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Hobo Dance Bag

By: Simply Modern Mom
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This is an easy way to make a stylish bag. The Hobo Dance Bag can be decorated as seen here, or for a more adult version use a different logo or go without. The messenger bag will look great and be very useful.

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Sewn byEither Hand or Machine


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I have made this Hobo Dance Bag. Very easy. I have modify it for my granddauther , who at that time was taking ballet.She still uses it for gymnastic

I loved making this bag! But I guess I didn't realize how small the pattern was once printed out and I had to improvise to get the size I wanted. Her instructions are clear and easily understood. I even bought gorgeous prints to make for this upcoming spring.


When you make the slip covers where the handle is attached to the bag, instead of turning them after the handle is sewn on,why not make them and slide them on BEFORE attaching the handles? It's easier for me to turn the slides without having the strap in the way.

Okay this is a great bag with many possibilities. Everyone that I made purses for this Christmas is going to want one of these when they see mine. I really dislike the fact I didn't find this site until now I could have saved a lot of money this Christmas because I would have made several of these purses for friends and family. I love it. Debra Head


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