I spent the better part of today sewing this reversible shoulder bag (following the pattern/tutorial by Lula Louise)! And let the record show that I am extremely happy with the results. It’s a paisley explosion! Who doesn’t love paisley? Okay, maybe some people, but I’m digging it.
Forgive the quality of these photos. I tried to make use of the dwindling daylight, but it didn’t work out so well.
I was so incredibly pumped to find this pattern online the other day. I had been searching and searching for a good hobo bag/sling bag pattern and could not for the life of me figure out the Google search terms that would give me what I wanted! These bags are quite popular around here these days, so I figured there had to be something out there on the interwebs, right? Then by semi-accident, I stumbled upon this one and had one of those classic Dr. House moments where everything materialized in my mind and, well, I was stoked.
The only modification I made to the original pattern was lengthening the shoulder strap by about 14 inches (so, I added 7 inches to the pattern piece, since the pattern calls for cutting it on the fold of the fabric). All in all, it was pretty straightforward to sew. It took me a few hours, though!