I love the designs Maria of Delinda Boutique comes up with ...the Sharona Hobo Bag is no exception.
When I saw the pattern, I knew which fabric I wanted to use...I had this rust colored upholstery suede I was dieing to try...the only problem was I didn't have a print to go with it ..then I found this giraffe fabric in my stash ( not my usually fabric) & knew it would be perfect for a girlfriend that is an Africa fan...a new bag was born!
I really like that the front has a BIG pocket...
The back has a zipper pocket...I think it looks so classy!
The only other change I made was I added 2" to the shoulder strap...my girlfriend has " healthy breast" so she needs longer straps !
When Maria ask me to test the pattern she said it was a quick sew...I didn't believe her since I sew slow...but I have to admit, it was a quick sew. The pattern is well written with every step explained ....TONS of pictures!! A beginner would have no problem sewing this bag!!
Even though this is an easy bag to sew I love the classic simple look. I can see this bag is all kinds of colors & a great showcase for pretty big bold prints on the pocket or machine embroidery...tons of possibilities!
***The bag is 14 inches (36 cm) across the widest part, 13 inches (33 cm) across the narrowest part, 3 1/2 inches (9 cm) deep and 10 1/2 inches (27 cm) high*** ..a good size bag!!
If you would like to make your own Sharona Hobo bag...you can find the pattern ...**HERE** ...be sure to check out the other testers version!
Happy Sewing !
P.S.I didn't use any batting or headliner since the faux suede was thick enough.