April 22, 2014
Daughter Finally Gets Turn.. With a New Hobo Bag
I have to say that my daughter has been very patient. We have been looking for a smaller bag pattern that would fit her style. She loves the look of a Hobo bag but everything is way too big for her. She has been carrying an Evelyn bag from Chris W Designs that I made for her but it was time for a new bag. She decided on the Sylvia Sling bag from Sew Serendipity in a bright turquoise fabric for Spring.
I changed this bag in a couple of ways. I love the look of some hardware on the bag. I changed the strap so I could add rivets and rings. The original pattern has 2 parts to the strap, a longer side and a shorter side. The two straps are overlapped and then sewn together. The strap is then finished off with a fabric flower, buttons, or a buckle. I added all of the pieces from the ends of the zippers up.
The bag is put together with raw edges in the lining that she has you cover with binding at the end. I don't mind the look but I hate doing it.
In the end, this bag is still a little large for my daughter but we'll see as she starts to use it. Next time I think I will print a pattern at 85% for a smaller size. Has anyone done that and how many adjustments do you have to make from there? Has anybody found a smaller sized bag pattern that they love?