11.16.2010

Bag Week...Project #5 Hobo Purse

When the hobo purses first became popular I was not a fan.  Who wants a purse the size of Texas and one that doesn't stand up?  Then I had children, and it became apparent that I needed more than just my wallet and certain monthly supplies in a purse.  Now my MIL calls my purse a Mary Poppins purse--it has on more than one occasion saved the day.  I have found extra socks, shirts, water bottles, games, hair clips--even last night I found a package of crackers for my nephew (unopened and all in one piece.) But I think a purse can be too big--if you have to carry a child and a purse you don't want to throw out your back.  Before you get too excited this project does not have a tutorial.  All the sewing was done at night in horrible lighting--I didn't want to hurt your eyes too.  If there are enough requests I would be willing to post a tutorial.

Project #5
The Not-Too-Big-Hobo Purse
 There are no gussets or deep darts on this purse.  It was cut out on a slight angle so I could gather in the top.  The dimensions: 12 1/2x 13 1/2
 This pleat is four inches wide, sewn in half and pressed.  I just pinned the pleats around the purse and made sure the raw edges were covered.
The strap is lined with the cheetah print.  The lining is dark brown with cream pockets.

Hope you enjoyed Bag Week as much as I did.

4 comments:

cleverlyinspired said...

I shared your neck scarf today!!
http://cleverlyinspired.blogspot.com/2010/11/great-little-neck-scarfno-sew.html

ifonlytheywouldnap said...

great purse - i like the pleats at the top! visiting from tatertots and jello.

Madigan at madiganmade said...

The cheetah ruffles are too cute! And I love the crisp white with it, too.

Nichelle @ Vintage Wanna Bee said...

I am in love with this!!! This is so amazing!!!
I hope you check out my blog at
http://vintagewannabee.blogspot.com/--- I'm doing a giveaway of a handbag I made!!! I'd love your input!!!

Mucho love.
-Nichelle

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