Someone asked for a tutorial of my hobo-jordy bag (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=5188.0
So here it is!
First step: drawing the pattern. http://www.sushimifune.com/crafts/schema%20hobo-jordy.gif
This is the scheme. I hope it is clear enough.
Fold you paper in two. Then draw!
It measures 15 cm from A to D
20 cm from D to E
24 cm from B to C
2 cm from A to B (to form a perfect square in the upper-left side)
the line from C to E is hand-drawed.
Once you have the base pattern, you cut a strip of paper that measures 4 cm x 60 cm, or as much as you prefer, depending on how long you want the straps to be. Remember that you can always decide to cut them shorter, but they will never grow up longer!
Join the strap to the rest of the pattern. This way.
Using the pattern, cut two part of outside fabric and two of lining leaving the seam allowance that you prefer.
Right side facing, sew on the sides as shown in the picture.
Always right side facing, turn the sewn part to the center so that you have those two little "empty" corner on the sides. Sew where shown.
Now take those corner and sew them, as shown. It's the old Jordy trick!
Do the same with the lining, but leave a part unsewn. I prefer leaving the centre-bottom.
Turn the outer fabric part on the right side and the lining on the wrong side.
The outer part goes into the lining. This way the right sides are facing.
Pin (and baste, if you are not as lazy as i am...) and sew following the entire border of the bag and straps.
give a nice shape to the straps.
Now turn everything inside out, letting the bag passing through the hole that you left unsewn in the lining (thanks Jordy!!!
The most difficult part is to turn the straps inside out... so be patient!!!
Hand sew the hole once you have the bag on the right side.
Now stitch all around the bag (and straps, of course!)
Et voila! I added two inside pocket. Remember to sew them on the lining before you build the bag!
Tie a knot on the straps. The bag is ready!
You can add a pressure button to close it.
Hope you like it and that the directions are clear.
I'm sorry, my english is not perfect!!