A while back, I had the pleasure to test a new bag from Delinda Boutique, the Liliane Buckled Hobo Bag. I am excited because I finally get to show it to you because the pattern is being released today.
This fun bag is very large. It is 12 inches across at the narrowest point and increases to 18 inches across at the widest point. It is 14 inches high. The Liliane Bag can be made with your choice of fabrics and your level of desired slouchiness. I used quilting cottons and wanted some body so I used fusible fleece on the inside and love the results. If you want less body and more slouchiness just use interfacing. If you want more structure and less slouchiness use headliner or soft and stable. There are even directions on how to upcycle a sweater into the front pocket of this bag which is very cute. Any large buckle can be used for the top flap closure (there is also a magnetic snap). Some testers used brooches instead of buckles and that worked great, too. My inspiration for this bag was a favorite dress that I had 30 years ago. It was black and white striped with a red bow and I loved that little bit of red that jumped out at you.
The inside of this bag has a zippered pocket on one side and a slip pocket that can be divided in two on the other side. It has a very roomy interior.
The Liliane Buckled Hobo is a fun and relatively quick bag to make. You can find the pattern on Craftsy here and on Etsy here.