Friday, December 18, 2015

India Hobo Bag, Swoon Patterns

Hobo Bag by 

My daughter has snuck this bag out of my sewing room for her Latin books.  
She loves it and feels she must use it for class.  

So, once again, I have lost a class sample. 

Close up of my stamps

India Hobo Bag by Swoon Patterns
Brown bag is the large size and the mint print is the small size.

Brown slightly sueded distressed twill cotton
Pellon Shape-Flex Interfacing
Wood Indian Stamps in floral circles and paisley

Mint bag fabric by Cotton and Steel with
Renaissance Ribbon

I had never fabric painted or stamped any of my projects before, so this was a test.  Wood stamps and good fabric paint make a project a winner!!!

The pattern was well written and easy to put together.

I LOVE Shape-Flex by Pellon.  It is WONDERFUL!

I plan to use this bag for a spring project for my teens to construct in my sewing school.  They all gravitate to the stamped bag.........

For those of you who follow my fitting journey, see this top from Old Navy.  Fabric bunching behind the shoulder and below the armpit.  I could remove 2" of fabric from the shoulder to bust line.  

My stamping tools.

The stamps worked like magic.