The Hobo Bag, series 5, program 13
purse
My all time favorite bag is black UltraLeather with a Crystal Zipper and leftover Escada turtle silk lining. Sound expensive? Not at all. These were scraps I had leftover from other projects. By quilting the lining, I hid seams of pieced together silk.
Count the squares at left per pattern piece. This equates to the size of the purse. You may modify as you see fits. This bag side is 16" wide.

You'll need 1/2 yard fashion fabric (45"), 3/4 yard heavy interfacing (20"), 1/2 yard lining (45"), 1 1/4 yard light interfacing (20"), 1/4 yard fleece, fusible release sheet will be needed

Notions: 14" zipper, 7" zipper, thread, gluestick, UltraSuede scraps

Bag Sides:
Cut 2 layers fashion fabric
Cut 2 layers heavy fusible interfacing
Cut 2 layers lining
Cut 2 layers light weight fusible interfacing

Bottom and Ends Piece
Cut 1 each of the fashion fabric, fusible fleece, lining, and interfacing.

Shoulder Strap
Cut 1 layer fashion fabric and 1 layer of fusible fleece with 1/4" trimmed off long sides.

Small Pocket and Large Pocket
Cut 1 layer lining and 1 layer fusible interfacing for each size.

Small and Large Pocket Trim
Cut 1 layer for each size of UltraSuede

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Purse construction is super simple. You will find your self making enough to match all of your outfits. You will proceed with construction in 3 phases: the outer shell including embellishments; the lining with two attached pockets; the shoulder strap. if you proceed in this manner, your purses will turn out every time.