Lucy Hobo Bag – Pattern Review

Lucy Hobo Bag - http://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.comRecently I was given the opportunity to review a pattern by Clover & Violet, I picked the Lucy Hobo Bag. I fell in love with this bag because of the unique shape, the fact that it is patchwork and quilted, and it looked big enough to fit everything I carry day to day.

After making the purse I realized that not only was it big enough for my every day items, but it was big enough to toss in Anne’s water bottle as well. This is huge for us considering her kidney condition!

Check out the inset zippered pocket that I learned how to make!

Zipper pocket - Lucy Hobo Bag - http://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.comSee that solid magenta line  that goes across the lining at the top of the photo? That’s my zipper! The directions were super easy to follow and I was very excited as this was a skill I have been dieing to learn!

There are 3 pockets total, the one on the outside fits my phone or my car keys perfectly. The zippered pocket on the inside is now holding my gum and a few things that I want secured. The loose pocket on the inside (bottom of pic) is holding my bluetooth headset and hand sanitizer, which is convenient for quick access.

I can’t wait for the first night we go out to dinner with this purse because I can already tell that it will be plenty big enough to toss in a coloring book and crayons to entertain Anne at the restaurant.

Lucy Hobo Bag Close Up - http://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.com

Things that I love about the pattern:

The instructions are written very clearly

There are lots of color photos (I’m a visual learner)

I learned several new skills – including an inset zipper pocket!

You could easily turn the outside panels into other items such as place mats.

Would I recommend this pattern: Absolutely!

The pattern is well written with lots of details. I firmly believe that any advanced beginner sewist could easily make this bag.  I had it together in about 4 hours total – start to finish.

The pattern is available for purchase from Clover & Violet and you can find it right here in their online shop.

*** I was provided this pattern for free, the review and opinions expressed here are entirely my own. ***

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12 Responses to Lucy Hobo Bag – Pattern Review

  1. wendy says:

    it’s really lovely, I love the colours you chose. I do like that giant granny on the front, such a stylish design. Inset zippers aren’t so hard when you know how, are they?

  2. Ella says:

    It turned out lovely! (although, to be fair, I expected it to based on your IG pictures.)

  3. Lisa L. says:

    I love this bag! I am going to have to make one for myself!

  4. Katy says:

    Well done you! Told you you could make bags 😉

  5. Jessica says:

    Turned out wonderful!

  6. Susan says:

    I love the fabrics you used. It looks like you did an excellent job on it, and your enthusiasm definitely comes through!

  7. DeborahGun says:

    This is what I need – a large bag! How does it close – with a zipper or magnetic clasp?

  8. Debbe says:

    Love your bag!

  9. Snoodles says:

    Love your bag….fabric choices are stunning!

  10. CeLynn says:

    Congratulations on a super sweet bag finish for you Melissa! It turned out just Fabulous too! Now I am going to have to add this to my must make bag list…it is all your fault too 😉

  11. Jo Ferguson says:

    Fantastic pattern. I love the design with all the pockets. The really winning part of the bag was your fabric and colour choices. Simply wonderful.

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