “Heldinnentasche” :it means a bag/pocket for heroines**

It is a favourite of Meike´s. She wears it well, so she is on the cover!

Check #heldinnentasche on instagram for inspiration.

There are some wonderful versions in bold prints and even fake fur!

Thank you to @patchangel2018 for the photo

** Meike uses “ good German to name the “ Heldinnentasche” I would explain the Grammar except I have to say that I am not an expert.

When you have made your heldintasche please use the #stokxheldintasche hashtag and tag me @stokxpatterns

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Hallo, ich bin auf Ihre Seite durch Meike Rensch-Bergner (Sommerchellenge crafteln Video am 26.06.22) aufmerksam geworden. Gibt es in Ihren Schnitten eine Erklärung sowie die Bezeichnung der Maße in deutsch?
Ich konnte die Seite bei Google übersetzen lasse, doch sobald ich auf einen Schnitt “klicke” kommt es in englisch!

Vielen Dank im Voraus für Ihre Antwort
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Carmen Tröger

Carmen Tröger

Hallo nach Berlin,
gibt es ein Schnittmuster für die Square Pants oder wird es eines geben? Auch für Damen (Gr.34)?
Herzliche Gruesse aus Hamburg


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