Saturday, 26 December 2009


Highbrow Hobo bag

After the aggravation of making my own handbag without a pattern, I bought the Highbrow Hobo pattern from U-Handbag to make a present for my soon-to-be-sister-in-law. It has a generous deep pocket between the straps on the outside and I added another pocket to the inside as it's rather capacious in there. Please take a minute to marvel at my first magnetic clasp.

I have the utmost respect for you bagmakers. They really do take a surprisingly long time to make. And require so much ironing. And topstitching. The toil is slightly mitigated by the pleasure I gain from sewing those rectangular cross thingeys on the straps.

And another, more straightfoward bag was made for my mother-in-law.

It's a perfect size for holding make-up or toiletries, with a boxed base so it stands up on it's own.

It's fully lined with dotty fabric and has covered fabric zipper ends for a neater finish.


  1. Both beautiful! I'm sure they were both delighted with their gifts.

  2. Love them both, cool gifts :O)

  3. Lovely work my dear! I have that pattern and full intentions of making it as a changing bag but I still haven't got round to it. I hope your in-laws were appreciative x