Finally, I took her from the dark space in my closet and with nimble fingers, disemboweled her. I flattened the two pieces on large parchment paper and made a pattern and then the fun began.
Hobo Bag #1 is a mix of one pair of jeans, two denim dresses, and a blouse. I added the daisy button and the Mickey Mouse iron on patches. The bottom pocket was taken off the jeans and the tiny pocket with the daisy was on the lapel of the dress. The criss-cross piece was from the second dress and the plaid from a blouse.
Hobo Bag #2 was made from an upholstery remnant, the lining from a half-yard remnant of wool blend. The cording was purchased by the yard at JoAnn’s.
Hobo Bag #3 is made from the same pieces as Hobo Bag #1.
Hobo Bag #4 a great find of toile remnant and a half-yard of green polished cotton, this bag was the easiest of the four to sew and one of my favorite. I took left over remnant and made two throw pillow covers I gave to a friend as a gift.
The bags measure 28” long with a 7” round bottom. Each one has one large inside pocket.
Three years ago, I opened my first shop on Etsy.com and last February, I opened my second shop.