Monday 7 September 2015

Mrs H's Hobo

Hi Everyone

A LONG time ago (in Jan/Feb 2015) I tested Mrs H's latest pattern...her Hobo Bag. I have had to keep it a secret for soooooo long!  Do you know how hard that was?  It was so hard, as I just wanted to shout it from the roof how wonderful this bag really is!

I have used it more than a few times and LOVE it.  Its a great size, big but not huge, so enough space for an outing on my own, or with T...M needs a few more essentials like nappies and changes of clothes etc ;)

My version of this bag is made using some scrappy panels, that are great for clearing out some of the unused scraps that I know we all have!

I made my version with scraps from my "pink" box, and I paired them with a 1/2m Japanese linen that I purchased in a closing down sale, and another 1/2m of a cotton poplin butterfly print I purchased AGES ago at spotlight.  I didn't have quite enough of the butterfly print or the linen for the underside of the shoulder strap (as you can see in the photo above), so I used a scrap from my "blue" box that seemed to be the closest, I could find in there, to the linen.

As the closure hangs quite low on the bag, and you cant really see it in the other photos I have shared, I thought I would share this photo so you can see it more clearly.  I really like the look of it too :)

Inside there are both zip and slip pockets. I have made mine with more scraps from my "pink" scrap box.

This bag is a REALLY good project for using up those scraps and small cuts of fabric if you want too. But the bag doesn't need to be made with patchwork bits....and you can make it reversible if you want too!  This pattern in so versatile - and I highly recommend it :)

Happy sewing!
For My Little Monster

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