Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A Holly, a Hobo and a Crossbody Bag

Hi my friends,
I've sewn some more bags for my shop: www.NormasBagBoutique.etsy.com

I used the Holly Bag pattern by ithinksew.com. This one is more neutral and serious than the last one I made. I really like this bag. Those pleats on the front and the triangular flap make a nice statement. The bag measures 10 inches high and 15 inches wide at the bottom when flat, so it's a great size too. You can use it on your shoulder or adjust the 1 inch wide strap to carry it crossbody. I used a gray twill as the main fabric and a print canvas (Chevy in Pepper) from the Geo Pop Collection from Emmie K. I got the print from Hawthorne Threads.

 At the back I added a zipper pocket for extra convenience. Inside there's another zipper pocket. The bag closes with a magnetic snap.

I found this blue and green tones fabric at Hancock Fabrics when I visited my family. I used the pattern from Napkitten Patterns at Etsy for this nice Zippered Hobo. This bag is very convenient and relaxed for every day use.

The contents determine the shape since it's so relaxed. The small pleats along the bottom also helps a lot with a nice shape. The fabric seems to be a Cotton / polyester blend with a nice Home Decorator weight.

This other pattern I've used many times. Is the discontinued Crossbody Bag Pattern from Michelle's Patterns. I actually made it a bit bigger. The pattern has a beautiful slip pocket on front with a curved opening. I used a beach theme quilting cotton from JoAnn's Fabrics and combined it with some jean fabric and I love the combination.

Some darts on the bottom corners shape it very nicely. I made the strap adjustable to use as shoulder or crossbody bag. The hot weather inspired me to use this beach fabric. I'll be using it with other bag patterns since I bought plenty.

 It closes with a magnetic snap and it has a zippered pocket inside.

We are having very hot temperatures here in Puerto Rico. Is hard to think on using the iron to fuse fabric but I try to do it early in the morning before it gets too hot.

All three bags are available for sale at my shop.


  1. Great bags and fabric, Norma. Love that beach themed fabric with the denim. I just pulled out some denim that I need to use real soon.

    1. Thanks Marilyn! I fell in love with that beach fabric when I first saw it used on a Rock Star bag. I finally was able to find it!! I know you've been busy sewing too. Great!!