Remember this gorgeous fabric I instagrammed about? And remember how I started naming my HObags? Just want to make sure you remember everything that has ever gone on in my life. Good. Well look at me I finished her! For some reason the name Zane popped into my head and it stuck. Ok who wants Zane??
I was inspired by all the boxy, big envelop clutches that I covet so much. Although it isn’t as stiff as those, it still holds enough shape to appreciate all those straight lines and edgy corners. UGH this print is jut perfect!
I hope you love Zane as much as I do!!
I’ve decided to start naming my HObags.
This one is named Flora for obvious reasons.
(Psst– If you are new to the blog and don’t know what a HObag is, read this)
^^ (gorgeous fabric) ^^
I picked up this blouse at a thrift store in Utah, when we were visiting family over summer vacation. Since all HObags are made from thrifted clothing/items, I am constantly stopping at thrift stores, espeically when I’m traveling.
I made the braided handle out of the sleeves of the blouse. The bottom of the blouse was sewn with a scrunchy border that I almost overlooked, until my Aunt (the seamstress) gestured toward it and asked “will this be the opening of the bag?”
I am so happy to be surrounded by such creative people.
Hope you liked this Flora HObag 🙂 -hugs, hanalei
I made another HObag!
If you have any old, old fabric that you want to throw out…give it to me! My friend had this^^ wonderful fabric in a “throw away” box, which I immediately snatched up. I thought it turned out pretty cool! I don’t know if you can tell, but there are three opening’s in the top (the corners are sewn together, where the handles are) and the bottom three sides are sewn closed. I love the print and the handle/fabric string that came with it. The hexagon shape is so fun, I might have to make another HObag just like it!
Back in college, I was thrifting one day, and found a grandma-print blouse that I thought would make the best bag. Then, the name came to me: HO bags! My maiden last name is Ho. I wanted to make bags. HObags? HObags! My husband hates the name, but I think it’s hilarious.
It’s been many years since the first HObag was made, but now they’re baaaaack! This one is for my girl, Kenzie 😀 (The blouse + belt were found at Goodwill while we were thrift shopping on Haight Street)
Keep reading for the full tutorial!