Roundabout Hobo PDF Sewing Pattern

Roundabout Hobo PDF Sewing PatternBuy the Roundabout Hobo on Craftsy!

  • Prices are in USD
  • 29-pages of full-color, detailed instructions with 149 photos
  • Six pages of computer generated pattern pieces you print at home
  • 35 printable pages total
  • Top zipper closure
  • Inside zippered pocket with no raw edges or exposed zipper tape
  • Inside patch pocket
  • Integrated shoulder strap
  • Requires no hardware besides the zippers
  • This is a PDF Sewing Pattern.
  • You must be able to save, and print a PDF file.
  • Download link is provided after purchase.
  • Sorry, no refunds on digital products.


Finished Size: 14” wide, 8” tall (19” tall with the strap), 4” deep with an 11” strap drop

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The Roundabout Hobo is a quick little (medium) bag that is perfect for large print or heavyweight fabric. It is unstructured, using simple pleats at the bottom to add depth. This allows for you to forget your foam, batting, and stabilizers and eliminates time consuming gusset seams and base insertions without resorting to a basic rectangle. Using less than a yard of exterior fabric, this is the perfect bag for stash busting, for matching every outfit, for gifts, and for making to sell. 

Since most of my bags are designed for quilting cotton, I wanted something that would work with all the thicker fabrics in my stash. Home dec, twill, denim, corduroy, woven flannel, barkcloth, canvas… so many possibilities since you don’t need to worry about the thick layers of stabilizers. The integrated handle eliminates the need for hardware, and the design saves time cutting and sewing… making this a relatively inexpensive and quick bag to sew, especially if you aren’t waiting a week for rings and sliders to arrive!

This is a sling bag, a hobo… it’s not a bag with structure and organization. Since the puffy shape leaves us with only the option of small patch pockets, I have *finally* included the instructions for my cleanly finished welt zipper pocket. No raw edges and no exposed zipper tape! I was waiting for the perfect bag… one that needed to have a zippered inside pocket… and this was it!

Read more about the Roundabout Hobo… including tester photos and Bob’s story about my first time driving in a roundabout in the blog post here.

Materials Needed

Exterior fabric (Recommended: Home dec, twill, woven flannel, barkcloth): 3/4 yard
Lining fabric (Recommended: Quilting cotton, twill, home dec): 3/4 yard
20” wide woven fusible interfacing (SF101): 2 3/4 yards
12” or longer nylon handbag zipper
10” or longer nylon handbag zipper
90/14 or 100/16 Microtex or Topstitch Needles
1/4” wide double sided tape or fusible tape (Dritz Wash Away Wonder Tape or Pellon Lite EZ Steam II)
Marking tools
Pins or clips
Point turner
Scissors, rotary mat & cutter

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by Grandma G on Roundabout Hobo PDF Sewing Pattern
Another winner of a pattern!

Thanks for letting me test the pattern! Sewing one of yours always gives me that feeling of "coming home"... a comfortable place I can trust, y'know? I am always confident that I will have a good sewing experience. This pattern did not disappoint, and I especially loved the new welt pocket technique, which will be my go-to from now on!