03 October 2010

Penny’s Hobo Bag



Last week, on my morning blog hopping ritual, I stumbled upon….

image yes_text5  !!!………  a good excuse to make another bag!!!


If you have been folowing my blog, I’ve been showing some sneak peeks here , here and here.

Vicki and Cyndi….you guessed right!



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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.


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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.


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To attach the shoulder straps, instead of O-rings, I made thin bias straps and thread them through wooden macrame beads.

DSCN2425    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.



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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 :)
[ See Link Parties tab below blog title]

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
clutch win!!!
Thanks Christie


I made it to the top 10! Read about it and cast your vote for your favorite bag!



               Thanks Heather and Megan!

39 comments:

  1. I KNEW it, Penny! Oh my gosh, that bag is AWESOME! You definitely should win...I would vote for you if voting was allowed. And I sure didn't know about that contest...not that I'd have time to make anything right now. I have made a lot of bags since July but none of them are "special"! I really love your bag and will be rooting for you to win!

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  2. Ohhhh such a wonderful creation!!!! Of course you will win! Good luck to you!
    Hugs from Finland

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  3. Your bag is beautiful. I'm also a bagaholic.

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  4. It's a wonderful bag - all the best and let us know how it goes!! I love the extra touch of adding the handles on with the bias and beads.... really finishes it off beautifully - well done
    Hugz

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  5. Awesome bag...it was fun following along with you trying to figure out what you were creating. Good luck....looks like a winner to me!

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  6. Good luck with the contest! Your bag is incredible - so perfect! I could do with a bag like that but I don't fancy my chances of making one!

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  7. Fantastic looking bag Penny....did you need my address to send it? lol
    Hugs Khris

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  8. How gorgeous! It looks as good inside as it does on the outside. Happy Fabric Tuesday!

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  9. Oh Wow!!! It is way better than I was thinking it would be. I knew it would be fantastic but this is even more than fantastic Penny. Its really gorgeous :) I love it!! You clever thing :)Hugs Vicki xx

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  10. That is one awesome bag. It looks like you bought it a macys.
    Thank you for sharing. Good luck
    http://www.couturiermommy.com

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  11. I love this bag! It is just beautiful!

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  12. Wow! This bag is fabulous!!

    Jennifer :)

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  13. You should definitely win...good luck! Love the color, that purse would work for any occasion! Thanks so much for linking up, see you next week!

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  14. Your bag is fabulous!! love the pockets and all of the details, really wonderful! Theresa xoxo

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  15. I really like this bag-it is adorable!!!!:)


    http://happyhomemakerandmomma.blogspot.com/

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  16. Newest follower as well;)



    http://happyhomemakerandmomma.blogspot.com/

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  17. In awe of your designing, creating and sewing skills!

    All on your own is amazing!

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  18. Beautiful bag, I just love the details!!

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  19. What a fabulous bag!! I think you have a winner!

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  20. This bag is so beautiful! You should so win!!

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  21. Visiting from Sew Much Ado, but I also sawyour post in the purse party Flikr pool. Love it!

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  22. What a beautiful bag! I love it!

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  23. it's beautiful! I hope you win. It looks like you put a lot of effort into it and the details are great!

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  24. Wonderful bag with great fabrics! The pockets are perfect. You put a lot of work into this!

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  25. Such a great bag. I love all the pockets and the details are so pretty!

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  26. Wow, yours is my favorite Sew and Tell for the week! I love your bag design. I'm jealous because I would like to sew one myself, but it sounds like you did yours from scratch. I also love how you threaded the beads, it looks so unique. Amazing!!

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  27. This is a great bag! And what a great idea to add all those pockets! All my hobo bags need something like that!
    Great job and good luck!

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  28. That bag just rocks! I love the pattern, the color and the added details.

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  29. Wow what a great bag. Love all the extra details you've put on it to make it really stand out from the crowd. Good luck with the contest!

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  30. Very nice!! & Good luck for your win ;)

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  31. I made it to the top 10! Go to :
    http://alemonsqueezyhome.blogspot.com/2010/10/top-10-purse-entries-get-your-votes-in.html

    to vote your favourite bag!

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  32. Love your bag :) I love all the details you put on the bag.

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