Last week, on my morning blog hopping ritual, I stumbled upon….
Vicki and Cyndi….you guessed right!
The hobo bag is a style of handbag or purse that is typically large and characterized by a crescent shape, a slouchy posture and a long strap designed to wear over the shoulder. Hobo bags are made out of soft, flexible materials and tend to slump, or slouch, when set down.~ Wikipedia
That's my inspiration when I set out to make this bag. It's made from curtain fabric without batting or interfacing. I stitched two small darts at the bottom of each side of the bag. I find that two small darts gives it a ‘smoother’ curve at the bag bottom :)
The bag is 16" at the widest point , 15” high up to the beads, with an 18" shoulder strap.
I used my Brown Hobo With O-rings bag pattern which I drafted using Wikipedia’s description! ~ crescent shape, a slouchy posture and a long strap.
To attach the shoulder straps, instead of O-rings, I made thin bias straps and thread them through wooden macrame beads.
When I saw this buckle at the local haberdashery, I knew it would be perfect for a bag! I made a simple flap to attach the buckle.
I used a print fabric as bag lining . It is very roomy with four large pockets. I made the pockets using Christie's 'Lunch Money Cuff' Tutorial. I did not use a zipper. Instead, I let the pocket lining show a little to give it the bias piping effect. I added a magnetic button for closure.
If you are a bagaholic, there’s still time to submit your bags. Any bags made after July 1st will be accepted. I had to make a new one because the last bag I made was in March!
Am linking to Linky Parties to spread the word :)
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All entries will be shortlisted by a panel of judges before the final voting by readers.
Have a look at other beautiful creations at the Purse Week Flickr Group.
My Hobo Bag is here.
Wish me luck and may the best purse, bag, or
I made it to the top 10! Read about it and cast your vote for your favorite bag!
Thanks Heather and Megan!