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Handmade Bohemian Hobo Bag Pattern

This is one of my favorite bags. I received it several years ago as a Christmas gift from my Aunt who got it from a girl at work who was making them and selling them to friends.

It's a twist on a hobo bag except that it's made from lightweight washable fabric. It looks like delicate silk but I believe it's some sort of polyester blend with raised velvet flowers.

What makes it so durable is that it's lined and that the bag handle is not a separate piece so I think it's what gives it strength. This particular design is less slouchy because the person who made it stitched it so that there's a rectangular bottom so it will sit flat on the floor.

I thought I'd post this picture because kdarrell is looking for handbag designs so I thought this might inspire her as a design to consider.

I saw this one design which has fancier sewing involved with stitching for a cellphone pocket. Click here .

Please let me know if you find a pattern. Or better yet, Kim, just make me one :D

Image Credit » Adrienne Jenkins

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paigea wrote on July 22, 2014, 10:43 AM

That looks like a great bag. I clicked on the link and it looks like something I could do.

gidget wrote on July 22, 2014, 10:44 AM

I love making handbags. I am trying to perfect it to the point of people saying, there goes a 'gidget original'!
Lately, I have been making them out of shirts that I don't wear anymore and putting lining in them. Pretty cool!

NeldaHoxie wrote on July 22, 2014, 11:14 AM

I love soft hobo handbags and the way they feel when I sling them over my shoulder. I'm short and I don't like the way many handbags with long straps look on me. I always fee like a little girl with my Mother's pure. I'm sure Kdarrel will like this one.

kdarrell wrote on July 22, 2014, 7:34 PM

Thanks so much for this post for me. This bag looks really cool. going to click on the link and check this out. I'll be sure to let you know how I make out with this one.

nitsbubb wrote on July 24, 2014, 7:34 AM

That is really very nice bag. I would love to give such kind to my wife.

CoralLevang wrote on July 25, 2014, 2:26 PM

This is great. If Kim makes them, I would buy them. :)

Feisty56 wrote on August 4, 2014, 9:45 AM

Yes, I'd like one of these in a variety of colors, pretty please.

rana199426 wrote on December 10, 2014, 10:18 AM

Nice bad, you remind me of myself :D things never get ruined with me because I keep them saved and clean :D