This is the Freddy 3 In 1 Hobo Bag/Backpack sewing pattern.
It’s the perfect balance between the timeless hobo bag and a stylish backpack. One quick slide of the strap and this hobo bag converts from a crossbody bag to a functional and perfect-sized backpack. Slide the side straps and you get a great shoulder strap option creating the 3 in 1!
With the center tab on the strap, there is no fussing to find center when converting from bag to backpack, and no worries of your contents spilling out when you go back to a bag, as the tab keeps the bag from turning upside down. Also included are instructions to create a stunning braided or plain shoulder strap for that elegant look.
This bag is a soft-sided hobo bag that features a back exterior zippered pocket, softly curved side panels, and a top securing zipper. The interior is simple yet functional and has a zippered pocket on the back wall with a corset ring hook to secure your keys and a three-sectioned slip pocket on the front wall.
The beauty of this bag is the conversion from a bag to a backpack in one quick and easy step. You can add a custom braided or plain shoulder strap to add elegance to complete the look. This bag is classic and timeless with options for all.
Video tutorial included: There are also over three hours of full video tutorials to help you achieve the perfect bag. This sewing pattern is like an in-depth sewing class too.
Skill level: This pattern is designed for intermediate sewing abilities.
Sizing info: When you make yourself a Freddy 3 In 1 Hobo Bag/Backpack it will measure approximately 14″ wide by 10½” high by 3″ deep.
Recommended fabrics and materials: The instructions in this pattern are written for vinyl or leather. You can choose to use fabric or cork in the construction for this bag; fabric will need to be thicker like denim or canvas, and if you choose a thinner fabric, then choose whatever stabilizers you are comfortable with as this information is not listed in the pattern. If you choose cork then it will need to be soft and not stiff.
What’s needed to make a Freddy 3 In 1 Hobo Bag/Backpack:-
Leather Exterior. 7 square feet for the body, and a 7″ by 52″ piece of leather for the crossbody strap, side straps, and strap holders. Optional – a braided strap 6″ by 27″ piece of leather, or 4″ by 20″ for the plain strap. OR,
Vinyl Exterior. ¾ yard for the body, and a 6″ by 52″ piece of vinyl for the crossbody strap, side straps, and strap holders. Optional – a braided strap 6″ by 27″ piece of vinyl, or 4″ by 20″ for the plain strap.