April Challenge–Last one–Hobo Bag


For my last project for the April Challenge, I’ve chosen to make another bag. There are still some projects from my book with patterns I did not have a chance to  do this month Sad smile. I’ll get to them some time.


So this time I wanted a fury bag, so I’ve picked ‘Amy Butler’s Style Stiches’ book.  from it I chose to make  a variation on the Hobo bag. I’ve made the large bag, but I’ve taken out the yoke piece.  Also the original does not have a zipper at the opening, I’ve added one, and made the pattern pieces myself. I also used an old pair of jeans that had no chance of being worn again for the handles.


I was a bit disappointed with the instructions. In the end I’ve made the bag without following them. I found them hard to  follow  and most of them did not make sense to me. It must by my English Ghost.

hobo i

It was pretty easy to put the bag together. So not following the instructions was not a bad thing for me. I think I’ve exaggerated a bit with the size, but hey I can use it to go shopping. I bet I’ll be noticed with  so much fur. Hope no one tired to pet it. Hahahaha!!!!

Here are a few close up of the finished bag

hobo finished



Overall I just love it! Think I’ll make it again, but will go with the smaller version. Smile

My April Challenge is now finished. I almost achieved my  objective to  make something from all the book that come with patterns that I own. I was almost there, sill need to complete a project from BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook. I did manage to complete more project than I normally do over a month. two tops, one skirt and two bags I think  its’  a good result for me. Also I’ve done more planning than I normally do. I do not usually have a plan. I just pick something and make it. But that it is way I have a huge list of to do projects Smile.

I do think, I was not ready for such a  challenge. But one learn from mistakes some time. I think I’ll wait for a bit before I’ll think another challenge.



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