Last Updated on August 2, 2020 by Maria Brittis
Learn how to sew a hobo shoulder bag using indigo fabric.
Hobo bags are free-spirited bags with a soft slouchy and stylish look. I have this leftover indigo fabric from a pillow project I made for my home. I adore this fabric and I thought it would look great for a bag. This indigo fabric is a woodblock printing using indigo color. I found a McCalls Easy bag pattern in the shape of a hobo bag. I used a light canvas for the lining.
Pinning to fabric
1. Press pattern pieces with a warm iron. Pin pattern to fabric. Fold fabric with right sides together.
- If layouts show a piece extending past fold cut all pieces except those that extend out. Open out the fabric. Cut extending pieces on the right side of the fabric.
Layout the fabric on the pattern and follow the instructions on the pattern.
- With right sides together stitch front to back alongside and lower edges.
- To form corners bring side seams to lower seams, Stitch across corners along stitching lines.
- Turn bag right side out. Press
- Apply interface to lowers lining sections. Stitch lower lining sections together alongside and lower edges, leaving an opening for turning along the lower edge. Stitch corners of lining as you did for the bag.
- With right sides together, stitch the lower lining to upper lining. Press with iron the seam toward the lower lining.
3. Stitch lining to the upper edge of the bag. Matching small dots and leaving strap ends open. Trim seam. Turn the bag and lining right side out.
4. Stitching strap
Press Push lining into the bag. Inset raw end of the strap into another end of strap and stitch across of strap and close.
I am so excited how it turned out.
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