Nancy Zieman Hobo Tote Blog Tour and Giveaway

Lazies, Oh my goodness, is this bag not gorgeous or what? Today we are part of Nancy Zieman’s Hobo Tote blog tour.  First off, the bag is the Hobo Tote design by Nancy Zieman for Clover’s Trace ‘n Create template line of products. The fabric is ‘Piper’ by Dear Stella. It’s as scrumptious as can be.

Trace ‘n Create Templates
So, Trace ‘n Create – what does that mean? The tote is laid out on templates, which you trace around in order to mark and cut each piece. All the pattern piece information is located on the templates: size/shape, pocket pieces, pocket separations, placement for magnetic snap and purse feet, etc. Here I am using Nancy’s awesome water-erasable marking pen to trace and mark info for my project.

Sew Lazy Interfacing
Lazy Girl is a proud co-sponsor for this tour, supplying each participant with our Sew Lazy Stiff Stuff and Face-It Soft interfacings to make a Hobo Tote. These interfacings are now available at Nancy’s Notions, links below.

Face-It Soft
Our Face-It Soft fusible lightweight interfacing is perfect to give any fabric a little more substance. I used it to support the outside and lining/pockets of the Hobo.

Stiff Stuff
Our Stiff Stuff firm sew-in interfacing offers great stand-up-i-tude, even in this large tote. Here’s a construction tip. After assembling the panels to create the front/back of the bag, place a front/back on top of Stiff Stuff and baste close to the fabric edge. Then cut away the extra Stiff Stuff. The Stiff Stuff is guaranteed to be a perfect size and fit for each panel. Awesome!

Purse Feet
Purse feet are an elegant finishing touch to our bag creations. Nancy’s selection of purse feet from Clover come in a couple of sizes and finishes. The feet were easy to install and look great on the bag. More about installing purse feet in a future post!

Inside the Hobo Tote Bag
Here’s a look inside my bag with more beautiful Piper prints from Dear Stella! The Hobo Tote has pockets all around and a nice clean finish. That’s a 3/4″ magnetic snap closure by Clover. Snaps come in all sizes and the size relates to their strength. A larger magnetic snap is stronger than a small one. Try to choose one that isn’t too strong or too weak for your project.

Bag Size
The Hobo Tote finishes to approximately 16″H x 18″W x 5″D.

Hobo Tote Blog Tour
The tour started February 19, be sure to visit each and every blogger’s site to see their Hobo Tote creation.

February 19       Nancy Zieman        
February 20      Jenny Gabriel          
February 21       Fran Ortmeyer        
February 22       Tori Thompson      
February 23       Carol Porter             
February 24       Jina Barney             
February 25        Joan Hawley             – You are here!!!!
February 26       Julie Herman           
February 27       Eileen Roche            
February 28       Cindy Cloward         

Giveaways to the Hobo Tote Blog tour
Clover Needlecraft will be sending three random winners a Clover Prize Package valued at $75. Names will be announced on Nancy’s Blog on March 1, 2013.

Here is what’s included in each of the three Clover prize packages:
Trace ‘n Create Bag Template—Hobo Tote Collection
Shape ‘n Create Bag Stabilizer
Pin ‘n Stow Magnetic Wrist Pincushion
Satin Bronze D-Rings
Double-Sided Basting Tape
1″ Create-a-Strap
Wrap ‘n Fuse Piping
Magnetic Snap Closure

Lazy Girl Designs is giving away a Lazy Girl Interfacing Pack that includes 1-1/2 yard cuts of Stiff Stuff and Face-it Soft ($17 value) to three additional random winners.

Enter The Giveaway at Nancy’s Blog
For chances to win one of the six prizes, please post comments on Nancy’s blog post here: Nancy’s Hobo Tote Blog Tour. (Yes you can enter once a day). Share your thoughts about the HoboTotes you see on the blog tour and/or about the Hobo Tote you’re planning to make. Six random winners will be selected and posted March 1 on Nancy’s blog.

Clover LogoNancy Zieman Hobo Tote Blog Tour Lazy Girl Interfacings by Joan Hawley

Thank you Nancy Zieman for inviting me to join the tour and thank you to Clover Needlecraft for partnering with me in sponsoring the Hobo Tote Blog Tour! Thank you to the rest of the tour participants for trying our Sew Lazy interfacings on your beautiful Hobo Totes! Thank you Dear Stella for the beautiful Piper fabric!

Click here to enter The Giveaway at Nancy’s Blog


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35 Responses to “Nancy Zieman Hobo Tote Blog Tour and Giveaway”

  1. Debbie Rhodes — February 25, 2013 @ 10:06 am

    This is so cute… love this bag but love your products even more.. just made Miranda with your products they sew like a dream

  2. Kathy A — February 25, 2013 @ 10:37 am

    Not sure if this is where I post for a chance to win your giveaway. These hobo totes are really neat. The “feet” caught my eye as well as the design and templates. Very cool!

  3. Edie J. — February 25, 2013 @ 10:43 am

    Cute bag, cute fabric, but the design does not even come close to yours.
    Addicted to Lazy Girl patterns – Love ’em! – and thanks for the new interfacings.

