Today, I’d like to present you a new star of the house: a comfortable hobo bag, an easy-sew shoulder bag I’ve made for me. A bag that holds my shoulder effortlessly and can take all the necessary everyday items, but can also comfortably fit a water bottle and, say, a few snacks for the kids (and mom!). A perfect fit for everyday essentials. Want to take a look?
And it felt just perfect to sew something around these colors to say goodbye to the wonderful summertime. And it felt a perfect opportunity to finally sew something for me 😉
Say, a comfortable shoulder bag for a leisurely Sunday stroll in the city centre. So hobo bag it was!
Now where were we? Oh, fabric choice: I used a sturdy BLACK cotton blend I’ve had for ages. Compared to the (usually) crazy colorful sewing projects (like these easy-peasy felt coasters!), it looked like a good choice for an accessory that would go with any color.
Pattern? I had none at hand, but I still remember the cute shoulder bag I had brought home from Berlin. It was ages ago and I no longer have that bag, but it is insanely easy to just cut into the folded fabric and play along if you’ve got a feeling of how your bag should look like. Ok, and you also need a bit of a hit-and-miss sewing project history 😉
So, I can’t direct you to a pattern, sorry! But I just might make a printable PDF template pattern for this very bag some day and make it available to my subscribers. If someone would need it. (Anyone?) Till then, check out my other free templates/patterns, such as bunting banner template that goes with the free bunting banner tutorial or – this is the latest hit: my Earwarmer Headband Tutorial. Readers also love my bandana bib pattern. Feel free to browse, there are many more. 😉
When adding ribbons to your bags, make sure the ribbon has all the sides already hemmed and finished. It’s way easier to sew it on!
The bag is fully lined, off course. I used the same black cotton blend for the interior.
MY FINAL VERDICT:
This post is part of the Sew Long Summer Tour, a fun and inspiring fall project for hobby sewists. Grab a cup of coffee and check out my fellow sewing bloggers that are saying ‘Sew Long’ to the summer in their unique ways. Enjoy!