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Make a quick and easy hobo bag with this collection of nineteen free and easy hobo bag patterns gathered from all over the web! So if you need a quick and easy diy gift, are looking for a way to use up your fabric stash, or just want the satisfaction of a completed project, a bag project like this may be just what you're looking for.
And what's great about a hobo bag, also known as a sling or slouch bag, is that it can easily hold lots of stuff, even if it's a smaller bag. And because of its slouchy, unstructured style, choose this type of bag when you're looking for a more casual bag to carry.
And what makes these bags so easy to whip up is that most of them have just two pattern pieces, with the handle designed as part of the body of the bag. Therefore, there's no need to spend time cutting out and attaching a separate handle. Plus, none of these bags has a zipper closure, which saves you the hassle of needing to set a zipper into your bag. And these particular bags are designed to either be left open, like a tote bag, or to close simply with a snap or button. And if a design has inner pockets, you can of course feel free to omit these for a faster project.
And because these bags have such simple construction, they can be a great project for a beginner to sew. And if you are in fact a beginner, you may find the following tips helpful:
Before turning your bag right side out, clip the seam allowances along the top curve of the bag. This will give you a smoother seam once the bag is turned. Also, if you choose a contrasting fabric for the inner lining of your bag and you want your bag to be washable, you may want to pre-wash your fabrics first so they'll be more colorfast.
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