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« on: May 14, 2004 06:47:01 AM »

Someone asked for a tutorial of my hobo-jordy bag (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=5188.0)
So here it is!
First step: drawing the pattern.


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! Smiley
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! Smiley

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!!! Roll Eyes)
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! Wink

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!! Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2004 07:30:50 AM »

Oh fantastic!! It looks pretty simple and your directions are very clear.  And your English is fine, don't worry.  Smiley  I'll have to try this tonight!  Thank you so much!!!

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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2004 09:23:11 AM »


Awesome!!! Totally gorgrous bag and great tutorial!! Thanks!!!!!!!!!

« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2004 10:55:57 AM »

Thanks for providing a tutorial!!!  Smiley  Quick question, How did you install the zipper pocket?
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2004 05:47:48 PM »

your tutorial is very pleasing to the eye. very very nice colours!

i have yet to try this version.. i should tho its very cute!


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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2004 09:51:43 AM »

Hello there,
you are a darling to provide such a good tutorial.
Your bag is great, and I've been asked to make a couple for my daughters so thank you !
A quick question...does the knot in the handles make it hard to carry on the shoulders ? Undecided

Thank you and watch this space for my tribute bag Smiley
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2004 04:56:40 AM »

Brava! brava! :)
Do you use something to help out turning inside out the straps? I find it very awkward! Or is there a trick to do easy and fast straps (in general, not related only to this bag style)?


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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2004 08:00:59 AM »

I just bought a tool called a 'loop turner' for $2, but I haven't tried using it yet.  It's a metal stick, about 10" long, with a loop for your finger at one end, and a hook thing at the other, you feed it through your strap, hook it onto the far end, and then pull it through.  Like I said, I haven't tried it yet, but i have high hopes. 
Otherwise, I like to attach a diaper pin to one end, and push that into the tube.  Then you can work the diaper pin along (inside the tube) I think it's easier that way.
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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2004 08:54:30 AM »

I make my own tube turners by going to the hardware store and getting the white plastic pipes (aka pvc pipe) and a wooden dowel. You put the pipe in the tube then push the end of the dowel thru the pipe. You can also buy something called turn it all, its like 8.00

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« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2004 09:29:16 AM »

I love the lining fabric! Great tutorial. I can't wait to get on this. Cheesy

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