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Moby Slouchy Hobo Bag (original)

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An unstructured purse for casual days out. We love the hardware used to elevate the look of this fun bag, the grommets for the straps are a great way to add some bling. The zipper pocket in the lining acts as a purse divider too.


This carefree and generously sized hobo bag is perfect for the stylish woman that loves an unstructured but gorgeous bag! It can be made from various fabric mediums such as quilting cotton, leather, vinyl and cork fabric. The pattern features a split lining that has a compartment on both sides with a zippered pocket in the center and soft pretty pleats. Add the crossbody strap and it makes the perfect day bag out on the town!

Don’t fancy the grommets? No problem, look out for the Moby 2.0 to get all the same great features of this bag, but without the hassle of inserting the grommets.

Skill level:
This pattern is for the Advanced Sewist. You’ll need to know how to install grommets, rivets and zippers.

Sizing info:
19″W x 11 1/2″H x 6″D

Recommended fabrics:
For the exterior I recommend using fabric that is pliable and pleats easily. 

Materials needed:
Exterior Fabric: 1 1/4 yards
Optional Contrast (for Lining Top, Bag Base and Crossbody Strap): 1/3 yard
Lining Fabric: 1 yard
Contrast Lining Fabric: Fat Quarter or 1/4 yard
Woven Interfacing (requirements based on 20” wide – adjust accordingly): 3 1/2 yards 
Stabilizer: 1/3 yard Pellon Peltex 71F or equivalent 

Hardware Requirements:
• 2 – 3/8” inside diameter grommets (for Crossbody Strap)
• 8 – 3/4” inside diameter grommets (for handles)
• 2 – 1” gate rings or arch hooks (they need to fit in the smaller grommets)
• 1 – 1″ slider for crossbody strap
• 2 – 3/4″ strap sliders for fabric or leather strapping handles 
• 1 – #5  9” zipper  or continuous zipper tape (interior zippered pocket) 
• 2 – XS skinny belts OR 2 – 3/4” sliders for bag handles OR 2 – 37″W x 5/8″H leather strapping
• 10 to 20 – rivets for handles and bag (thickness determined by your materials)

Additionally, choose one of the following closures
• 1 – 18mm magnetic snap OR 
• 1 – #5 16” zipper or continuous zipper tape

Please note this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern. Please download immediately after check out.

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