Slouchy Hobo Bag
As you all know, I love to make bags and this is a super easy slouchy hobo bag that is perfect for the summer or anytime. I used a grey twill for one side of this bag and a home decorator weight fabric for the other side and the lining. There was no reason to interface this bag. If you decide to use a quilting weight fabric you might want to interface it with a woven interfacing like pellon sf101 to give the bag a little substance without taking away from the hobo style. You can make this bag yourself or buy it from my shop Sew Me Mine Boutique at Etsy.
What you will Need:
- Pattern Piece 1
- Pattern Piece 2
- Pattern Piece 3
- 1/2 yd of fabric 1
- 1/2 yd of fabric 2
- 1 yd of fabric 3 (lining)
- 2 O rings or other decorative hardware
- 1 Magnetic snap
- 1 Decorative button (Optional)
Step 1: Slouchy Hobo Bag
Start this project by cutting out the pattern as follows: Cut 2 of fabric 1, 2 of fabric 2 and 4 of fabric 3. Make sure that there is one right side piece and one reversed piece for each of the pattern pieces you cut. Cut 1 tab from each of fabric 1 and 2 that measures 2 1/2″ x 3″. Oone strap from which ever fabric you like that measures 4″ x 18″. Cut 2 pocket pieces from the pattern below the dotted line. I used the same fabric as my lining fabric for the pocket pieces.
Step 2: Slouchy Hobo Bag
Begin this project by making the tabs and the strap. Sew the tab pieces right side together using 1/4″ seam allowance. Turn the tabs right side out and press so that the seam is down the middle. Create the strap by folding the strap pieces in half lengthwise and pressing. Fold the raw edges toward the press line and press again. Fold in half again so that all of the raw edges are enclosed. Topstitch down both sides of the strap pieces. Set aside.
Step 3: Slouchy Hobo Bag
Sew the pocket pieces right sides together along the top of the pocket. Turn the pieces wrong sides together and topstitch along the top seam.
Step 4: Slouchy Hobo Bag
Align the pocket to one side of the lining fabric and sew around the raw edges. Once the pocket has been sewn to the lining, sew a perpendicular line down the center to divide the pocket into two.
Step 5: Slouchy Hobo Bag
With right sides together, sew the lining pieces from point A to point B. Repeat with the second lining pair.
Step 6: Slouchy Hobo Bag
With right sides together, sew the bag pieces together from point A to point B in the same way you sewed the lining.
Step 7: Slouchy Hobo Bag
Place the tab pieces around the O rings matching the raw edges. Open the lining and attach the tab and O ring to the lining centering it on the seam. Repeat for other lining piece.
Step 8: Slouchy Hobo Bag
Insert one half of the magnetic snap on one of the lining pieces at the circle location from the pattern. Reinforce the snap with a piece of heavyweight interfacing. Insert the other half of the magnetic snap into the opposite bag piece.
Step 9: Slouchy Hobo Bag
With right sides together align the bag piece to the lining piece and pin. Sew the two pieces together along the upper edge making sure that the tab and O Ring are sandwiched between the layers. Repeat for the other bag and lining pieces.
Step 10: Slouchy Hobo Bag
Add the other half of the snap to the exterior of the bag at the circle on the pattern. Realign the lining pieces right sides together and sew from point B around the bottom of the lining. Repeat with the bag side but leave an opening for turning. Turn the bag. Sew the opening closed using ladder stitch.
Step 11: Super Easy Slouchy Hobo Bag
Push the lining into the bag. Press. You should now have two identical halves of the bag made of different fabric. Top Stitch around both pieces.
Step 12: Slouchy Hobo Bag
Tuck the bag side that has the pocket inside of the other half aligning the bottom seams and the magnetic snap. Pin the two bag halves together. Stitch the bags together at the top and bottom of the pieces on both sides.
Step 13: Slouchy Hobo Bag
Add the strap by sewing it around the top pf the O ring. Make sure to fold in the raw edges. Now your two piece hobo bag is finished.
Designed by Missy Shepler