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Rachel had a simple request: "Can you make a bag like this?", with a photo attached. Google, my dear, resourceful friend, helped me find the exact picture and web source of the photo she gave me AND the tutorial to make it! Why fiddle around and design my own when here, at my finger tips, was the best and easiest tutorial to get the job done. I loved the pattern, and the bag was so easy to make.
Much to my delight, Rachel chose the Sparrows fabric by Joel Dewberry, from his Avery2 range. I am still so addicted to this fabric range! I love the way this bag feels on my shoulder, and the strap length is perfect. I added some inside pockets and interfaced it with a layer of canvas, because I was only using light cotton for the exterior and lining pieces. The part that took the longest was taping the tiled pattern pieces together, but that wasn't much of a chore at all. If you are looking for a quick, easy hobo bag pattern check out the Lula Lousie blog and her tutorial, Reversible Shoulder Bag Tutorial, it's fab!
|I love the sparrows!|
I made the bag for Rachel with the idea that when finished, if she didn't like it, it would go in my shop. So if she isn't a huge fan, watch for it there, or it might just stay with me forever because I love this bag!
|Inside Pockets of the Rachel Hobo Bag|
Thank you for looking,
I think you'll love my wallet pattern. It will hold your mobile/cell phone and you can add a wrist or shoulder strap if you prefer! Have a look HERE.