The hobo style is the free phoebe pattern, and the tote is a standard gusseted tote. They both have zip pockets and key leashes and the zebra has an additional cell and wallet pocket. They were made for my sons girlfriend.
I was going thru my sewing stuff and came across this messenger bag, that I had drafted, cut, and basted fleece to the pieces and never sewed together. Fast forward about 3 years and I finally put it together. The fabrics are all thrift shop finds, the map flap was a piece of canvas that had the design screenprinted on, the lining was a sheet and the canvas was a remnant, even the key leash hook was a harvest of an ugly bag. I am currently home on medical leave and I am so bored, I been sewing because I hate tv and if I give Diesel one more bath he may run away from home lol. He looks fantastic though and I just love the mango tango dog shampoo I bought him hehe. Gotta love mango scented dog right! Please excuse my rambling...Mars
This is made from a remnant of a gorgeous taffeta home decor weight fabric, lined with a brown satin and one of my fancy zippers. I use batting and craftbond interfacing for body. It is VERY LARGE. It also has a magnetic snap closure. The 2nd pic is the truer color.
My daughter is away at school and she requested I make her a big tote. She loves skull prints so whenever I see them I grab some yardage, this was from Joanns 4.99 a yard cheap. This tote is 20 x 21 and huge. Because I only had a yard of this fabric I had to improvise, and use blue canvas. The square rings are harvested of another bag, it is interfaced with fusible low loft batting, and has a magnetic closure. I was bad and didn't make an interior pocket, but she wanted it to carry her large sketch books so no biggie. I will make her some pouches.
I was given a copy of quick stuff to sew magazine, and this style tote was in it. I make dog collars and happened to have a huge bag of leftover fabric strips, so that saved me a step. The zip pocket in the liner was the only mod I added. I don't know if I will use it but it was fun to make, everything used to make it except the craftfuse was scraps or leftover fabric.