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Crafty cookie hobo bag

Finally I have used some of the cute Aunty Cookie fabric I bought way back at Magnolia Fair.  It is combined with a heavier weight plain cotton from Ikea and a print fabric that was waiting patiently in my stash.  The photos aren’t great, unfortunately, but I am really pleased with the bag.

The pattern is the Hobo bag from Nicole Mallalieu Design.  I lengthened the body of the bag by approximately 2.5 inches, added D-rings to the straps, and included an internal base of fast2fuse, plus bag feet.

The exterior of the bag and the shoulder strap are interfaced with both a light-medium weight interfacing and thin fusible wadding.  This bag has a zippered gusset and interior pockets – a mobile phone and slip pocket on one side, and a zippered pocket on the other side.  And yes, there is a key fob.

It is so difficult to photograph bag interiors!

I also added a little zipper pull from a scrap of the fabric – I think that it adds a cute touch.

Sewing through all those layers of the straps was a challenge with my domestic machine – it really is doing a sterling job all things considered.  All the supplies (interfacings, hardware etc) came from Nikki as well.  This bag is a great size for all the STUFF I carry around!

17 thoughts on “Crafty cookie hobo bag

  1. Fabbarooney! Love the modification on the length – and of course, your workmanship SHINES! That Auntie Cookie fabric is adorable, too.

    Remind me to give you a few tips on reducing bulk in the straps… I can practise my Stitches and Craft Show demos on you!!!

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