  4. Helen — February 25, 2013 @ 10:44 am

    Can’t wait for the blog on “purse feet”. Like the way this purse looks, and love Clover products.

  5. Donna Russ — February 25, 2013 @ 10:45 am

    Love your fabric choice its beautiful I cant wait to try your stiff stuff it sure makes the Tote look professional thanks for sharing. and the extra tips….

  6. Mitts McMaster — February 25, 2013 @ 10:53 am

    I have the Towne and Summer Tote patterns, this is the next choice pattern to have, I luv how it looks finished and the fabric choices are endless. This bag with all of the many pockets and style is a great gift to make and give, seeing as March 1st is my birthday, I hope to become one of the lucky winners to be sure… special and lazy of me would this become? WAY TO GO, another award winner.

  7. Wanda Rude — February 25, 2013 @ 11:03 am

    Love all the Lazy Girl patterns and always looking for new ideas!

  8. Betty — February 25, 2013 @ 11:18 am

    I have used many, many of the Lazy Girl patterns. The instructions are so great, clear and leaves nothing to figure out. I make bags for Christmas presents, therefore, I welcome new ideas all the time. So many pockets and a great selection of fabrics can be used. Thank You

  9. Peggy — February 25, 2013 @ 11:32 am

    Thank you Joan for introducing the Hobo tote to us. Looking forward to making it as well as using your fabulous interfacings.

  10. Shirley Clark — February 25, 2013 @ 12:12 pm

    Your bag is beautiful! I got to meet Nancy in Shreveport, LA a few weeks ago. What a lovely and talented person she is! She showed us so many wonderful techniques and all of her lovely bags.

  11. Mary — February 25, 2013 @ 12:27 pm

    Love your choice of colors for the bag. Would like to try the Stiff Stuff sometime.

  12. Betty — February 25, 2013 @ 1:06 pm

    I love seeing how different the same pattern can be. I hope to be able to make one myself soon.

  13. LILA-ANNE — February 25, 2013 @ 1:10 pm

    Wow, each site has posted very interesting fabric choices.

  14. Judy — February 25, 2013 @ 2:10 pm

    Would be sew much fun deciding what fabric to use. Great pattern.

  15. Susan Manson — February 25, 2013 @ 3:20 pm

    Such a cute bag! I want to make one.

  16. Barbara Peterson — February 25, 2013 @ 4:11 pm

    just love your bags have made several. Keep those great bags coming , love the Hobo Tote.

  17. Judy Graczyk — February 25, 2013 @ 5:43 pm

    Love the pattern, the products, and those of the fabric!

  18. bernice claerbout — February 25, 2013 @ 6:21 pm

    this is a cute bag,, would love to make!!!

  19. Barbara Karklins — February 25, 2013 @ 8:06 pm

    Awesome bag. I would love to be a winner! I like the idea of the templates having the directions on them.

  20. Me Pendleton — February 25, 2013 @ 8:58 pm

    Thanks as always for your generous give aways. I love being a Lazy Girl !!!!!

  21. Sheila Galindo — February 25, 2013 @ 11:20 pm

    I would love to win the bag and fabrics. Pretty, pretty!!!

  22. Christina Gross — February 26, 2013 @ 12:09 am

    Really like the fabric on this bag! Very cute!

  23. Carol stockman — February 26, 2013 @ 10:29 am

    Love this pattern and the beautiful fabrics!

  24. Gill — February 26, 2013 @ 4:11 pm

    Great tote!
    Thanks for sharing!

  25. Sharon Joyner — February 26, 2013 @ 5:41 pm

    Oh I just love this pattern the more I see it the more I love it. I think it is because it is very classy looking to me and the fabrics you used were beautiful…Thanks so much for sharing…

  26. Paule-Marie — February 26, 2013 @ 6:39 pm

    Wonderful bag. Great use of color and design

  27. Stacy — February 26, 2013 @ 11:12 pm

    I love the idea of bag templates – so much faster and easier than working with a paper pattern.

  28. Darla — February 28, 2013 @ 12:38 pm

    I have enjoyed seeing all the wonderful bags that have been made on this blog tour. Lots of creativity showing the versatility of the bag template. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful projects. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

  29. Beckyjopdx — March 3, 2013 @ 11:54 pm

    This is great! I’m going to make easy farmer’s market bags this week and I’m so nervous. What is it about bags that makes them a whole new leap?? Let alone purses! Eeek!

  30. Sandi Fisher — March 18, 2013 @ 11:13 am

    What a neat idea to use fabrics like that! I would never have thought od that but it looks great.

  31. Dona Keyton — March 18, 2013 @ 11:14 am

    I love this pattern. Would love to make this purse for myself.

  32. Linda Jo — March 19, 2013 @ 7:18 am

    My husband asked me what I wanted for my birthday…I think this would be the perfect gift 🙂

  33. Marsha Kestner — April 8, 2013 @ 2:27 pm

    Awesome purse! Thanks for the giveaway. Love the colors


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