Lazies, the Summer Tote design by Lazy Girl Designs is featured in the October 2006 issue of Sew News magazine http://www.sewnews.com/. You can see our tote in the New Products section. I sent several samples to Sew News for them to choose from and they featured the sample made from Asian themed fabrics.
I used only two fabrics for the whole bag. Both are red/black/gold combo’s from two different fabric lines (called Ginko Fantasy and Cultivated Cottons) by Lonni Rossi for Andover Fabrics http://www.andoverfabrics.com. One has a red background, the other has a black background. I alternated which part of the bag they were on for the front and the back. I made one handle from each. I know Lonni’s fabrics are terribly popular – check for them at your local quilt shop or online.
I used a polyester all-purpose zipper by Coats & Clark for the closure. I added ribbons to the hole in the zipper pull, then tied Japanese coins to the end of each ribbon. Together, the ribbons and coins work as a decorative zipper pull.
Images courtesy of Primedia
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