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30+ FREE Hobo Bag Patterns


**Please scroll down the page for the links to the free patterns**


If you're looking for a hobo, sling, slouch, or boho bag pattern, you've come to the right place. Here you'll find a collection of over thirty free hobo bag patterns (including cross body & shoulder purses) gathered from all over the web!

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**Please scroll down the page for the links to the free patterns**


A hobo bag, usually made from soft materials and characterized by its curved shape and "slouchy" appearance, is the bag to choose when you're looking for a more casual handbag to carry.

And because hobo bags are ususally large, they can be a great choice when you need a bag to hold lots of "stuff" but don't want to carry something as large as a tote bag.

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And if you will be carrying lots of "stuff" in your hobo or sling bag, consider reinforcing your bag by adding a lining to it. Or, reinforce your bag by applying a layer of fusible interfacing to your fabric pieces before constructing the bag. Just make sure to use a lighter-weight interfacing and test it on a swatch of your fabric first. A heavier interfacing could make your fabric too stiff and keep your finished bag from "slouching" the way it should.

And a diy sling or hobo bag can be a great bag project for a beginner because it usually consists of simple shapes and has a basic construction. And because a hobo bag has more of an unstructured look to it, the style will be more forgiving if sewing mistakes are made. And if you'd like a similar bag style, you may want to try a knot bag.

(And if you think you'll want to be able to launder your finished bag, just make sure to preshrink your fabric first.)

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Also, this page may contain affiliate links, which means I may make a commission if you purchase something from one of these websites (but the patterns linked to should be free).


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Free Hobo Bag Patterns