Monday, July 1, 2013

Eleanor Slouchy Hobo Bag + Giveaway!

My most recent adoration, Paco Bean!! Paco Bean patterns are some of the cutest bag patterns, and at prices you would not believe! I only wish I had found them sooner.

When I saw the picture of the new pattern Paco Bean was testing I was begging to be included. This bag pattern is exactly what I need. It is super roomy and has style to boot! Let me introduce you to the Eleanor Slouchy Hobo!

   

(Pattern cover photo courtesy of Paco Bean)

This bag pattern is easy to put together and the payoff is enormous! I'm IN LOVE with it <3


The bottom of this bag is much like a sling, which, in my opinion, makes it super comfy to carry. It also gives it lots of carrying capacity, which every busy girl needs.

Keilana wanted to show you just how many toys she can fit in this bag. Follow the pictures as the story unfolds ;)









Wow, all these toys were inside and it wasn't even stuffed! This bag is mommyrific!

Inside there is a zippered pocket to keep your smaller items from getting lost :) The tutorial walks you through the whole thing and is very easy to follow. I love how it turns out. It makes me wonder why I don't always do these zippered welt pockets; they are easier than you'd think and so handy to have!


I also added this "HANDmade" tag inside. A perfect finishing touch.


The straps are really easy to attach using O-rings. I found 1.5" inch O-rings at my local JoAnn's Fabrics. If you don't live near a JoAnn's they can be found online too. Strapworks.com is a great resource for strap and belt hardware. They are in Eugene, Oregon so I have to give a shout out to an Oregon business. (I live in Oregon you know.) Their selection is amazing! I think I am going to have to make a big bulk order so I can make this Eleanor bag over and over!


Don't you just love the Eleanor? Well, guess what? You can win a copy of the pattern! But wait, hold on to your seats because I'm about to blow you away!...You can win a copy of all 5 Paco Bean patterns!!! Oh yeah!

Giveaway will be open for 1 week. Contest closes Monday July 8th at midnight PST. Enter in Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck to all!