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I'm a mum of four, who loves fabric, sewing and bags! I design and write projects for popular sewing magazines. I'm also the author of Style & Swing - 12 Structured ...

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Pleated Hobo Bag

from Susie D Designs - Sewing Patterns
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Pleated Hobo Bag
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Perfect for advanced beginners / intermediate. Clear and easy to follow instructions to achieve results to be proud of.

Pattern Description:

Make this very stylish hobo-style shoulder bag in your favourite fabrics. The sewing pattern has full step-by-step instructions, colour pictures, diagrams and ready-to-print, actual size templates.

Any medium weight cottons will work well with this pattern. There is a snap closure, as well as two handy exterior pockets. The centre pleats add depth and I've used a complimentary button in same fabric to complete the look of this bag perfectly.

Make it for yourself, family, friends or you can even SELL your finished items - please credit SusieDDesigns in all descriptions. Eg: "This item was made using a SusieDDesigns sewing pattern."

Skill Level: Experienced beginners / Intermediate

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Height 11''
  • Width (at widest point) 15''
  • Handle Drop 15''


  • 1/2 metre (20'') medium weight patterned cotton for main fabric
  • 1/2 metre (20'') medium weight plain cotton for lining fabric
  • 1/2 metre (20'') medium weight fusible interfacing (woven cotton if possible)
  • 1 x metal press-fastener or sew-on pop fasterner or Velcro
  • 1 x 1.5'' plastic self-cover button or ready-made button
  • 2 x 1.5'' rectangular metal belt rings

You Will Also Need:

  • matching sewing threads
  • fabric scissors or rotary cutter and mat